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Osteomalacia Symptoms & Diagnosis

Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

  • Bone pain and tenderness
  • Skeletal and/or skull deformities
  • Bow legs or knock knees
  • Deformity or curvature of the spine
  • Pigeon chest (forward protrusion of the chest bone)
  • Impaired growth, resulting in short stature
  • Susceptibility to bone fractures
  • Dental deformities
  • Delayed tooth formation
  • Defects in teeth
  • Increased cavities
  • Loss of appetite or weight loss
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Poor muscle development and tone
  • Muscle weakness
  • Delay of learning to walk in children

Diagnosis

The doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, and perform a physical exam. Tests to confirm the diagnosis may include:

  • Blood and urine tests
  • Bone x-rays
  • Bone biopsy , when other tests are not conclusive

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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