Osteoporosis | Symptoms

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What are the signs of osteoporosis?

You may not know you have osteoporosis until you have serious signs. Signs include frequent broken bones or fractures, low back pain or a hunched back. You may also get shorter over time because osteoporosis can cause your vertebrae (the bones in your spine) to collapse. These problems tend to occur after a lot of bone calcium has already been lost.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 05/14
Created: 01/96

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