Hip Problems, Age 12 and Older
Check Your Symptoms
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
- You have sudden chest pain and shortness of breath, or you cough up blood.
- You are not able to stand or walk or bear weight.
- Your buttocks, legs, or feet feel numb or tingly.
- Your leg or foot is cool or pale or changes color.
- You have severe pain.
Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:
- You have signs of infection, such as:
- Increased pain, swelling, warmth, or redness in the hip area.
- Red streaks leading from the hip area.
- Pus draining from the hip area.
- A fever.
- You have signs of a blood clot, such as:
- Pain in your calf, back of the knee, thigh, or groin.
- Redness and swelling in your leg or groin.
- You are not able to bend, straighten, or move your leg normally.
- You have trouble urinating or having bowel movements.
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:
- You do not get better as expected.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 04, 2014
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