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How is rickets diagnosed?

Rickets is diagnosed through blood tests, x-rays, and a physical exam. Blood tests that screen for levels of calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D are the most common tests for rickets. Through a physical examination, the doctor will confirm that the pain you feel is bone pain, not muscle or joint pain. Looking for abnormal bone or teeth growth is also common when diagnosing rickets.

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