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What is a hip infusion? How does it develop and what is the

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what is a hip infusion? How does it develop and what is the risk? I have a hernia in the left groin diagnosed.
Thank you for your help.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Mask replied 5 years ago.
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Did you mean to say hip effusion?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Sorry, yes it's a hip effusion.
Expert:  Dr Mask replied 5 years ago.
Thank you for the quick response.
How was it diagnosed? Meaning did you have a trauma or was it chronic pain for which an MRI revealed the effusion?
What are the other medical conditions already diagnosed for you and on what medication are you for them?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Was diagnosed with an MRI currently almost no pain. No medication. Light twinging pain in the abdomen.
Expert:  Dr Mask replied 5 years ago.
Thank you for the additional information and for your patience
The causes for joint effusion can be Sudden violent fall like in an accident, it can be due to bursitis, Osteoarthritis or tendinitis.
However, considering your age and the pattern of presentation this sounds most likely to be Bursitis (Tronchanteric bursitis)
A bursa is like a water filled balloon that is there to reduce the friction between the muscles and the joint during activity. However this bursae tends to get inflamed in people who are middle age or older and this inflammation causes the fluid accumulation leading to pain. However the pain is only more evident when the area is pressed.
The treatment for it is typical i.e. Rest, Ice and elevation. Your doctor may add NSAIDs. It should resolve in around 2 to 4 weeks.
If currently the pain is minimal that only means that the fluid effusion may even take lesser time to go back.
Hope This Helps
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
It just come s to my mind: I had a herpes zoster extending from the right buttock down to the back of the right knee and I still have some light "unsensitivity" feeling of the skin in that area.
Expert:  Dr Mask replied 5 years ago.
Thank you for the additional information.
Yes Herpes can cause an altered sensation so you may not be getting the pain with a strong intensity however even if it takes time to resolve you still have time enough for its treatment before your surgery.
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