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Question: Hip joint pain?

 lindzyb - Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:46 pm

I'm 22 yrs old, female, been diagnosed with PCOS & Hypothyroidism, no surgeries, on Synthroid.

I have been having, for the past 4 months or so, a very sharp pain in my left hip. It only comes every once in a while, when I'm walking. I will get a sudden pain, then a feel like my hip gave out, then it will be perfectly fine. Any ideas?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:14 pm

User avatar Hi Lindzyb,

The sharp pains that you are describing are a bit suspicious for an occasional nerve impingement. This may be due to some lower back problems. If it becomes more prevalent, more severe or you simply want more information it is a good idea to see your doctor to have this evaluated.

If imaging is needed an MRI of the spine is probably the best bet.

Best wishes.
 lindzyb - Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:16 am

Thanks for the input, that makes sense. I had severe lower back pain for about a year, maybe a year and a half before I started dieting & lost 43lbs. The back pain is gone now, but sometimes I still get the 'catch' feeling in my hip.

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