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Shocking discovery about myself! Help!

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  • Posted By: yan7050
  • September 3, 2010
  • 02:27 AM

First of all, I am 23 years old and a male. I used to drink lots of milk when I was a teenager. I never had any type of bone related disease in my family besides arthritis on joints.

Recently, I took a straight face picture of myself. It was a close up. I realized my face is sort of asymmetrical :eek:. Then I realized that my right clavicle and my right side of my face has more bone density than my left side. I am dominant on the right side. I do chew on my right side of my teeth most of the time. I checked some old pictures when I was younger (7-10 years old) and my face seemed to be symmetrical.

Is this normal findings that now my face seem to be asymmetrical if you look closely? Also my right clavicle is thicker than my left and is that also normal? Is there such a rare disease that as you grow old only one side of the bones of the body grows smaller/bigger? :confused:

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  • I'm not exactly sure I ever had one side of my body grow larger than the other but I do know that with my wrists and my jaw, the joints didn't grow right and didn't fuse. It seems to be a recurring problem through out my body- my right hip sits 9 mm above my left hip (my doctors told me this was okay and nothing to be worried about but now I'm having severe hip problems). But as far as my wrists and jaw, I've always had problems with pain and popping noises from them. I was told the same thing for both of them, by different doctors- that they didn't grow right and didn't fuse correctly. More specifically in my jaw, one side grew faster and threw the other one off so now my jaw pops out of place when I open my mouth all the way. I've always wondered if maybe it was some kind of bone growth disorder as well.
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    • September 7, 2010
    • 04:56 AM
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