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Re: What conditions have the following key symptom - bones break without trauma

Date: Mon Oct 29 14:47:32 2001
Posted By: Paul Odgren, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Cell Biology
Area of science: Medicine
ID: 1001886069.Me


I'm very sorry to hear of your medical problem. Let me start by saying that 
the internet is no place to go for medical diagnoses (it says this right on 
the Mad Scientist web page). You don't know me, and I don't know you, and, 
while I'm a scientist who knows a lot about bone biology, I'm not a 
physician who works with patients. And even if I was, this is not the 
way to go about it. Enough lecturing. Now, the 2 most important things in 
figuring out what's wrong are 1) a good history describing your exact 
symptoms and their time course, and any family members who might have any 
related problems, and 2) a good physical exam, including X-rays and 
laboratory tests. There are some inherited conditions that can cause 
excessive fractures, some dietary problems, some acquired disorders or 
diseases, and some endrocrine (or hormone-related) conditions, all of which 
can have fractures as one symptom. Some of these can be more serious 
and others relatively easy to deal with. With such a large number of 
possibilities, it is extremely important to get yourself seen by your 
doctor, who can then refer you to a specialist in bone disorders. Please do 
this right away to get started on figuring out what's going on and what to 
do to fix it.

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