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Should I see a doctor about my hip pain?

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Most cases of hip pain will get better on their own or with simple self-help treatments. You should see your doctor if the pain is extremely bad or if it hasn’t improved with painkillers after two weeks.

You should see your doctor straight away if:

  • you’ve had a fall or injured your hip
  • the pain is getting worse
  • you’re having difficulty with everyday activities, for example walking, going up stairs or leaning forwards when sitting
  • you feel feverish or unwell, or you’ve been losing weight.
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