Osteoporosis: Symptoms

For some women, finding out that they have osteoporosis happens quite accidentally. If you have fallen and broken a bone, your doctor may have told you afterward that it turns out you have osteoporosis.

Other women find out they have the condition because their doctor suggests that they have a medical test done to determine the strength of their bones.

But osteoporosis is an otherwise "silent" disease with no symptoms—meaning there's really no way of knowing if you have the disease unless you are tested.