Please help me! Is it Osteoarthritis?

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I am 22 years old. I have just read all the symptoms of Osteoarthritis and it matches to what i have been facing from 3 years. I have a consistant pain in my Righ Hip joint it is felt when I move my leg. Im facing Limited range of motions in joint and my joint have also become weak i dont have strength in right lig to lift any weight with that joint.


I have been diagnosed with all possible lab blood tests including (T spot and TB gold test) , Xrays, Mri and Bone scan. 

The report of MRI tell that there is some Synovial Effusion found in the joint and the open biopsy is recomended. Furthermore from Xrays and MRI its clear that there is no damage happend to the Hip Joint so far.

I want to get to know if there is no damage happenf to Joint if its possible that its osteoartritis? 

If no what could be posible desease I could have with the same Symtoms like ie limited range of motion of hip, Loss of strength in the leg, Pain when you move it. 

Doctor thinks it could be tuberculosis but the blood tests (TB gold, T spot) to check TB are clear. Bone scan is clear. Lungs X rays are also clear. please help me 

Thank you.

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  • Posted

    You say Dr, have you seen an orthopaedic specialist.if not I would ask you Dr /Gp to send you to see one.
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    Yes I agree,  Is this your GP telling you this or has he sent you to be diagnosed properly at a hospital with an orthopaedic surgeon?.

    If he hasnt he should have.  Ask for a referral to one and just sit there until he agrees to refer you to one

    By the way where are you? In the UK?


    Eileen  UK

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      Thanks for youur reply,

      I first went to se a  Rheumotologist where she looked at my recomended lab tests, xrays and Mri reports. She said there is no damage in the joint and she suggested me to see orthopedic surgeon. Now he have given me the date for my open biopsy

      I was reading the symptoms of hip oestoarthritis which matches to my condition a lot so i am confused could it be arthiritis. 

      Can arthritis cause pain even if the bones are not damaged?

      I am from Pakistan.

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    There is pain, and there is PAIN .....

    My OA pain was in the PAIN category - I used to liken it to a lightning bolt down the leg, enough to make me collapse when going upstairs.  That's when I knew that I had to have a hip replacement.  

    It is a major operation (despite the medical profession saying it is a 'routine procedure'), and not something to be undertaken lightly, especially if it may not cure the problem that you have.

    Get second (and third) opinions from experts in the field who are used to dealing with younger patients rather than us oldies.

    Best wishes


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    Did you have the blood tests done at the Rheumotologist? The reason I ask is there is VERY SPECIFIC blood testing that is done to RULE OUT various types of arthritis, and these tests are NOT routinely done at a regular doctor's office.

    For me, they were able to RULE OUT a number of types of arthritis. Then I was able to see my surgeon, get X-RAYS and plan my treatment for osteoarthritis. (Osteoarthritis is NOT an autoimmune disease as many arthritis types are. It is apparently the most common form of arthritis as well. )

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    Hello Ali

    So often people say "It's osteoarthritis" . It took some time for me to find out

    I had spinal stenosis. My ex-doctor didn't approve of my checking out medical

    problems on the internet. In the meantime I got nowhere, tried chiropractor, physio

    and more. In January I have an appointment with a pain clinic that was recommended by a friend with similar symptoms. Hopefully the injections will work for me and later in the year I will have surgery for spinall stenosis. 


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    Hi, the way you describe your symptoms in the first paragraph sounds exactly the same as my situation. I've had it four years, had two lots of physio, felt I was getting nowhere so changed doctor. (I'm in the UK) Wow, what a difference, I saw the new doctor two weeks before Xmas, got sent for an xray the same day and today went back for the results:

    I have congenital hip dysplasia in my right hip (the painful one) and the other one is showing signs but has no pain yet. Doctor has referred me to the Orthopaedic surgeon for treatment so hopefully I'm now on my way back to normailty! I looked it up online and see there are two possible treatments, oteotomy or replacement.

    Hip dysplasia is something I hadn't considered at all, I thought it was something dogs get! For you, look up the symptoms and see if it fits your circumstances?

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