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I am experiencing hip ache

By Anonymous October 18, 2010 - 3:23am
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I am a 39 year old fairly fit woman and have recently experienced a few strange problems. Since having food poisoning earlier in the year (I am not certain if that is revlevant) I missed 4 or 5 periods (I have finally had one now) have been bloated and tired (though have been feeling a lot better with this regard these last few days - I only mention it in case it is relevant) and am experiencing hip ache. The dull ache is there a lot of the time but its worse when I get up after sitting. I can also feel it sometimes in the static leg when I put the other leg forward when walking/running. I am a size 12, 5 foot and 10 stone, so could do with losing a stone most probably but not certain the weight is a problem. I have also had re-occuring thrush symptoms and have tried oral medication (got my husband to take one too) and a canesten pessary and cream, which I have now stopped using as I know excessive use can cause its own problems. Help- are all these things linked, could the thrush be causing the hip ache or visa versa??

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Hi Anonymous

Have you seen a health care provider for the hip?

It is possible that this is all related, but typically people who have aches from yeast overgrowth, which is what thrush is, have aches all over. You have a localized problem and that makes me think it is a localized issue not related to the systemic issues, if that makes sense.

You may have pulled a tendon deep inside your hip or have arthritis in there, either would be consistent with the symptoms you describe. I suggest you see an orthopaedic doctor to get that hip checked out, particularly since you run sometimes. You don't want to make it worse with your activity.

As for the thrush, that is frustrating as can be. They can give you meds to help systemically, but it may just be left over from a depressed immune system with being so sick. Dietary caution will help as well. It can take a while to turn that yeast overgrowth around.

Good luck, and I'm glad you are slowly improving! Thank you for writing.

October 18, 2010 - 7:01am
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Anonymous (reply to Cary Cook BSN RN)

Hello Cary. Thank you for the advice, I have decided to try to cut down on sugar for a while to assist the thrush illimination, and have been eating bio yoghuts too, so with any luck that will help - I hadn't linked it to the bruised immune system though - but that would make sense - thank you, it gives me hope. As for the hips - my trouble is with the pair of them equally and it dosent feel like bone ache - not that I know what that feels like I suppose, more like the aches you get from flu, only in my hips. I havent run for about three to four weeks as I thought it best to rest (and havent had the energy!) but was thinking of starting back again tomorrow. I dont run for very long (or very far!) as I'm not really built for it! Do you think the food poisoning would have stopped the periods too? The nurse I spoke to seemed to think it possible but made no comment when I told her my hips were aching. Emma.

October 18, 2010 - 7:23am
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Anonymous, did you lose a lot of weight while you were sick? That and stress could affect the menstrual cycle.

Since you say it is both hips, that changes my thoughts. That could be aching from being ill, or it could be related to your lower back. Lumbar problems affect spinal nerves that can make your hips and legs feel tired and achy.

The thrush is always a big issue after a serious hospitalization and heavy duty antibiotics. But all of this stuff together makes me think it really would be a good idea to check in with your primary health provider to help you get on track for healing, rather than staying in this sort of immune dip you seem to be in. The hip pain and no periods could possibly be related to each other, and it would be better to get a real diagnosis rather than guess at it, in case you are still having some sort of digestive issue.

Please keep us posted on how you are. Thanks for writing.

October 19, 2010 - 6:36am
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