I am 60 years of age, male and live in Birmingham UK. Had my R Hip replaced six years ago and until now suffered no problems, now I am getting familiar pain in the L Hip. Been to see Dr 3 weeks ago and she said she would arrange an X-ray. In the last two weeks I have received a lot of pain in operated hip and have no idea why, the op was done without glue and I can not see how the socket could have worn loose after all this time. Couple of questions.... Why is the previously operated on hip now giving me grief? How long should I have to wait for an X-ray in the UK?