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growing pains in one leg only?

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Hi, i am an 18 year old female, normal weight and slightly above normal hight, i thought i was getting growing pains, but on looking at the NHS website, it said growing pains only occur in both limbs, but i only get pains in my right leg mostly around my knee and thigh, and sometimes in my shin, and it feels like it is wothon the bone. It is an aching pain which mostly comes along at night but sometimes in the day, it can be random but is more common when i have had a more active day. It is a very uncomfortable pain and painkillers like paracetamol and aspirin have little effect. I just want to make sure it might not be anything more serious. Thank you


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replied November 13th, 2015
Pain Management Answer A54803
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. At age of 18 with normal physique and no prior history, this pain needs to be considered for conventional remedies. Also anemia, nutritional deficiencies can do that. So taking some vitamin supplements, iron , folates, calcium and vitamin D and foods rich in above mentioned vitamins should be prefered.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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