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I've been experiencing pain in my groin/hip for about 4/5 months now. It started in my outer hip and radiated down my thigh. The pain starts after standing/walking for a while and also if I sit for too long and my hip clicks when I walk. It also hurts at night if I lie on my other side. I went to the doctor about about 3 months ago and she said it sounded like my hip was irritated. She told me to keep taking painkillers and anti-inflammatories. She also gave me an anti-inflammatory gel to use twice a day.
Since then my hip has gotten worse. It now hurts everyday instead of intermittently. I've also got pain in my groin when walking, when getting in and out of the car, when driving (changing gear) and if I stand on that leg. If I lie down and bring my knees to my chest, as I lower my legs my hips makes a clunk which is very painful.
Any idea what this could be? I have hypermobility so whenever I go to the doctor with a joint complaint they just put it down to that and tell me to take more painkillers. If it's my hypermobility then fair enough but I don't want it to be dismissed as that if it might be something else. I've been trying to make an appointment to see my GP but I've been unlucky so far and don't see me getting an appointment before the end of January.
All advice welcome. This is really interfering with my life. I've been resting as much as possible but it doesn't seem to be helping.
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