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What you have posted is not alarming such that this would be considered a life threatening issue however the ESR points to some sort of inflammation going on.
You do need continued workup to figure out what is going on. If they thought you needed a lumbar puncture they would have done it by now....
If you live in an area where lymes disease is present I would consider that in your workup.
As long as your doctors are still working on the issue that is OK. If they have given up then I'd find another doctor, perhaps even going to a University Teaching Hospital.
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Thank you for that additional information and MRI report.
The MRI really doesn't help much in figuring out what the underlying cause is although it does confirm that your hip has evidence of why you are having pain in that area.
I hope your MDs can get to the bottom of what is going. It does seem like they are doing a good job of getting there for now.
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