Hi, I'm new and confused...
For the past 3-4 months i have had a very painfull left hip/leg, saw my GP who ordered blood tests. ESR came back abnormal, so was given anti inflammatories and pain killers and told to return in a couple of weeks time. This i did, as my hip/leg felt no better,GP then arranged a hip and pelvis xray. The results of this were strange to me, they showed nothing wrong with my left hip, but showed early stages of arthritis in my sacroilliac joint in my pelvis, but on the right side. But my GP just said nothing to worry about and that i would not feel the effects of this untill i reach my 80's (I'm 42 this year) and that it would be with me for life and does not go away.There was no mention of what (if anything) should happen next,like when it will start to get worse, or spread, or will i need to see a specialist, should i be taking any meds, will i need to be seen for further tests to find out what type of arthritis I have! What i would like to know is should i see another GP or am i worrying about nothing... I feel like i know nothing about this condition or even if i should be concerned. Please help.... :???: