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30 Jun 2005

Painful bones in the legs
Hi I am hoping you can help me with my son, he is seven years old
and offen wakes up in the early hour arround 2:00am/3:00am.
Crying saying his leg bones are hurting. I've been told that it is growing pains and there is little I can do other that give him an antinflamatry. I was hoping there was something far more healther than that to give him?
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01 Jan 0001

Pen, it is often due to nothing serious, but it might be due to a iron deficiency or even something more sinister. The best would be to have at least a full blood count done or see your paediatrician. Good luck.
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