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Hip and Back pain since I was Ten years old!!!!!!!!!!! NO ANSWER!!! Please help!

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  • Posted By: rjb1116
  • November 1, 2008
  • 03:01 PM

When I was ten years old, I woke up and my hip hurt. I was getting ready to go to camp, and I thought nothing of it. I went back to sleep for about two hours, and when I woke up, I couldn't put any pressure on my left leg because my hip hurt so bad. My mom rushed me to the pediatrician and they sent me straight to the hospital, where I was admitted for almost two weeks. While I was in the hospital, they tried to rule everything major out, like septic hip, cancer, and AVN,(which is what my dad has). They did MRIs, x-rays, blood work, and everything came back perfectly normal. When I was discharged from the hospital, I was on crutches because I still could not put pressure on my leg. After about ten weeks, and some physical therapy, my pain subsided and I felt better, I mean I still had pain, but not to the point where I couldn't walk. (this was right before fifth grade, so I started fifth grade on crutches) Then in sixth grade, the same thing happened, except this time, my back hurt. All of my labs, x-rays and MRIs came back normal. Still no diagnosis. (I was not hospitalized, but I went to an orthopedic doctor) Yet again, in seventh grade I had another episode. Still, all tests came back normal and within eight weeks, I was back to normal. With the second episode I had in seventh grade, I was referred to a chiropractor. She was the one that gave me some relief, but not enough to make me feel like a normal teenager. In eighth grade, I had another episode. This time I was fed up with crutches, and I went the wheelchair route. I seemed to get better quicker this time, but it was still seven weeks or so. During this entire episode, I saw a chiropractor every week and I was sent to Egleston (major hospital in Atlanta, GA) and, there, I saw the, I guess you could say most famous doctor, who specialized in pediatric hip and back pain. After being to all these doctors and still having no answer, I am fretting that I will never get an answer. I am a freshman in high school now and am about to start driving and I don't know what I'm going to do if I have another episode. I am afraid that I am on the verge of another episode right now because yesterday and today, it has hurt to walk. If you have any suggestions or anything that might be an answer that I might be able to be tested for, please let me know!!! I am desperate!!!!!!!!!! :( I have never been tested for SCFE but looking at the symptoms, I have every one of them. The only difference is I'm a white female. Thanks again for looking and please reply!!!!!!!

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