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amother




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Post Mon, May 16 2022, 12:46 am
My 11 yo son almost never complains. Not like he’s a drama queen or anything. Last week he was limping a bit and said his knee hurts a ton. On the second day of that, went to dr, took throat culture and was negative. 2 days later it was better. Later in the week he complained his elbow hurt a ton. It lasted one day so I kind of ignored it. Today suddenly out of the blue, he’s complaining his ankle is hurting him and he’s limping. I don’t think it’s just Charlie horse, because why would these body parts suddenly start hurting, all a day or 2 apart from each other? I’m not sure though. Any idea what this could be? Tia
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Burntblack
 

Post Mon, May 16 2022, 1:06 am
Definitely worth it to call the doctor back.
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amother




Tuberose
 

Post Mon, May 16 2022, 1:10 am
Call the doctor right away
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amother




Jetblack
 

Post Mon, May 16 2022, 1:19 am
ask dr for another throat culture. and ask them to check for lyme disease
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Sage
 

Post Mon, May 16 2022, 1:22 am
Check for rheumatic fever. Could be he had the strep a few weeks ago and now it's flaring. The throat culture could be negative but you need blood work for signs of infection and inflammation. Don't neglect it. It can be really serious.
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synthy




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, May 16 2022, 1:23 am
Could be lyme disease.
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amother




DarkCyan
 

Post Mon, May 16 2022, 7:44 am
He needs bloodwork asap. Notice how these are all joints that are hurting him.
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amother




Acacia
 

Post Mon, May 16 2022, 7:53 am
Repeating
Check for Lyme and strep
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Floralwhite
 

Post Mon, May 16 2022, 8:56 am
You can go to the doctor to do the right thing.
But don't get nervous, it is very possibly nothing. Children get aches here and there.
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amother




Mistyrose
 

Post Mon, May 16 2022, 9:20 am
Did he have strep recently? Dc had this and orthopedist said it’s post strep athralgia. Went away after about 2 weeks.

ETA though of course you should get this checked out asap
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amother




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Post Mon, May 16 2022, 9:45 am
Tysm everyone!
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amother




Peachpuff
 

Post Mon, May 16 2022, 9:48 am
If blood tests all pass muster, your next step is to take him to a pediatric rheumatologist, who deals with the joints.
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amother




Ivory
 

Post Mon, May 16 2022, 6:34 pm
should be tested for inflammation

I had similar, and it was crohns
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amother




Holly
 

Post Mon, May 16 2022, 7:59 pm
amother [ Ivory ] wrote:
should be tested for inflammation

I had similar, and it was crohns


This! Not everything is lyme disease, people! There are many other diseases that can involve joint pain...
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tweety1




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, May 16 2022, 8:16 pm
Sound like it's specifically his joints. I'm not familiar but have your dr look out for anything related to joints like juvenile arthritis. Somebody mentioned not everything is Lyme. Which is very true but nevertheless it's something you need to rule out.
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amother




Cadetblue
 

Post Mon, May 16 2022, 8:18 pm
Maybe he's going through a major growth spurt and it's growing pains.
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mushkamothers




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, May 16 2022, 8:18 pm
People are suggesting strep and lyme bc it sounds sudden. Definitely your next step is a rheumatologist for bloodwork for inflammatory markers.
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