Children's Health

How do I know if my child has something more serious than growing pains?

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  • AUCLA Health answered

    Symptoms that may point to more serious problems than growing pains include:

    • Pain in the joints
    • Redness, swelling or warmth over the joints or limbs
    • Persistent fever or fatigue
    • Weight loss
    • Persistent limp
    • Pain that persists in the morning
    • Pain that affects just one side
    • Prior injury to the painful area
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