Rheumatology (including Arthritis)/Hip Pain


I am 26. For the past 4-5 months I have had some light hip pain. It's not on a daily basis. Sometimes It is just felt with movement, but I recently discovered (or at least connected it to) that it is agravated by alcohol consumption. It has hurt on its own- without alcohol consumption, but I have noticed MOST every time I drink, within a few hours, my actual hip area will get sore to the touch and it lasts a day or so. It's not severe pain, but I'm wondering what this could be and what doctor I should start with to rule out anything serious.

I have found that any pain is more intense when I drink alcohol. The pain is likely there but you're masking it when not drinking. The best doctor to start with is always your "family" doctor, usually a GP or internist for adults in the US. Insurance usually requires it, too. Check with insurance if you don't already have a primary care doctor. If the PC doctor thinks it's aything to be concerned about, s/he will refer you on to a specialist.

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Amelia Black


I can answer questions about systemic scleroderma and live and internet resources to help you cope with this disease. I have personal experience with scleroderma, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and Sjogren's Syndrome.


I am a systemic scleroderma patient (20 years) and have been active in support online for nearly the same amount of time. I proposed the Usenet newsgroup alt.support.scleroderma and own the website ihavescleroderma.com.

I am a volunteer for the Scleroderma Foundation, Ohio Chapter.

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Volunteer of the Year, Scleroderma Foundation, 2004; Advocacy Appreciation Award, Scleroderma Foundation, 2005

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