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Inflammation of the hip - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   My 6 year old son has inflammation of the hip, his doctor wants me to keep him completely off his feet for 5 days. Then return if its not better. Whats your suggestion?
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is there any fever?
User :   Last week, he has had a runny nose. Normal kid colds.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is there any swelling of the hip?
Doctor :   What was the diagnosis of the doctor?
User :   Not really, he just has a limp. He couldn't run at football practice the other day. He just said Inflammation of the hip. I thought it was his knee.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Was there any swelling of the hip?
User :   No swelling.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is there pain when he moves his hip?
User :   Yes, he wouldn't let the doctor move his legs to the left or right very far.
Doctor :   Was he given any antibiotics? Was any blood work done?
User :   No. He didn't want to do any before next week.
Doctor :   Ok,
Doctor :   Then may be he is waiting for any other symptoms to manifest.
Doctor :   As there are not many symptoms
Doctor :   no fever or swelling, he probably wanted to wait.
Doctor :   What medications did he suggest?
User :   Advil. And Rest.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   If you had seen A 6 year old child with these symptoms what would you have done?
Doctor :   Does he have any other health problems?
User :   He has A speech delay, other than that hes just A very active little boy.
Doctor :   I would have asked for some blood work to be done and an Xray
Doctor :   But as the symptoms are very mild
Doctor :   there may not be any necessity
Doctor :   Was that an orthopedician that you took him too?
User :   O.K. I feel alittle better now. I think Looking it up online scared me alittle. Thanks for your time. No just his ped.
Doctor :   Meanwhile I suggest that you make him rest
Doctor :   Make him eat a healthy diet
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   Bye
Doctor :   I also suggest that if the pain doesnt subside , it is better to get him examined with an orthopedician.
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   I actually made A appt. for today but I may call and wait until Monday now.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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