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What causes pain above hips?

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Posted on Tue, 22 Jul 2014
Question: I keep getting a pain like the stitch when I hang washing appears to be just above my left hip and I don't know if this helps but my nliver function tests have been out for a while now and I am waiting for a scan thanks
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Can be nerve root irritation.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The pain that you have can be related to a muscle spasm in the area or due to a mild nerve root irritation. It can also be related to a Vitamin B 12 deficiency.
In addition to gabapentin that you are already taking you can start with Vitamin B 12 supplements and do a hot fomentation in the area for relief. In case the pain is acute and severe then you can consult your orthopedician and get a combination of pain killer with muscle relaxant prescribed.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal

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What causes pain above hips?

Brief Answer: Can be nerve root irritation. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. The pain that you have can be related to a muscle spasm in the area or due to a mild nerve root irritation. It can also be related to a Vitamin B 12 deficiency. In addition to gabapentin that you are already taking you can start with Vitamin B 12 supplements and do a hot fomentation in the area for relief. In case the pain is acute and severe then you can consult your orthopedician and get a combination of pain killer with muscle relaxant prescribed. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal