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My 6 yr old daughter has a limp on right side. Says she has slight pain in thigh. No other symptoms. About 2 weeks with this pain. What could this be?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Pediatrics
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Pediatrician: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 2 years ago
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Thanks for this question

This could be a serious hip issue in kids

It needs checked right away

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Could you elaborate? She's seen a pediatrician and they did not give much info except order blood and xray but I have to wait until Monday and I'm really worried. She's a gymnast 3 days a week so she's very active. Will blood work and xray show what's going on?
Pediatrician: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 2 years ago

My biggest fear would be Legg-Calve-Perthes disease

This is one of the most common causes of limp in a child of her age.

This needs to be evaluated immediately

See a pediatric ortho

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Could you tell me if you see anything in these images?
Pediatrician: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 2 years ago

I'm not trained to read xrays. You need a radiologist

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Pediatrician: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 2 years ago

Please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it

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