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Question: anyone ever have a lump on their hip


 dvdsltmn2 - Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:59 am

My brother who is 38 has had a lump on his hip for some 12 years now and just recently its getting bigger and starting to hurt.its about the size of ones fist. can anyone help me out here thanks much in advance
 Dr. Tino Anthony Solomon - Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:59 am

Hello there,

You will need to provide us with more information to enable us to have a better idea about the nature of the lump you describe. As a guide, could you tell us the exact size of the lump, where exactly is it on the hip, for example just under the skin or does it feel like it originates deeper? Is it hard or soft? Does it move around when you hold it or is it fixed? Does it limit the range of movement of the hip joint or leg? How painful is it and is the pain at rest or only on movement? Does it wake him up at night from discomfort? Is there anything of this kind anywhere else on the body or is there any member of the family with a similar lump or a history of one?

With all this information we can then have a better idea as to the origin of the lump and whether it needs to be looked at further. A long history usually, but not always, suggests a benign cause but sinister causes are best ruled out first.

Kind regards,

Dr Tino Solomon
BSc(Hons) MBBS
Senior House Officer in Surgery

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