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Your Hip Bump May Also be Known as:
Bump in hip
Bump in hips
Bump in leg
Bump on hip
Bump on hips
Bump on leg
Hip has a bump
Hip has a lump
Hip has a mass

Top 3 Hip Bump Causes

  1. 1.Iliopsoas Bursitis

    Bursae are small fluid-filled sacks located around the body in strategic locations to provide a cushion and help reduce friction. Iliopsoas bursitis, or hip bursitis, is an inflammation of the hip bursa, causing pain at the point of the hip. The pain may extend to the outside of the thigh area.

    You should visit your primary care physician. Treatment for this condition usually involves avoiding activities that worsen the symptoms, over-the-counter pain medication, physical therapy, and steroid injections. Surgery is rarely needed.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    groin pain, thigh pain, limping, snapping or clicking sensation of the hip, hip pain from overuse
    Symptoms that never occur with iliopsoas bursitis:
    fever, back pain, butt pain from an injury, pain in both hips, unmovable hip lump, hard hip lump, back pain that shoots down the leg
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Benign Bony Growth (Osteochondroma)

    An osteochondroma is a non-cancerous growth that usually develops during childhood or adolescence. It is a benign tumor that forms on the surface of a bone near the growth plate.

    You should visit your primary care physician for X-Ray evaluation. In most cases this condition is treated by careful observation over time to make sure the tumor does not grow. Surgery is considered if the osteochondroma causes pain, puts pressure on a nearby nerve or blood vessel, or has a large cap of cartilage.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    numbness in one arm, numbness in one thigh, swelling of one arm, hip deformity, swollen knee
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Ewing Sarcoma

    Ewing sarcoma is a type of bone cancer often affecting the legs, pelvis, ribs, arms or spine. It can occur anytime during childhood and young adulthood; it is rarely seen in adults.

    You should visit your primary care physician within the next 24 hours. An early diagnosis and treatment plan can increase the possibility of a favorable outcome.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, loss of appetite, fever, rib pain, pelvis pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Hip Bump

  • Q.Is your hip bump constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.How long have you had this bump?
  • Q.What color is the bump?
  • Q.Do you feel pain when you touch the bump?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our hip bump symptom checker.

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Hip Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced hip bump have also experienced:

    • 18% Hip Pain
    • 9% Deep, Throbbing Hip Pain
    • 7% Hip Bruise
  • People who have experienced hip bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 36% Over a Month
    • 29% Less Than a Week
    • 13% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced hip bump were most often matched with:

    • 1% Iliopsoas Bursitis
  • 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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