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About a month ago I started getting sharp a shooting pain just below my hip area. It occures randomly. There are about 5 -6 burst of pain that last about a minute each, then it does not reoccur for hours or even a day or so. I know it is not sciatic pain (I've had that also). What may be causing this?
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Doctor: Dr. Chauhan, Doctor replied 8 years ago
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Hello & Welcome to Just Answer,

May I ask you a few questions in order for me to understand your situation better thereby allowing me to help you better:

1) Any injury/ fall?

2) Any swelling/ lump over the hip?

3) Any pain/ stiffness over back?

4) Does this pain radiate?

5) Any problems with walking/ standing/ sitting?

6) Any other symptoms/medical issues/ significant history?

Thanks. Shall be waiting for your reply.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
No injury or fall. No swelling or lump in the area. Yes back pain L4-5-S1 area, but my hip/thigh pain is not from that area. My pain does not radiate from my low back. It is centralized in 5-6" area. No problems walking or standing, this does not set off the pain or decrease it when it happens.
Doctor: Dr. Chauhan, Doctor replied 8 years ago

Thanks for all the additional details. From the descriptions that you have provided, we probably might be dealing with a condition called “pyriformis syndrome”. We need to check in with an orthopedician for this who will be giving a thorough clinical and would at the same time probably ruling out the following conditions:

(a) Pudendal nerve entrapment syndrome

(b) Sacroiliatis, and

(c) Sciatica

I hope that this helps. Please feel free to inquire if you have any remaining concerns/ doubts, as it shall be a privilege and a pleasure to try and help as much as I can. Best wishes.

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