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Bulge in the hip area after a fall - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi
User :   Ok
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Last night I fell
User :   and on the left side of my body in the hip area
User :   and it hurts when i walk
User :   there is a small bulge
User :   but i can walk
Doctor :   k is there any pain
User :   the skin isnt bruised
User :   yes
User :   i have ice on it right now but it still hurts
User :   but i can walk
Doctor :   what is ur age
User :   20
User :   when im touchign it it feels like the bone
User :   which is probably a bad sign
Doctor :   u can get an X ray done and Physical examination
Doctor :   and get back to me
User :   yes. I am goign to go to urgent care tomorrow afternoon
User :   I have a doctor
User :   But what I really want to know
Doctor :   on movement of ur leg is there any pain
User :   yes
User :   i can walk , but it hurts when i walk
Doctor :   we can fix up an appointment
User :   that ok i'm going to take care of it
Doctor :   if you can tell me ur locality
User :   i'm just really stressing otu about it because i haev a broken arm right now
User :   can you please just tell me
User :   from what i've described
User :   do you think something is broken, or fractured, or a bone bruise or what?
Doctor :   no need to panic
Doctor :   is that pain intolerable?
User :   no
User :   I've been walking all day no problem.
Doctor :   if it is swollen and painful
Doctor :   it can be a fracture
User :   ok
User :   What happens if you fracture your hip?
Doctor :   hair fracture won't affect ur movements
User :   Because that's most likely the case
User :   Then that must be what it is
Doctor :   complications like infection
User :   So what I want to know is how a hairline fracture of the hip is treated
Doctor :   Get an X ray sone

Doctor :   u will have to get a pop slab
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