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Help my 6 year old son

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  • November 1, 2006
  • 00:59 PM

Please help, my 6 year old son has had ongoing tibia and thigh pain for the last 2 years. He has had MRI's and exrays which showed nothing. He has had blood work done. Lyme Disease test has come back negative several times. He did have acute Lyme Disease about 3 years ago. His neutrophils count is 29, lympocyte count is 58 and HGB count is 13.7, aldolase count is 7.1 and LDH is 260 all which are abnormal with the LDH being the most abnormal. The only thing he hasn't been tested for yet is Rheumatoid Arthritis. He does not complain of knee or other joint pain, so I'm not sure if this could be RA or not. Can RA just affect the long bones and not the joints? He does not have fevers or flu like symptoms or nausea. He has a healthy appetite and eats well and takes vitamins. I buy lots of organic foods. He does NOT have leg pain at night so I don't think that it is growing pains and neither does his doctor. I was thinking Osgood Schlatter but he does not have the bump below his tibia. His pain gets worse after activity and especially after walking up/down stairs. Can anyone please help us and save my son from this pain?

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