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    What causes severe hip pain?

Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 in General Health
Question: I have a pain on my left side just inside my hip at about the belt line or just below. It is tender to touch. It started about 4 hours ago and is becoming more painful. Pain is maybe a 4-5 on a 1-10 scale.
Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 29 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Possible Diagnosis: Strangulated hernia

Detailed Answer:
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The location of pain and acute onset is suggestive of possible Strangulated hernia.
Strangulation of hernia can result in decreased blood flow to the bowel loops, therefore worsening pain.
It requires immediate medical attention to avoid complications like perforation of bowel.
Treatment is with surgery.

Please be advised to follow up with nearest emergency room for further management.

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Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal

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