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post #1 of 17
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He said I have bad arthritis (diagnoses says bony sclerosis) in my right hip, that will get worse. Also that I was born with it, that my hips are not the same. He suggested I talk to a an orthopedic surgeon soon.
post #2 of 17
i am sorry,
the good news is that they can do really great things with hips now.
My uncle got tot he point that he could not walk with help cause he resufed to see the doctor, well after the operation he was back up and moving around in a couple of days, with no pain for the frist time in years he told me.

HUG
post #3 of 17
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the good news is that they can do really great things with hips now.
Bruce is right, weve come a real long way with technology now

The sooner you see the surgeon the better because in this day and age no one needs to suffer pain now. Did he give you some strong painkillers?.

Don't worry chick you'll be ok
post #4 of 17
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Well hopefully it is just my hip, I do have pain in other joints. I imagine the next time I have blood test done there'll be arthritis tests done. My potassium levels were low too, he was supposed to call in a prescription for potassium but never did? So that will probably be retested sometime in the future as well. I was also told that I need to take multivitamins.

For pain I got a prescription of darvocet-N. Stronger pain meds spook me a bit so I'll save those for the days that I can barely move.
post #5 of 17
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My potassium levels were low too, he was supposed to call in a prescription for potassium but never did?
Make sure you remind them to take it though next time you go.

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For pain I got a prescription of darvocet-N. Stronger pain meds spook me a bit so I'll save those for the days that I can barely move.
I would take them when your in pain anyway, even if you just take enough to take the edge off
post #6 of 17
I'm sooo sorry, but I can totally relate! I have pain in my right hip also, some due to bursitis, however, I also have pain in my butt, literally that is connected with my hip and it hurts on a daily basis and won't go away. They have done many MRI's, bone scans. They can't tell me what is wrong. The pain is also very specific and very deep. I am seeing my physical medicine doctor and he has yet to try autoimmunity testing for arthritis which I will suggest be run.
I hope that they will be able to help you because I know what it is like to be frustrated and not be able to get it fixed. Good Luck and please keep us posted!
post #7 of 17
Aw, I am sorry. That would be hard news for anyone to hear I think. One of my young clients..I think he is about 21 or so..he had a double hip replacement and he is good as new....not sure if you would have to go that far to have that hip replaced, but they do do a good job nowadays with hips.

post #8 of 17
Sending get well vibes your way.They have came so far with things today, so hoepfully you'll be good as new SOON!
post #9 of 17
aww thats the pits!
My sister has bad hips...she was bedridden while pregnant because the weight of the baby on her hips caused her terrible pain to walk.they were also uneven. I cannot imagine having to live with that for such a long time.
Well, you get those hips fixed soon! Dont need you hurten anymore than you have been!
post #10 of 17
Awww! sending hugs and some vibes and prayers your way.
My aunt just had her hip fixed over christmas. She is doing amazingly well. After she healed, she was in no pain. Its amazing how far they have come with hip replacement and hip related surgeries.

Hang in there!
post #11 of 17
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I am seeing my physical medicine doctor and he has yet to try autoimmunity testing for arthritis which I will suggest be run.
Just ask your doctor for it, can't hurt (aside the costs ). I'm actually surprised you haven't had one done already!

I'm going to suggest it Monday if the other doctor doesn't. I have some other joint pain, not as bad as my hip but it does happen.

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One of my young clients..I think he is about 21 or so..he had a double hip replacement and he is good as new..
Both?! Yikes, it's not that minor of a surgery.

Thanks everyone.
The doctor schedule me to see an orthopedic surgeon on Monday, I'll see how things go then.
post #12 of 17
I really sympathise with you, I have hypermobility syndrome and early onset osteo-arthritis as a result (since I was 9) and it is absolutely horrible to be in pain. Sometimes people think that I am just a grumpy ***** because I can be a bit snappy but it's usually because of joint pain getting to me. Fortunately it has progressed very slowly, I'm nearly 36 and can still walk unassisted so it's all good although my right hip is getting a bit dodgy these days!

I hope you can get something to help, are you going to be ok for hip replacement? I ask because it's not really a viable option for me because I don't heal great and my ligaments are up the creek, but if you can, go for it - your options are fairly wide these days
post #13 of 17
Sweetie I am sorry to hear this. I hope all goes well at the doctors on moday. Remember orthopedic surgeons see this type of thing all the time. Be thankfull that you are still young. Recovery and treatment can be alot worse the older you get.

Hugs from me and Karma

PM me if you need to talk or anything.

I'll keep my fingers crossed that all goes well.
post #14 of 17
I am glad you are finding out what has been causing the pain, and taking steps to get things taken care. I wish you all the best. This thread and Kluchetta's are timely for me as something has been happening in one of my hips the past couple of years. Bar none, the pain I've had (none recently) in this hip, is the worst pain I've ever had in my life.

So...my hat is off to all of you dealing with chronic joint or back pain, I didn't really "get it", until I began to have joint pain and back issues. I should buy stock in Aleve fortunately, it works exceptionally well for me.
post #15 of 17
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This thread and Kluchetta's are timely for me as something has been happening in one of my hips the past couple of years. Bar none, the pain I've had (none recently) in this hip, is the worst pain I've ever had in my life.

So...my hat is off to all of you dealing with chronic joint or back pain, I didn't really "get it", until I began to have joint pain and back issues. I should buy stock in Aleve fortunately, it works exceptionally well for me.
Have you had it looked at by a doctor? There could be damage that keeps getting worse, and there are medications to help.
The pain is bad, but for the most part it's really frustrating. The days I can't get out of bed without help or even walk across the house are the worst. As for it being the worst pain... gastrointestinal pain is much much worse, at least for me. Years ago I had an infection in my gallbladder, I wouldn't wish that on anyone.

Unfortunately, since people can't see what is ailing you it's hard to get it across to them sometimes. My own father's response yesterday was "Have you tried taking some Aleve?".
post #16 of 17
Last years physical, my doctor found reduced range of motion in one hip, that was before some of the worst pain began. I know I am fortunate that aleve works. I will ask her about it again this year...(probably time for another bone density test for one), and more talk about further testing and what can be done re my back issues too.

I am sorry, I can't imagine having pain that no otc med relieves and folks not understanding that.
post #17 of 17
I'm glad they are getting you in pretty quickly. It's possible that you just have arthritis in that one hip, and it's a degenerative process rather than an inflammatory process. If you have bone spurs or something they can fix that without a total replacement. Also, there is only one tiny little artery to feed that whole area, and if you damage it, the femoral head can die and that's painful too.

At the point I'M at, I will accept anything they tell me except that there is nothing wrong. I take so much painkiller that my ears ring, and I'm getting really grumpy. LOL.
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