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    My three year old son says his legs hurt
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    mr_x_ posted:
    Maybe it's just growing pains but my three year old son has repeatedly complained of leg pain. He can't really get specific with me about the pain and it isn't every day but it's been enough to have me slightly concerned. He seems to be having pain in the thighs and it sounds like cramps but i don't know. Otherwise, normal, healthy, smart, happy little boy. thoughts?

    concerned Michigan Daddy
     
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    crose1228 responded:
    My 3 year old daughter complains of the same thing, usually says it's her knees though. I've read lot's of other posts with parents dealing with similar stuff and it just sounds like growing pains. I wouldn't worry!
     
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    kweeniez responded:
    My son did same thing i use to have to rub his legs at night took while to actually know what it was but ending up being perthes disease. That being so it was so early in that we were able to just do physical therapy and it be managed.
     
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    nagasahithya responded:
    At three years age, they can not express exactly about the pain. I think it is good to consult a pediatrician regarding this problem.
     
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    NCSomewhere responded:
    My daughter is 3.5 and has been complaining about leg pains as well. I too attributed it to growing pains, but last Friday morning she woke up and we limping. Today is Monday and she's been limping ever since. We've had X-rays and nothing is broken, and the physical exam appeared fine, but the doctor agreed that she is clearly in pain to be limping so consistently at her age. We are scheduled to go back to the doctor this Friday for blood work and discuss additional imaging.


    What ever happened to your son? Thanks to the parent who mentioned "perthes disease"...I'll be looking into that.
     
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    mr_x_ replied to NCSomewhere's response:
    He grew out of it. I believe looking back, it was a growth spurt/growing pains possibly. either way, he's a healthy, happy, smart, and hilarious 5 year old now.


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