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Your Swollen Hip May Also be Known as:
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Leg feels puffy
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Top 3 Swollen Hip Causes

  1. 1.Psoriatic Arthritis

    Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. Some people who have psoriasis also get a form of arthritis (inflammation and swelling of joints) called psoriatic arthritis.

    You should visit your primary care physician to manage this disease as there are many treatment options. A treatment plan will often consist of therapy (physical, occupational, massage), patient education, exercise and rest, devices to protect joints, medicine and/or surgery.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    joint pain, lower back pain, shoulder pain, upper back pain, joint stiffness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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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.

    You should visit your primary care physician who will likely coordinate care with a muscle and bone specialist (orthopedic surgeon). The treatment for PVNS is surgery and radiation therapy.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one knee, spontaneous knee pain, swollen knee, joint pain, pain in the inside of the knee
    Symptoms that never occur with pigmented villonodular synovitis:
    knee instability
    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 Swollen Hip

  • Q.Is your hip swelling constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.How long has your hip been swollen?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Is your hip pain constant or come-and-go?

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

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Swollen Hip Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced swollen hip have also experienced:

    • 6% Hip Pain
    • 6% Lower Back Pain
    • 4% Deep, Throbbing Hip Pain
  • People who have experienced swollen hip had symptoms persist for:

    • 35% Less Than a Week
    • 33% Over a Month
    • 12% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced swollen hip were most often matched with:

    • 23% Psoriatic Arthritis
  • 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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