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My son is 14 yeArs old and for the last 6 months has sufered

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My son is 14 yeArs old and for the last 6 months has sufered from pain in his groin. As a result he has not been able to play football. He has been attending a physio. He has also ben diagnosed with a protruding sternum. And had perthes when 3 years old. Iam concerned the groin and protruding sternum could be related to his perthes or something else. His groin pain is on same side (right) as the perthes.
Dr. Phil, MD :

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

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Hi I'm Dr. Phil

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Can I ask your first name?

Customer: As stated i am concerned these ailments his groin pain and protruding sternum could be masking something else going on
Dr. Phil, MD :

I don't think so.

Customer: janette
Dr. Phil, MD :

If he is growing rapidly he is more susceptible to injuries

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi Janette :)

Dr. Phil, MD :

nice to meet you

Dr. Phil, MD :

when a young man grows rapidly, he can be more susceptible to injuries

Customer: yes he has taken a stretch but he has not taken part in any sports for some months. Would it be advisable to have a bone specialist look at him
Dr. Phil, MD :

Yes, that would be a good idea

Dr. Phil, MD :

have him see an orthopaedic doctor to make sure

Customer: What should i ask my gp what spasific checks should be done
Dr. Phil, MD :

Just a good examination of the trouble areas

Dr. Phil, MD :

and possibly some xrays to rule out bone disease

Customer: In your experience is the perthes and sternum and groin related his gran mother has scoliosis and i am concerned could be genetic
Dr. Phil, MD :

No I don't think it is related

Dr. Phil, MD :

I think it is just a coincidence

Dr. Phil, MD :

are you there Janette?

Dr. Phil, MD :

any more questions for me?

Customer: Is there specific blood test which should be done
Dr. Phil, MD :

No. There are no blood tests that would be helpful in this case

Dr. Phil, MD :

just exam and xrays (possibly)

Customer: Ok thanks
Dr. Phil, MD :

you're welcome :)

Dr. Phil, MD :

Did I do good work for you today Janette?

Customer: Just confirmed what i was thinking i suppose i was hoping you would be able to give me more of an explination of his poss condition
Dr. Phil, MD :

I think these are just musculoskeletal injuries of a young man

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would you mind rating me one of the positive faces before leaving?

Customer: Ok no bother thanks
Dr. Phil, MD :

thank you

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:)

Dr. Phil, MD :

good luck to your son

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