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2 Potential Deep, Throbbing Hip Pain Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Hip Bone Damage (Osteonecrosis)

    Osteonecrosis of the hip is painful, progressive damage of the hip joint caused by a loss of blood flow.

    4 years

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    severe or worsening pain in the hip or groin area, thigh pain, deep, throbbing hip pain, limping, pain in one knee
    Symptoms that always occur with hip bone damage (osteonecrosis):
    severe or worsening pain in the hip or groin area
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

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  2. 2.Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis

    The synovium is a thin layer of tissue that surrounds joints, providing a small amount of fluid to lubricate the joint and aid in movement. In pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS), the synovium thickens and overgrows. This mass typically only affects one joint, is not cancerous, and does not spread to other parts of the body.

    Recovery from arthroscopic (minimally invasive surgery) is quick and can take a few weeks to a month.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    joint pain, pain in the outside of the hip, pain in one knee, groin pain, deep, throbbing hip pain
    Symptoms that never occur with pigmented villonodular synovitis:
    knee instability
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Deep, Throbbing Hip Pain

  • Q.Do your symptoms get worse when you exercise?
  • Q.How would you explain why your hip hurts?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you feel a snapping or clicking sensation in your hip?

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Deep, Throbbing Hip Pain Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced deep, throbbing hip pain have also experienced:

    • 21% Lower Back Pain
    • 3% Upper Leg Pain
    • 3% Hip Pain
  • People who have experienced deep, throbbing hip pain had symptoms persist for:

    • 44% Over a Month
    • 20% Less Than a Week
    • 15% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced deep, throbbing hip pain were most often matched with:

    • 1% Hip Bone Damage (Osteonecrosis)
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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