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Osteoporosis - Symptoms

In the early stages of osteoporosis, you probably won't have symptoms. As the disease progresses, you may have symptoms related to weakened bones, including:

  • Back pain.
  • Loss of height and stooped posture.
  • A curved upper back (dowager's hump).
  • Broken bones (fractures) that might occur with a minor injury, especially in the hip, spine camera.gif, and wrist.
  • Compression fractures in the spine that may cause severe back pain. But sometimes these fractures cause only minor symptoms or no symptoms at all.

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Last Updated: July 30, 2013
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