Wondering if this rings any bells for anyone. Grandpa (age 89) was taken from the Nursing Facility to ER for intense pain in his hip and leg. Thought his hip was out again (for the 30th some time) but xrays say no. He has a bruise on that hip and a large growing mass on his buttock. The mass is under his skin, sort of like a fatty tumor but fluid filled. Docs planned to drain the fluid but needed to reduce his coumadin to do so. So his coumadin levels are low for him but the draining has not been done. The ER has run blood tests and scans and can find no source for this pain. They ended up putting him out with morphine as the pain was sending his BP high...189/110 and normal for him is 100/60. So, they are bandaiding the symptom since they cant find the problem. This is a small county hospital with NO pain management expertise. I'm not being facetious or snide. They really dont. Do any of you have any thoughts as to what could be causing this pain/these symptoms? I imagine that they have looked at clotting since the coumadin levels are low. This is a man who flicks pain away with the twist of a wrist. Nothing gets him down so if he is saying he is hurtin and he is cryin then its bad. Thanks for anyone who can chime in here with some thoughts.