Ds 9 suffered with awful hip pain about 6-8 weeks ago gp sent us to hospital where they diagnosed irritable hip. It settled after a few days until Easter weekend when he complained a bit. Today he really was in pain at school so have spoke to gp on phone who said keep him dosed up and watch for a temperature but it should settle. He's not a child who complains easily but he's had paracetamol and neurofen and is still unable to sleep for the pain. Any experience or should I be worrying it's more?
I would strongly suggest taking him somewhere that can X-ray him tomorrow morning. As PP mentioned there are a couple of rare conditions that can be quite serious if not detected & managed early enough
Mine had it diagnosed but it came and went in 36 hours. Aged 5-6. They did blood tests and were very serious about it all because, as mentioned, hip pain can be an indicator for other things. X-rays were done early too. I am a worrier about hidden things so if the meds aren't working on the pain trust your instincts and phone out of hours GP. Although ultimately if it's so bad I would go to A and E. But I realise I try to solve problems before they're even problems.
My son had irritable hip twice, aged under 3. He didn't have that much pain, but his leg would just give way and he'd topple over. Both times we were advised by 111 to take him to A&E. He was given an ultrasound to check it wasn't septic arthritis or Perthes. I would ring 111 if I were you, and explain that he's still in a lot of pain.
I used to be a nurse in children's A&E. IMO your DS needs an x-ray. I took DS to A&E when he first had irritable hip because he just woke up one morning in pain and not able to walk. They did an x-ray before diagnosing it. He then had 3 or 4 further episodes between the ages of 3 and 8 which always followed him having a cold.
Your DS is at the age where it could be something else and they should rule out more serious conditions before diagnosing irritable hip. Your GP is talking crap.
We were at hospital most of day and he's been x rayed and had bloods done which have showed nothing. Tomorrow we have a appointment to be reviewed and they mentioned possibly arranging a mri scan. Ds is still complaining it hurts, what's worrying me is he's now saying both hips hurt ad tonight has also mentioned his shin hurting.