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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Painful Hip Lump

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced painful hip lump. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Skin Abscess

    A skin abscess is an infection of the deeper skin that's typically due to bacteria seen on the skin. Recently, infections are more frequently caused by Staph. Aureus (puts the "staph" in "staph infections"), which is dangerous and requires treatment.

    Good prognosis with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    rash with bumps or blisters, red rash, red skin bump larger than 1/2 cm in diameter, pus-filled rash, rash
    Symptoms that always occur with skin abscess:
    rash with bumps or blisters
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Pimple

    Acne, also known as pimples, occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil & dead skin cells. Acne is extremely common and ranges from mild to severe.

    The severity of the acne dictates treatment-type and duration. With proper treatment, acne should resolve in weeks to months. In some cases, acne is a long-term condition.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    pink or red facial bump, small facial lump, painful facial bump, marble sized facial lump
    Symptoms that always occur with pimple:
    pink or red facial bump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  3. 3.Boil (Furuncle)

    Boils are infections of a hair follicle that creates a small pocket of inflammation full of pus. It's typically caused by a common bacteria called S. Aureus.

    5-10 days

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    pink or red facial bump, small facial lump, painful facial bump, marble sized facial lump, constant skin changes
    Symptoms that always occur with boil (furuncle):
    pink or red facial bump
    Symptoms that never occur with boil (furuncle):
    fever
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  4. 4.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.

    Problem should resolve within weeks to months.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    thigh pain, groin pain, limping, snapping or clicking sensation of the hip, pain in the front of the hip
    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
  5. 5.Fibrous Dysplasia of Bone

    This is a genetic condition where part of a bone develops incorrectly using the wrong type of materials (fibrous instead of bony tissue), causing a weak area of bone that is prone to fractures. This process begins before birth, and the cause of the gene mutation is not fully known.

    This is a lifelong condition, as the fibrous tissue will continue to grow in the same area.

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    spontaneous bone pain, groin pain, pain in one thigh, spontaneous hip pain, upper leg bump
    Symptoms that always occur with fibrous dysplasia of bone:
    spontaneous bone pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.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.

    Will remain for life if not treated with surgery, but is benign and is not expected to affect life expectancy.

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    lower leg bump, upper leg bump, numbness in one thigh, painful thigh lump, hip bump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Painful Hip Lump

  • Q.What color is the bump?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Is there fluid coming out of the bump?
  • Q.Have you received an organ transplantation before?

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Painful Hip Lump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced painful hip lump have also experienced:

    • 15% Hip Pain
    • 15% Lower Back Pain
    • 10% Hip Bump
  • People who have experienced painful hip lump had symptoms persist for:

    • 38% Over a Month
    • 26% Less Than a Week
    • 16% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced painful hip lump were most often matched with:

    • 66% Skin Abscess
    • 16% Pimple
    • 16% Boil (Furuncle)
  • 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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