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Old 06-03-2012, 04:39 PM   #1
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Hip and leg pain getting me down!

Really hope some body will be able to help..
The past few months in regular periods of 2-3 days, I keep getting this really irritating aching pain in my hips and legs. Laying still in bed is the worst as it takes me forever to go sleep with the pain, but when I do it wakes me up with severe pains on the hip and thigh of whatever side I'm laying on. It's getting me so down, nothing stops it. I keep having fevers too when it starts, cold sweats - the works - and dizzy spells 10/12 times a week.
Doctor did blood test and found nothing.
Please please help.

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Old 06-03-2012, 10:50 PM   #2
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Re: Hip and leg pain getting me down!

Hi there -- welcome!

Your symptoms could be indicative of a hip problem, or you could be having a rheumatological problem having is beginning in your hips. You could also be having a back problem. You might even have an infection which is causing the hip pain.

The sweating/fever/dizziness could be a symptom of whatever your primary problem is or the sweating/fever/dizziness could be simply from your pain. (Your body may be reacting to pain as though it is being poisoned. This reaction is why sometimes people throw up from pain.)

So, to try to help us figure out what might be going on, and what type of doctor to steer you toward, some additional info might be helpful. What type of doctor is currently treating you? What type of bloodwork did he/she order? Did he/she explain to you what conditions the bloodwork was designed to diagnose?

To help your current doctor, and specialists if necessary, pinpoint your problem, you should also keep a pain journal. Keep track if what you do each day and what you eat, plus when you are having pain, what helps, where the pain is. Try to be precise when describing where the pain is. Many folks say hips, when they mean buttock area, which is often sciatica or a muscular issue. Pain coming from the hip joint often is described as groin pain.

While you wait for a diagnosis, remember that ice can be a very helpful analgesic. Fifteen minutes per hour, making sure not to freeze the skin.

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Re: Hip and leg pain getting me down!

Have you had an x-ray of your hips? When I needed two hip replacements, I had been having terrible pains all night and nothing helped. Durng the day I had no pain.

An x-ray would show whether your cartilege was getting thin or gone completely.

Shirley H.
Had two hip replacements about a year apart - the last one being August 2009.

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