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localized swelling in hip, thigh, groin area with severe ...

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localized swelling in hip, thigh, groin area with severe pain and tenderness spreading down leg. pain seems to be in bone. white count was elavated at last blood test. subject is 60 yr. old male
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 years ago.

Greetings.

Since when is the swelling? Is there fever, weight loss, and loss of appetite? Is the swelling mobile or fixed? How does it feels; soft, firm, hard or fluid filled? Is the skin adherent to the swelling?

Dr. Arun

Expert:  Dr.Tiwari replied 8 years ago.
Hello,
I got your request to answer this question.
Will you please answer some questions to serve you better-
1.Since when this swelling is there?
2.Is it sudden to occur or gradually enlarged?
3.Any history of fever in recent or in past of long duration?
4.Any other medical disease like diabetes?
5.Any limitation of the movement at the hip?
Please answer all in detail.
Thanks.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
it is fixed. localized in groin and right hip.
swelling began two days ago. it has increased gradually. I took him to the hospital. he is on anti- inflamatory meds and an antibiotic.
was diagnosed with cellulitis...no explination for pain. and his simptoms don't match what i have heard about cellulitis. extreme pain seems to be coming from right pelvic bone, but cat scan didn't show anything in the bone.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
no limitation in movement and only slight fever.
no history of diabetes.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 years ago.

Hello,

Cellulitis can have significant pain and can make the tissue feel tight and firm. CT scan is a very good investigation to distinguish the tissues involved. A sudden appearance of the swelling always denote an infective pathology. Read the resource;

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cellulitis/DS00450

Antibiotics take 3-4 days to show the response and benefit.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

Dr. Arun

Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 33067
Experience: MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
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