|MadSci Network: Medicine|
Hi, 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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