Why does my 14 year old daughter have pain near the top of her tibia?

Loree - posted on 03/23/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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She describes as "in her bone". It wakes her up at night and she says it hurts more at night and when she does any physical activity. She doesn't remember hurting it. She says it varies in intensity but is always there. Should I be concerned? What could this be? I don't think it is shin splints because she is a kid who she doesn't complain unless she is really hurt. And she wakes up in the middle of the night bawling because she is in so much pain. She also has a high fever do you think any of this is related?

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 03/26/2013

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Um, any unexplained symptoms, especially when accompanied by fever should always be addressed by a physician. Often these types of pain can show a very serious disorder in the body that would normally go unnoticed for years, such as Osteosarcoma. I don't want to scare you, but get that girl to a doctor!

Rebecca - posted on 03/25/2013

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Take her to the doctor ASAP. I do not want to scare you but my son had the symptoms and was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma. Because it was caught early, it had not spread to his lungs. He is approaching his 4 year post chemo date and is a senior in high school! You have nothing to lose by taking her to the doctor:) Hope it ends up being nothing!

Linda - posted on 03/24/2013

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Is she athletic? Involved in a specific type of activity? It could just be growing pains... She is in her second period of life where she is most likely to experience growing pains. The first being as a young child and now being adolescence.

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