A small number of patients develop thigh pain after a total hip replacement (THR). Doctors at the University of Miami School of Medicine did this study to find out how thigh pain affects their quality of life (QOL) and activity level. Two groups of patients were compared. One group had thigh pain after THR; the other group did not. All patients had a cementless THR with the same implant. X-rays were used to check the alignment and fit. Everyone filled out two surveys to measure pain level, QOL, and activity. The results of this study show that QOL is not affected severely after surgery in patients with thigh pain after THR. Their functional activities are impacted by pain. Other studies have shown that patients who had thigh pain after the operation often had poor function before surgery. The authors suggest that patient who wait too long to have a THR deteriorate too far and can't recuperate as fast as other patients. Reference: Carlos Lavernia, MD, et al. Patient-Perceived Outcomes in T...
About once or
twice a month, I see a young male in his late teens or early 20s who come to me
to evaluate a bump or lesion on his penis. Interestingly, many of these men
have sought evaluation before and STILL don't know what they have.
Here are the
most common causes of this symptom:
grouped lesions on the penis that are painful? Think about genital herpes as the cause. These lesions can also occur on the buttocks or anal area. The
initial outbreak may be associated with fever. Herpes is the most common STD in
and most genital lesions in men are herpes.
Have a bump
that looks like a wart or has a cauliflower appearance? You may have genital
warts. Warts are caused by certain strains of human papillomavirus --
different ones than those that cause cervical cancer in women. In most cases,
the warts do not cause symptoms, but occasionally they can burn, itch or be
tender. They can also produce a discharge. The lesions may be tan, pink or
Alternative Names Pain - penis; Priapism Home Care How you treat penis pain at home depends on its cause. Talk to your health care provider about treatment. Ice packs may help ease the pain. If penis pain is caused by a sexually transmitted disease, it is important for your sexual partner to also be treated. An erection that does not go away (priapism) is a medical emergency. Get to the hospital emergency room immediately. Ask your health care provider about getting treatment for the condition causing priapism. Call your health care provider if Call your health care provider if you notice any of the following: An erection that does not go away (priapism) -- seek immediate medical attention Pain that lasts for more than 4 hours Pain with other unexplained symptoms What to expect at your health care provider's office Your health care provider will do a physical examination and take a medical history, which may include the following questions: When did the pain start? Is it always present? Is it a pain...
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