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Moderate pain in teen male. Near hip bone right side. Says he feels like its inside the hip bone. What could it be?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Hip, knee or ankle

Leg pain can often be referred up and down the leg.
Hip pain can be caused by a problem with the hip, knee or ankle. In the case of a teen, it could be multiple things from simple strains and "growing pains" to more ominous things like legg-calve-perthes disease. In general, leg pain in kids should be evaluated by a physician.

In brief: Hip, knee or ankle

Leg pain can often be referred up and down the leg.
Hip pain can be caused by a problem with the hip, knee or ankle. In the case of a teen, it could be multiple things from simple strains and "growing pains" to more ominous things like legg-calve-perthes disease. In general, leg pain in kids should be evaluated by a physician.
David Miller
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: Many things

If he has fever or vomiting call your doctor right away (appendicitis?).
If he seems well, it is most likely a muscle sprain or bone bruise. If it persists, or he has an underlying disorder (like sickle cell or leukemia) see your doctor as soon as you can.

In brief: Many things

If he has fever or vomiting call your doctor right away (appendicitis?).
If he seems well, it is most likely a muscle sprain or bone bruise. If it persists, or he has an underlying disorder (like sickle cell or leukemia) see your doctor as soon as you can.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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