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My son has had these leg pains since he was about 4. He doesnt have them every day but he gets them often enough that I am concerned about it. His doctors say it is just growing pains but they havent done xrays or any other tests to rule anything else out. He will be 7 this month.
He usually wakes up crying and screaming because it hurts so bad, its always only one leg that is bothering him. Sometimes it is his right leg other times its his left one. His muscles are never tense, so i know its not charlie horses and sometimes he cries for 20mins to an hour because of how much it hurts(he fights taking tylenol) and it almost always ends up giving him a migraine on top of from how much hes crying/screaming in pain.
Does anyone else experience this with their child? I, as well as his father, have told the doctor our concerns but always get told its just growing pain. But im worried because his paternal grandma had cancer and his dad has told me that he has Hodgkin's Lymphoma(but not taking meds or anything for it). I know in his father also has a vein in his leg that is twisted into a circle(not sure if that kind of thing is hereditary).
I just went through this with my 5 year old daughter. And they did run tests and do bloodwork. They were testing for autoimmune diseases. Everything came back normal, she went to see a rheumatologist, and he diagnosed her with some joints were hyper mobile which he thought could be causing her pain. She complained at night and throughout the day. Certain positions she'd be in (criss cross for school, and splits for dance) would aggravate it more obviously. He did prescribe her some medicine for days it was really bad.