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When should I call my doctor about osteoporosis?

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  • You develop a backache or sudden severe back pain, which can indicate a spinal compression fracture caused by osteoporosis.
  • Dental X-rays reveal a loss of bone in the jaw, which can be a sign of osteoporosis.

From: Understanding Osteoporosis -- Symptoms WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

National Osteoporosis Foundation. 

National Institutes of Health. 

NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 30, 2019

SOURCES: 

National Osteoporosis Foundation. 

National Institutes of Health. 

NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 30, 2019

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