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weird doc diagnosis? what is this?

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  • Posted By: ryaaan
  • October 10, 2013
  • 03:34 AM

Hi guys, first timer here.

I just need some questions answered and maybe some help from knowledgeable people.

Two weeks ago, I experienced a sudden (2-4 days) pain in my hip. On the first day, I barely noticed. It On the second, it became annoying to walk around with. On the third, painful, and on the fourth, pretty unbearable. I had to limp around and a school professional gave me a cane when they witnessed this. I talked to my sister as she is currently in med school and she thought it was slipped femoral epiphysis, so I had an x-ray done the next day. My femur was fine.

Finding out that I was OK and did not need surgery was great, but it did not relieve my problems. My doctor believed I had inflammation in my hip (??????). I found this to be pretty weird as it was unfounded and he couldn't know from the x-ray. However, he still put me on ibuprofen and I've been taking it for about 5 days now, every 6 hours. To be honest, ibuprofen helps A LOT. I can walk properly with it, and I feel great. Without ibuprofen, I am a mess. All of my leg joints hurt: my hips, my knees, and my ankles. If I walk for 5+ minutes whilst not on meds, my legs start to feel like dead weight. Lifting them while sitting down makes them feel like heavy weights. Climbing stairs burns my knees.

I don't want to become reliant on ibuprofen. I'm going to see my doctor again in a few days to figure out how to resolve this, but as for now, I need some help about it.

A couple of notes:

-I definitely have a leg length discrepancy. My right is longer than my left. On pain meds, I can walk around without noticing it much. Off them, if I were to stand straight on my right, my left would only have my toes touching the floor.
-I got an HPV vaccine about two weeks ago. My doc thinks it has something to do with this. Could it be possible?

What should I do? What do you guys think it is? Do I have arthritis (I'm a bit young for that, I'm in my teens)?

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