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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Hunched Shoulders

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced hunched shoulders. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Osteoporotic Spinal Fracture

    Osteoporosis is a condition in which the density and quality of bone are reduced. Cracks can appear in the boney structures of the back (vertebrae) which can lead to back pain, back deformities and loss of height.

    Weeks to months

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    mid back pain, spontaneous mid back pain, unintentional weight loss, back pain affecting the spine, back deformity
    Urgency:
    In-person visit
  2. 2.Cushing Syndrome

    Cushing Syndrome is a hormonal disorder. The cause is long-term exposure to too much cortisol, a hormone that the adrenal gland makes. Sometimes, taking synthetic hormone medicine like corticosteroids to treat an inflammatory disease leads to Cushing's syndrome.

    Recovery depends on treatment method

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, depressed mood, weight gain, back pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  3. 3.Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma

    Adrenocortical carcinoma is an aggressive cancer of the adrenal glands. The cancer has often invaded nearby tissues or metastasized to distant organs at the time of diagnosis, and the overall 5-year survival rate is only 20-35%.

    Recovery from surgery is expected. Untreated, the condition is life-threatening.

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, loss of appetite, weight gain, trouble sleeping, unintentional weight loss
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Adrenal Cortical Adenoma

    This is a benign non-cancerous growth (tumor) of the outside layer of the adrenal gland, called the adrenal cortex. An adenoma can secrete high levels of hormones cortisol, aldosterone, and estrogens or androgens. This can cause a variety of symptoms such as weight gain, easy bruising, and emotional changes (irritability, restlessness, depression).

    Variable, good prognosis after surgical intervention.

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, side pain, weight gain, general abdominal pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Hunched Shoulders Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced hunched shoulders have also experienced:

    • 100% Bloody Vaginal Discharge
  • People who have experienced hunched shoulders were most often matched with:

    • 41% Osteoporotic Spinal Fracture
    • 33% Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
    • 25% Cushing Syndrome
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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