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I'm 19 years old and I'm suffering from sever hip pain. It's

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Hello, I'm 19 years old and I'm suffering from sever hip pain. It's located on both my hips on the upper outer thigh.
I never had hip pain until I got pregnant with daughter. It got worse as my pregnancy progressed. I was a tiny girl and ended up delivery a 9lb baby by c section. My hips definitely widen after my pregnancy. I still had horrible hip pain after my pregnancy, I was 6 months postpartum until I decided to go get it checked out. I went to urgent care and they prescribed me pain pills. After a week of taking it, I still felt pain. I ended up getting pregnant again and had to stop taking them. Of course I was still suffering from the pain. My daughter ended up being 6lbs and I had her vaginally. I'm now 6 weeks postpartum and it's worse than its ever been. I can't sleep at night and keep switching sides. I live in a a two story house and the stairs kill me. Being active doesn't help. Lifting my leg up to lay it on a chair hurts. I have no idea what this is, but I'd like to get it treated. I hope I won't need surgery. Tylenol, ibuprofen and Advil doesn't help. Walking hurts, standing and movement with my hips hurt. Somedays it doesn't bother me and it goes away, but it always ends up coming back.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

Does it hurt to press on that bony part of your hip?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the outer upper thigh.

Okay you have developed trochanteric bursitis on both sides

you need a steroid injection into the bursa.

your primary doctor should be able to do it

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Will the injection help? If it doesn't what's the next option?

yes it will help

ice and anti inflammatories helps too

surgery to remove the bursa is the next step

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What is trochanteric bursitis? And does the shot work right away?

It is inflammation of the bursa overlying this part of the body

The shot works immediately Yes

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is the shot a one time thing ?

yes. Usually

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If I get the shot am I able to do my everyday activities right away? So if it doesn't help the first time, does that mean I'll need surgery?

There are no guarantees but usually people get relief within 1-2 days.

I would probably try a couple shots first then surgery

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was reading the link you sent me and it says it can be caused by injuries. I never fell or injured my hips. So is this caused by pregnancy? Also is their any exercises I could do to get some relief or will that make it worse?

It can be caused by lots of things

Just sleeping on it wrong can do it.

I'm sure your pregnancy was related

I wouldn't try any exercises

Probably just make it worse

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay, where do I go to get a shot? Does a chiropractor do it?

primary doc or urgent care

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay, so if I get the shot and it works and I'm doing fine, is there a chance it could pop back up later on?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.