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EarthMotherImNot Thu 16-Jun-11 14:37:02

I rang our GP's to see if my hip x rays were back yet, its only been 6 weeksshock and the receptionist said "doctor would like to see you about this but first appointment isn't until Monday.

I'll go mad before then!

The only thing the receptionist could tell me, when I quizzed her, was that all she'd noticed on them were the words "moderate O A.

Anyone know what this is please?

throckenholt Thu 16-Jun-11 14:41:02

I would guess at OA being osteo arthritis. Would that fit in with why you had your hips xrayed ?

EffinNora Thu 16-Jun-11 14:48:46

I'm anot a doctor but at my surgery the receptionists are only allowed to give two answers to people ringing about the results of their test. 1) "All fine, no worries" or 2) "You need an appointment to see the doctor, how about next monday?". And the doctors have looked through all the results and said which option applies to which tests.

Therefore an appointment to see the doctor resulting from tests doesn't neccessarily mean something serious, it's a routine response to anything which wasn't completely normal.

And yes OA will mean osteoarthritis. Likely to be the better option than any alternative result.

EarthMotherImNot Thu 16-Jun-11 14:49:26

I've been having a lot of pain/difficulty walking so I guess so. I wish I'd just left it now and not quizzed herblush

hoomach Fri 17-Jun-11 19:07:14

Moderate OA means moderate osteoarthritis. The problem is that that is an XR finding and not a diagnosis. It is likely that OA is the cause of you pain but the problem with OA is that folks can have terrible symptoms and little in the way of XR changes or dreadful looking XRs but minimal symptoms.
OA changes are very common in hips and knees on XR as we get older, especially if we have had an active life; earlier changes can also be caused by injury to a joint. I don't know if any of these apply to you.
In the first instance physiotherapy is likely to be a useful course of action for you.

GrownUpNow Fri 17-Jun-11 19:08:29

Sounds like osteoarthritis. I have it in my hip.

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