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Old 08-06-2003, 05:24 AM   #1
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What would be the difference between hip and pelvic pain? I have 2 different kinds of pain, one seems to be in the hip joint, but another more sharp pain in the back of what I would call my hips but I guess it would be considered my pelvis actually? Does anyone know the actual difference between hip and pelvic pain? I know the technical term for the one in the back is "sacroiliac joint" but is this pelvic or hip pain? I just started thinking about it today and wondering if what I was calling hip pain could actually be pelvic pain because I read about a lot of you guys on here having "pelvic pain" but never really heard of many people here having "hip pain". Maybe I'm just nuts here, but I was just wondering if I was just classifying it wrong, or perhaps just overreacting and they're really just the same thing.. Any suggestions would be helpful! Thanks everyone for any info you can give on this matter!

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-21 year old chronic pain patient..
-Have a transitional vertebrae @ s1.
-adhesions from years of not knowing gallbladder was bad then had it removed, lots of abdominal pain now...
-Chronic severe migraines, and tension headaches... Taking Imitrex for migraines.. Working well...
-Lots of low back and mid back pain growing up.. Now having lots of knifelike shoulder pain between spine and shoulder blades..
-Pain overall between 7-9 everyday without meds.. But when meds are present, (and not wearing off) I'm between 4-7..
-Moderate case of TMJ
-Hypoglycemic
-Asthmatic
-Lots of throbbing pain in left knee and left arm from previous fractures..
-Meds I'm taking now : Percocet 7.5/500 every 4 hrs as need for pain, Flexeril 10mg 2x/day, Tofranil 20mg @ bedtime, Imitrex for migraines, Phenergan for nausea/vomitting, Albuterol for asthma... That's all I can think of for now..hehe...
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Old 08-06-2003, 07:19 AM   #2
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I have CPPS and from my understanding, it is mostly your entire pelvic region. I have sharp pains, dull pains and burning pains from my lower back to my knees back up to my lower abdomen.
I get pain in my hips as well. From what I have heard from the medical community, Pelvic Pain is just a diagnoses for something the can't fix or treat.
Hope all is well

 
Old 08-06-2003, 07:20 AM   #3
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I have CPPS and from my understanding, it is mostly your entire pelvic region. I have sharp pains, dull pains and burning pains from my lower back to my knees back up to my lower abdomen.
I get pain in my hips as well. From what I have heard from the medical community, Pelvic Pain is just a diagnoses for something the can't fix or treat.
Hope all is well

 
Old 08-08-2003, 05:21 PM   #4
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Hi Crystal!!

I hope your having a good day today!

So, guess what I did?? I looked it up in the encyclopedia! lol.

Ill sum up for you what it says though... so that you dont have to read all the boring stuff..lol.

It says that hip pain involves any pain in or around the hip joint. Then it goes on to explain that most of the pain from the hip radiates down the thighs, like you mentioned, and leg bones.. and gives some of the more popular causes of such. (not sure why it wouldnt go up the lower back as it would seem like that would make sense it could... but Im not a doc.. of course! lol)

I looked up pelvic pain and the information on that not helpful in regards what you were discribing as back pain. It was more along the lines of menstration and such of a more female monthy type issue.

I hope this helps some? My thoughts and Prayers are with you Crystal. Kim

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Old 08-08-2003, 05:33 PM   #5
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Kim,
Thanks for the helpful info I will just use my hip joint pain and call it "hip pain" and the other, if my pain doc (I was filling out the paperwork for my first PM doc appt coming up on 9/9 and was trying to explain every pain I am having..) asks where exactly the hip pain is, I'll specify saying that some is in the joint area, but also, i have sacroiliac pain... He should understand that. Thanks again for looking that up for me! I hope you have a great weekend!

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