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Pediatricians look for hip dysplasia during well baby visits? Folds on my baby's thighs look similar but not symmetrical. Read that's a symptom.

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Hip dysplasia sometimes show asymmetric buttock or gluteal creases and a hip click.
Ultrasound or x-ray study will need to be done to determine whether the hips are normal or not. Asymmetrical gluteal creases may be a sign of hip dysplasia in one hip. Thigh folds (separate from gluteal folds) that are asymmetrical rarely indicate hip dysplasia.

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Hip dysplasia sometimes show asymmetric buttock or gluteal creases and a hip click.
Ultrasound or x-ray study will need to be done to determine whether the hips are normal or not. Asymmetrical gluteal creases may be a sign of hip dysplasia in one hip. Thigh folds (separate from gluteal folds) that are asymmetrical rarely indicate hip dysplasia.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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In brief: Yes

Hips are checked at routine baby visits.
Comparing folds on thighs can be a little misleading especially when those little thighs are pudgy. Your baby is due for two month visit soon? You can ask the pediatrician then, but frankly, the majority of newborn hip problems are identified in the newborn nursery and at the two week visit.

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Hips are checked at routine baby visits.
Comparing folds on thighs can be a little misleading especially when those little thighs are pudgy. Your baby is due for two month visit soon? You can ask the pediatrician then, but frankly, the majority of newborn hip problems are identified in the newborn nursery and at the two week visit.
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