I have a bad pain on my left hip area only when I stand up after sitting for more than 30 minutes. I'm a 55 year old female (had a colonocospy at age 50 with nothing wrong) and I never feel it when I am standing, sitting, laying down or walking. After a long time of sitting, When I stand it is a stabbing pain that goes away after I walk around for about 20 seconds. I don't notice any difference if I urinate and I'm not constipated. It doesn't affect the back. No fever or any other symptoms. If I am running short errands in the car, I don't feel it when I stand up - only after at least 30 minutes of sitting. When I stand, I can't put any weight on the left side but the right side is fine when I shift weight. What kind of doctor should I consult? Thanks
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 55
hi! sorry to hear you are having this problem. can you tell be exactly where to pain is? front/back/side in the hip joint itself?
Only on the front around the hip bone itself
it sounds like you would need to see an orthopedic doctor. the reason i asked is because, often, this type of "come and go" pain is related to a nerve especially because it only happens after sitting for an extended period of time. either way i would think you need an x-ray, if it is normal, then an MRI. i wish you luck. if you have any further questions please ask.
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