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This symptom can also be referred to as:
Bone hurts for no reason

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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Spontaneous Bone Pain

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

  1. 1.Skeletal Tuberculosis

    Skeletal tuberculosis is an infectious (bacterial) disease caused most often by a the human tubercular baccilus known as mycobacterium tuberculosis. This type of tuberculosis spreads through the blood, and has the capacity to affect most joints in the body (except perhaps the jaw bone).

    Antibiotic therapy for up to 18 months.

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    shoulder pain, back pain, joint pain, hip pain, knee pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Paget Disease of the Bone

    Paget's disease of the bone is a disorder in which the bone recycling process goes astray. It mostly affects people older than 55 years old. While many people with the disease have no symptoms, some suffer from bone pain, abnormal shapes of bone and weaker bones that can break more easily.

    Treatment depends on the severity of disease, however, this is a lifelong condition and treatment may become necessary as the disease progresses.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    new headache, pelvis pain, back pain, spontaneous bone pain, moderate hip pain
    Symptoms that always occur with paget disease of the bone:
    spontaneous bone pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Osteogenic Sarcoma

    Osteogenic sarcoma (osteosarcoma) is a cancer that starts in the bone, and usually affects the ends of the bone where new tissue forms at a growth plate. It is the most common cancerous bone tumor in young people, with the average age at diagnosis being 15 years. Pain in the bone is the most commonly reported symptom.

    Although surgery will treat the cancer, a limb prosthesis will likely need to be used for life.

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    spontaneous bone pain, lower leg bump, upper leg bump, swollen thigh, swollen shin
    Symptoms that always occur with osteogenic sarcoma:
    spontaneous bone pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  4. 4.Lung Cancer (Non - Small Cell)

    Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer, which usually grows and spreads more slowly than small cell lung cancer. People with NSCLC have tumors in their lungs and may suffer from cough, chest pain, spitting up blood, and difficulty breathing.

    Non-small cell lung cancer is a serious disease, and to assess prognosis a consultation with an oncologist is needed.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    cardinal symptoms of lung cancer like chest pain or changes in breathing, fatigue, cough, shortness of breath, chest pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Gaucher's Disease

    Gaucher's disease is the result of a buildup of certain fatty substances in certain organs, particularly the spleen and liver. This causes these organs to become much larger than normal and can affect their function.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    joint pain, spontaneous bone pain, thigh pain, hip pain that comes and goes, fever
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Rickets

    Rickets causes soft, weak bones in children. It usually occurs when they do not get enough vitamin D, which helps growing bones absorb the minerals calcium and phosphorous.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    muscle aches, irritability, fatigue, spontaneous bone pain, patchy hair loss
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.Hyperparathyroidism

    Hyperparathyroidism is a disorder in which the parathyroid glands in the neck are overactive and produce too much parathyroid hormone (PTH). This hormone causes calcium to be released from bones and into the blood.

    With expert surgery, this condition is cured 99% of the time.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal pain (stomach ache), depressed mood, irritability, nausea or vomiting
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Spontaneous Bone Pain

  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Have you had any changes in your weight?
  • Q.Have you lost your appetite recently?
  • Q.Have you had kidney stones before?

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Spontaneous Bone Pain Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced spontaneous bone pain have also experienced:

    • 6% Fatigue
    • 3% Muscle Aches
    • 3% Joint Pain
  • People who have experienced spontaneous bone pain were most often matched with:

    • 36% Skeletal Tuberculosis
    • 36% Osteogenic Sarcoma
    • 27% Paget Disease of the Bone
  • 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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