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    Default Issue with hips? Hip Displacia? (forgive spelling)

    Hey Everyone,

    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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    The GP should be able to tell and refer to a paed or specialist if needed good luck!

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    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).

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    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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    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!

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    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!!!

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    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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    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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    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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    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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