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Bow legs

Bow legs: Introduction

Bow legs: Bowlegs is a condition in which the knees remain wide apart when a person stands with the feet and ankles together. See detailed information below for a list of 33 causes of Bow legs, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Bow legs:

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

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Common Causes of Bow legs

Bow legs: Symptom Checker

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

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Bow legs Treatments

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

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Stories from Users for Bow legs

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Bow legs: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Bow legs

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

Misdiagnosis and Bow legs

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Causes of Bow legs listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Bow legs as a symptom include:

Organs affected by Bow legs:

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

Detailed list of causes of Bow legs

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

How Common are these Causes of Bow legs?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Bow legs. Of the 33 causes of Bow legs that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 30 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Bow legs:

The following list of conditions have 'Bow legs' 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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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Bow legs?

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

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

What are the alternative names for Bow legs:

Genu varus, Genu varum
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Classifications of Bow legs:

Medical Conditions associated with Bow legs:

Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes)

Symptoms related to Bow legs:

Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Growth symptoms (2485 causes), Leg pain (214 causes), Bone pain (272 causes), Osteomalacia, Paget's disease, Osteofibrous dysplasia, Achondroplasia, Caffey's disease, Camptomelic dysplasia, Osteogenesis imperfecta, Pseudoachondroplasia

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Bow legs

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