Saw the council nurse today for my LO's 8 week check and she said that as there are some creases on the upper thighs that are not parallel I need to get my LO checked for hip issues.
I asked if it was a paed issue or a GP issue and she said it would be fine if i just took my LO to see the GP.
I may be reading too much into it but naturally I want to do what is best for my baby, but if it was a worrying issue would it not be better to go to the Paediatrician???
Any thoughts or experiences?
Thanks in advance!
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14-08-2013 19:23 #1
Issue with hips? Hip Displacia? (forgive spelling)
14-08-2013 19:31 #2
The GP should be able to tell and refer to a paed or specialist if needed good luck!
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14-08-2013 19:35 #3
Yeah you'll need a referral from a GP usually. Although I went public and they did the scan because apparently there was low fluid levels around the baby that could cause issues (there wasn't and there weren't).
14-08-2013 19:35 #4
Go to the GP, they will refer you if they think they need to. Don't stress, MCHNs love to pick on creases!
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14-08-2013 19:36 #5
Yeah was going to say about half of y mothers group got told this by the MCHN... It's the latest fad they have been taught!
14-08-2013 19:42 #6
I kind of got the impression it was their latest 'thing'
That said though I will definitely get it checked out. We saw the Paediatrician a few times after we had left hospital (I think he wanted to monitor my LO's weight as it was a bit low to start off) so I'm sure I won't need to get a referral.
The only experience I have with hip displacia is with my dogs and cats!!!
14-08-2013 19:45 #7
Go to your GP and ask for a referral to have a hip us. Have that done as soon as possible, it will reveal any probs and no need to wait for paed. If there are any problems you will either need a repeat scan or an appt with a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon (not a general paed), your local children's hospital should have a hip clinic with orthos and physios. Good luck!
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14-08-2013 19:48 #8
My DD was breach (legs up, feet at ears) so we were automatically referred for a hip scan when she was 6 weeks old. We did it through the paed that saw her as a newborn but after 3 months we had to get a referral from the GP.
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14-08-2013 19:54 #9
Hip dysplasia is seen as urgent by hospitals so you can get a gp referal and shouldn't wait long for an apot
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14-08-2013 21:11 #10
My DD's paed told me her hip creases were nothing to worry about and would realign themselves since she was wearing cloth nappys which put the hips at a better angle....fast forward to 6 month checkup and the health nurse said they were worse and she ended up being in a brace from 7 months till 2 years part time. Paeds aren't always best! See a GP, if you aren't happy with their response get a 2nd opinion. If I had got a 2nd opinion DD would have been out of the brace a lot sooner!
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