Fibrous dysplasia may cause few or no signs and symptoms, particularly if the condition is mild. More severe fibrous dysplasia may cause:
- Bone pain
- Bone deformities
- Nerve entrapment
Rarely, fibrous dysplasia may be associated with abnormalities in the hormone-producing glands of your endocrine system. These abnormalities may include:
- Very early puberty
- Thyroid gland problems
- Light brown spots on the skin
When to see a doctor
See your doctor if you or your child develops bone pain that:
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- Increases with weight-bearing activity
- Interrupts sleep
- Doesn't go away with rest
- Causes a limp
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