Hello: I had the birmingham hip resurfacing 14 months ago. Got the general hip aches and pains while healing. Got better then about 4 months ago started getting pain. Now I can not bare weight on the leg. Had MRI and fluid extracted from the hip. I don't think thats normal to have fluid surrounding the implant. Anyway no infection but was sent to MAYO clinic for testing of metal wear. Still awaiting outcome. Meanwhile, found out I have low TSH, thyroid cancer and recently had my thyroid removed. I am now on Synthroid but can't bare the pain on my hip while sitting, standing, or pretty much doing anything and pain meds don't help. If anyone is having the same experiences would appreciate input. I'm on crutches full time now and will be seeing the surgeon again very soon. Not sure what to make of all this. Is anyone else possibly allergic to the metal used in the birmingham hip? Please advise, would like input, and support! Can't seem to find info. in the internet that might help.