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med questions

krissi2230 Message
4 Jan 2012, 03:10 AM

Im pretty sure my 6 year old son has med. His father has it. When he was 2 I had him tested at seattle childrens hospital. they did x-rays and asked about family history. They said he didnt have it. However lately he has been sating his knees and hips hurt, especially after activity or walking. Just yesterday and today he said they hurt when he first woke up. From what i have read symptoms dont present until 6 or 7 years of age. I am just looking for other people affected by this disorder. Also im looking for the best drs and specialists in the nation. And support for him, and also for me.....
mynewmonkey Message
5 May 2012, 11:27 PM

Hello, sorry to hear about your son. I to have the condition and I was diagnosed at the age of 2, because they caught it early they were able to put me in a half body cast which helped me while I was younger. The cast helped with the density of my bones around my joint without putting any pressure on my joints. Doctors have told me that the cast has held off a lot of the pain and symptoms during my youth and I was able to be a "normal" boy. I would search your area for a good doctor who knows about M.E.D or that are willing to learn about it, don't be afraid to speak to a few different doctors until you find the right one. I hope that helps you even a little.
jpmorton Message
29 Nov 2014, 08:57 AM

If you want to chat to someone please contact me. My son is 20 now has MED just had first hip replacement... We weren't told about the cast so he hasn't led a normal life unfortunately..