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Wife has had gluteus and hip pain since February.

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Wife has had gluteus...

Wife has had gluteus and hip pain since February. Trochanteric bursitis addressed and ruled out. Lumbar MRI and consult with neurosurgeon was eliminated. MRI of posterior showed arthritis not serious enough for any surgery, and a lumbar epidural did not help, nor did trigger point injections for piriformis syndrome. At wit's end for solutions, since hydrocodone does not dent her pain. Could a rheumatologist help?

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

Since February 2017, she has had the problem, after using machines at a gym. It gets worse during the afternoon.

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

She is carrying a 30 pound stomach around, like her mom did.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Hi Arthur. How far down the leg does her pain go? Is it constant or intermittent?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Mid-thigh, and almost constant. She gets up and walks around, does her laundry, but has limited stamina.
Doctor: Dr. Bob, Medical Doctor replied 7 months ago

Mid-thigh laterally or medially, or both?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I guess you just want more money. Never mind.
Doctor: Dr. Bob, Medical Doctor replied 7 months ago

I'm trying to narrow down the problem. You pay the same whether my answer takes 2 minutes or 2 weeks.

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Doctor: Dr. Bob, Medical Doctor replied 7 months ago

She may have sciatica, or she may have lateral femoral cutaneous syndrome. I need to know a bit more before I can help you get to the bottom of this.

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