Hip and knee pain all of a sudden

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Im just after some advice, as I can’t see my doctor til Tuesday and having a massive anxiety at the moment. I’m having constant left hip pain near my pelvis area, left kneee pain and lower left back pain, I’m not sure what it could be every time I google it states cancer and I’m on the verge on tears as iv never experience such pain before, it sort of alternates aswell between right hip and right knee, I’m 32 female, generally in good Heslth, I was involved in a hit and run where the car hit me from behind as I was about to take my baby out of the car ,a few months back, but I was left with bruises only. My dr never ordered any scans or anything like that as at the time I didn’t have any other symptoms of bone pain so not sure if it’s related, I do attend physio but haven’t me mention my pain as it first started last week when I got my periods then it went away and it started again four days later,would anyone know what this could be, I’m sorry for the long post I’m just so worried that it could be something bad as I never get aches and pains in my hip area

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    Wow, could be any number of things.

    If you are Googling stuff, try ectopic pregnancy if there is any chance you might be pregnant?

    But that much pain, all of a sudden, doesn't sound like cancer (but what do I know?)

    Let us know what the doc says.

    Good Luck!

    Bob

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      Just to  comment on the ectopic pregnancy thing: I've had two of them. It's one sided pain in the ovary/fallopian tube area, which is usually in the front lower abdomen.  The pain comes and goes. An ultrasound usually diagnoses it. And I would think most women already know they are pregnant; although very early in their pregnancy.

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    Sciatic nerve pain can start in the lower back or hip, travel through the butt and down your leg to the knee or beyond.  Everyone feels it differently.  The sudden onset suggests trauma...like from the accident.  Those "few bruises" could have caused a subconscious change in the way you walk thereby aggravating the nerve.  This is very common.  Here are two discussions that may shed some light on this...

    https://patient.info/forums/discuss/sciatic-nerve-pain-from-the-perspective-of-many-decades-629096

    https://patient.info/forums/discuss/other-pain-after-a-tkr-641040

    The first thing you have to do is stop Googling.  There's a thing in med school called "Sophomore Syndrome" where the students start learning all about disease symptoms and convince themselves that they have them all.  Don't do that.  This is simple...you have pain so find the cause and fix it.  I always start with non-invasive, non-RX, inexpensive modalities to see what works.  If you get no relief, you climb the ladder until you find the answer.  This could be as simple as misalignment of your hips and/or pelvis or locked SI joints.  Chiropractor...a few weeks of treatment...done.  If that doesn't work, a physical therapist might help.  Beyond that is an orthopedist or a neurosurgeon if the problem has a spinal origin.

    I've been down all of these paths and have always found the solution.  Jumping right to cancer is just a wee bit premature.

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      Thank tou so much for replying, kinda makes sense with the trauma as it did start after that incident, however as I didn’t get the pain immediately my doctor didn’t bother sending me for a imagine scan however I see her Tuesday definitely going to bring it up to here. As I feel like this incident has brought back a lot of anxiety which I’m trying to control however find it difficult when I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I’ll have a read at the links you shared. 
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      Deep breath...no anxiety...this isn't cancer.  My first wife died of breast cancer and our daughter beat it at 35...believe me...this isn't cancer.  You twisted something out of place.  Docs will give you pills.  Don't do that...it doesn't fix anything.  X-ray and chiropractor.  I'll bet he/she finds the problem.

      Example: Woke up one morning with a very painful hip pointer.  8 out of 10 pain.  Doc prescribed rest and ibuprofen.  Bull.  Went to my chiropractor and described the problem.  She laid me down and touched a muscle IN MY BACK...faaaaaar away from my hip.  After she pealed me off the ceiling, she told me that my problem was a spasming Quadratus Laborum muscle in my back, right above the kidney.  Only someone like that can make such a connection.  She worked on it and I had my wife massage in some Voltaren Gel that night.  Remember, the massage was to the muscle, not my hip.  Pain gone the next day.

      Go get this fixed by a pro...

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      Thank you honestly you have eased my mind, very sorry about your first wife and I’m glad your daughter beat it.  I’m going to physio I’ll mention it again and I’m going to also see my doctor I’ll get her to give me a referral for chiropractor, I have to get my things organised insurance only gave me 26weeks treatment, and let the driver at fault walk freely no charges nothing, the moron could of left me paralysed or even worse if my son didn’t take him shoes off I would of had him standing next to me while I take my other son out and he wouldn’t be here today. The impact of the car smashing into my legs I’m so grateful that I walked away with bruises only and I’m praying the pain in my hip is easily resolved aswell. 
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    I'm no doctor,but your symptoms sound like mine, and I have sciatica. All my spine bones are either bulging or stenosis. One day I was sitting in the chair and when I stood up, I could not move. It was horrible. Since then it has eased, but comes and goes. I had it in my 30s and an epidural stopped it. I am having my spleen removed on July 19th and they said I am getting an epidural for pain, so hoping that fixes it. Good luck to you. Pinched nerves are painful. Hope that's all it is.

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      i Did have sciatica when I was pregnant with the twins three years ago and had spinal tap twice and epidural maybe that’s what fixed the issue like yourself, could the trauma accident caused it to flare up again? I know I jump straight to cancer but when I see everyone around me dying at a young age of cancer, it’s the first thing I think about I can’t help it. 
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    Hi I share your anxiety and pain you have. I have full sympathy with you. Believe in your self and be strong. Bone structure changes almost every 10 years or so. Get a mri Scan. Impact can be transmitted to other limbs and joints. Talk to your insurance and hope you have the details of hit and run car etc. I am not a dr. Please do not worry. Be strong in your self. Good luck 
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