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What causes pain in hand joints and left calf in a child?

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Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016
Question: my daughter who is 10 years has been complaining of pain in her hand joints and left calf of late.fo we need to take any tests for her?The pain subsides on its own after a while.please suggest.
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Could be growing pain. But get her blood tested for CRP.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I would ask you to get her blood tested for CRP (C-Reactive protein). If the CRP is not raised, you need not worry and can assume it to be a simple growth pain. But if CRP is raised, it indicates an inflammatory process, thus calling for further evaluation.

Let me know if you have any other queries.

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Brief Answer: Could be growing pain. But get her blood tested for CRP. Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I would ask you to get her blood tested for CRP (C-Reactive protein). If the CRP is not raised, you need not worry and can assume it to be a simple growth pain. But if CRP is raised, it indicates an inflammatory process, thus calling for further evaluation. Let me know if you have any other queries. Regards