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60 year old woman with sudden local nonradiating pain on left side above hip. The pain is sharp and severe not allowing sleep. The location is warmer than other side and tender to touch. The pain goes away for 8 to 10 hours with ibuprofen but returns.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

Two days

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Only ibuprofen makes better

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Health
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Health Professional: Doctor John MD, Doctor (MD) replied 1 month ago
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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer.com

This is Dr. John and I will be helping you today.

I will be reviewing your question and will respond shortly.

I may need to ask a few more questions in order to best serve you.

Thank you for your patience.

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Health Professional: Doctor John MD, Doctor (MD) replied 1 month ago

can you upload a picture showing where above the hip the pain is located?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Picture sent IMG_0166.jpeg
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Waiting on text answer. If this experience is good will consider phone for future problem
Health Professional: Doctor John MD, Doctor (MD) replied 1 month ago
Let me see if I can read the photo
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Health Professional: Doctor John MD, Doctor (MD) replied 1 month ago
Can you try uploading the photo using the paperclip icon. I can’t see a photo on my end
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Can’t upload but pain is on side of the trunk not in front or rear but on side. It’s on the left side of trunk above the hip
Health Professional: Doctor John MD, Doctor (MD) replied 1 month ago
Ok, any diarrhea or change in bowel movements?
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
No
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Every answer begets another question and wait
Health Professional: dochealey, Senior Consultant replied 1 month ago
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Thanks for your question.

I see that the other expert has opted out.

A couple of possible causes need to be considered.These would include an infection causing the increasing temperature and pain and trochanteric bursitis where the bursa by the side of hip gets inflamed and painful.

You should apply ice to the area for 5-10 minutes a time every two hours to decrease the inflammation and if pain persists even after doing this for another day you should see a doctor to get yourself examined and treated.

Feel free to ask any follow up question.

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