I Fell And Landed On My Left Backside...it Feels Bruised And Hurts To Sit Down....how Would I Know If I Had A Hairline Fracture Of Left Hip?

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I Fell And Landed On My Left Backside...it Feels Bruised And Hurts To Sit Down....how Would I Know If I Had A Hairline Fracture Of Left Hip?

I fell and landed on my backside. It feels bruised and now it hurts to sit down. How would I know if it was fractured? Thanks!

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Hi Ellen,

This is actually a web site about Inflammatory Bowel Disease. But here's an article from another part of HealthCentral that may help answer your question: Detecting Hidden Hip Fractures.

I hope that helps! If you feel you have a problem you need to see your doctor and get an x-ray done to answer your question, since a hip fracture is no small problem.

Best,

Elizabeth

Answered by Elizabeth Roberts