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what is growing pains

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Cause is unknown: A common musculoskeletal complaint in pediatrics , usually occurs at night in a child with normal examination and no symptom during the day. A diagnos ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
19 years experience Pediatrics
Growing pains...: generally strike during two periods: in early childhood among 3- to 5-year-olds and, later, in 8- to 12-year-olds. This is a helpful link that goes ... Read More
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A 8-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Growing Pains: Growing Pains occur only at night and often respond to massage or medication such as Tylenol or Advil. They are not permanent. All the best.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
16 years experience Pediatric Rheumatology
No: "growing pains" is a misnomer since it is not caused by growing--it is a benign non-inflammatory, non-injury-related musculoskeletal pain that affect ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Growing pain affects children ranging from 3 to 10 years old and is not too uncommon.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Growing pain refers to limb pain of unknown etiology, affecting children aged 3 to 10. Child typically complains pain over legs only at night. Limb ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
16 years experience Pediatric Rheumatology
No: "growing pains" is a misnomer since it is not caused by growing--it is a benign non-inflammatory, non-injury-related musculoskeletal pain that affect ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
24 years experience Family Medicine
Pain medication: Growing pains are usually in children and adolescents and are self-limited. They get better by themselves with time. If they are severe, you can use O ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: That can happen.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
51 years experience Pediatrics
Basic workup: Myalgia and growing pains is/are best evaluated by a good history and physical examination with select labs (eg looking for inflammation) as necessary ... Read More
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