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My son who is 4 suddenly is complaining of his legs and

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My son who is 4 suddenly is complaining of his legs and cannot walk. I brought him to ER last night and he begin walking slowly. But, this morning he is screaming that he cannot walk. I am worried.
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: no swelling. The doc at the ER seems to think he could have been dehydrated because once he drank and took motrin that seemed to make it better he could walk on it. He is resting comfortably now but I can tell he is in Pain. He said the pain goes back and forth to a different leg. But he is also 4 1/2 so it is hard for him to describe what is wrong.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I was hoping possibly muscle spasms due to dehydration. No previous medical history.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 11 months ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.
Does he have any other symptom? or past illness?
Did he have any test in ER?
Did doctor give any other medicine?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
When we went to ER last night Doctor said that he thought he was dehydrated. We gave him powerade, and motrin in ER. We then said you either walk or you have to be admitted. SO after th emotrin kicked in he did walk. I do think he was dehydrated yesterday because he did not drink that much yesterday and we live in New Orleans. Very hot. But today he woke up and he will not walk on his legs. Crying in pain. No test were done in ER because he was walking. He did not fall or anything. Hes screaming about his leg.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 11 months ago.

Thank you for all the information,
It is possible to be muscle cramps.
There can be dehydration, electrolyte imbalance.
Please give him plenty of fluid.
Pedialyte can be given.
Motrin or tylenol can help to relieve pain.
However, if the pain is prolonged, I would suggest to take an examination by doctor again.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
If you are satisfied, please rate my answer as good or excellent.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
What is the worst thing that it would be?? If it started last night could his muscles still be sore today??
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 11 months ago.

If he is not properly hydrated then the cramps can continue.
In this age other common cause is a trauma, which he did not have.