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tfofd
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   Posted 4/7/2011 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
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springsjean
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   Posted 4/7/2011 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Is she involved in sports? My son had this is sophmore year of high school and I was convinced he had serious illness. It turned out to be chondromalacia patella, very common in young teen athletes. Maybe something you can google and research. He had to go to physical therapy but was fine after. He had trouble going up and down stairs at home and school. It is something with the kneecap rubbing.
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couchtater
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   Posted 4/7/2011 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Nerve spasm?

I had my knee to pop getting out of a car once. It took two weeks before I could walk without the brace. I don't know what caused it.
Joy

couchtater
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   Posted 4/7/2011 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Give it a couple of days and if it doesn't get better or gets worse I'd go to the doctor.
Joy

panther fern
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   Posted 4/8/2011 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I do not know how old she is but when i was growing up i had terrible knee pain. when i went to my dr. they explained that my bones grew faster than my muscles. which they do in everyone. it is common in girls especially if they grow a few inches in a year. i used heating pads and tons of like icy hot, i did have have fluid build up under one knee when i was running track or cc and had to have it drained by needle. it did eventually calm down as my growth spurt did. my dr recommended motrin and strange enough keeping mobile. Like stretching esp. Good luck i hope she feels better soon.

diana

mscrowbar
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   Posted 4/8/2011 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Has she ever injured her knees? I fell getting into the tub many years ago. Boy did it hurt. It took several weeks to get over. I did not go to the doctors - had no insurance at that time.

Just recently (well, this past few years) I have had episodes where the knee hurts really bad, gives out from under me,and gets that "popping out of place" feel. I had cat scan, x-rays, and an mri done. I'm not sure which one found/showed the problems but the ortho doc said that I had 1)lateral and menial meniscus tears, 2)arthritis, 3)bursitis and 4) plumbers knee (fluid pocket on the knee cap).

what happens is the tear will sometimes catch when you move your knee a certain way and this will cause pain, that popping sensation, and sometimes will even cause the knee to completely give out.

I can have surgery to trim the tears and scrape the arthritis but I am not ready for that yet. So, I get cortizone shots instead. The relief I get usually lasts about 4 months.

sorry she is hurting. Thats the one thing I "hate" being a parent - seeing your child suffer.
Denita
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Fibromyalgia. Arthritis/bursitis/meniscus tears in both knees.
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couchtater
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   Posted 4/8/2011 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to be terrified of needles like your daughter. Have her focus on something away from her arm and pinch her ear with her free hand. It distracts the pain receptors and keeps her mind on other things while they are taking the blood.
Joy

couchtater
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   Posted 4/8/2011 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
With the piercing she probably feels like she's in control, it's cool, and its a bit of a rebellion.
The bloodwork to her probably means not in control and it's not cool.
If she needs surgery tell the doctor to knock her out during the hospital stay. ;))

I thought I would freak out for my first surgery, but I was surprised how calm I handled it. I look at my scars and still can't believe all I went through 2 yrs ago.
Joy

Lynnwood
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   Posted 4/8/2011 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
No blood work, no complaints listened to or responded to -- that would be my house, at least.

Sorry you are ill AND have a rebellious child to deal with. I pray she comes to her senses soonest.
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couchtater
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   Posted 4/11/2011 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Sun allergies are an allergic reaction to UVA and/or UVB rays. I'd say she needs to stop the tanning bed because it's the highest level of it. If she keeps tanning she could have a worse reaction.

Quick question....Does she put any lotions on her during the tanning? It could be an allergy to it.
Joy

couchtater
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   Posted 4/12/2011 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I guess your hands are tied. :(
Joy
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