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Fractures: Introduction

Fractures: Breakage of bones. See detailed information below for a list of 149 causes of Fractures, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Fractures:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Fractures. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Fractures

Home medical tests possibly related to Fractures:

Causes of Types of Fractures:

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Fractures: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Fractures, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Fractures Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Fractures may include:

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Stories from Users for Fractures

Real-life user stories relating to Fractures:

Message Boards for Fractures

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Fractures or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Fractures:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Fractures. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Examine for signs of shock due to blood loss secondary to the fracture - e.g. pale skin and lips, cold clammy extremities, rapid pulse and low blood pressure.
    • Examine for associated damage to brain, spinal cord or internal organs secondary to the fracture
    • Examine for signs of a predisposing cause of the fracture - e.g. Paget's disease may have thickened bent lower legs with warm overlying skin, there may be bowing of the legs and enlarged skull.
    • Examine the affected bone by looking for swelling, bruising and deformity. If the overlying skin is broken the fracture is classed as an "open" fracture and care must be taken to ensure the fracture does not become infected
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Fractures: Animations

Medications or substances causing Fractures:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Fractures as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Fractures: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Fractures may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Fractures

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Fractures:

Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Fractures. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Fractures: Deaths

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Fractures: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Fractures: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Fractures:

The list of organs typically affected by Fractures may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Fractures

The list below shows some of the causes of Fractures mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Fractures?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Fractures. Of the 149 causes of Fractures that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 9 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 141 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Fractures:

The following list of conditions have 'Fractures' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Fractures:

The following list of medical conditions have Fractures or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Fractures Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Fractures based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Fractures?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Fractures, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Fractures:

    Subtypes of Fractures:

    Vertebral fractures (13 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Fractures:

    Bone symptoms (2907 causes), Skeletal symptoms (4109 causes), Trauma-related symptoms (724 causes)

    Symptoms related to Fractures:

    Weak bones (100 causes), Arm fracture (6 causes), Hip fracture, Leg fracture, Ballard syndrome, Blood cancer, Bone cancer, Bone dysplasia with medullary fibrosarcoma, Bone fragility, Craniosynostosis, Proptosis (58 causes), Hydrocephalus (227 causes), Bone pain (272 causes), Adrenal Cortex Diseases, Aggressive systemic mastocytosis, Brittle bone syndrome lethal type, Bruck syndrome

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

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    Medical News summaries about Fractures

    Our news pages contain the following medical news summaries about Fractures and many other medical conditions:

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