Children and teens with bone loss

There is generally no accepted definition of osteoporosis in children. Low bone density in children is most commonly due to other medical conditions or medications used to treat certain diseases. Sometimes there is no known cause for low bone density in children.

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Child with osteoporosis

Panda12
  • By Panda12 · New reply February 28, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • Hi, my son is 17, has cystic fibrosis with pancreatic insufficiency, and autism. He was recently diagnosed with severe osteoporosis from a dexa scan. His z scores(they use z scores in kids instead of ...

my daughter's z scores

concernedmom1
  • By concernedmom1 · New reply February 3, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • My 12 year old daughter is taking pamidronate bone infusions every 3 months. we recently had a DXA scan done and her total body mass z score went from -2.4 in 2011 to a -2.8 and her spine went from a ...

is soccer safe

Fancylady
  • By Fancylady · New reply January 19, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • My son ask his neuro surgeon about continuing to play soccer this season. The answer given back to him was....i have no data saying u can't play! Well i don't get it. My sons back was broken less then ...

4 year old daughter has Juvenille idiopathic osteoporosis

Graces_mum
  • By Graces_mum · New reply November 25, 2012
  • 7 replies
  • My daughter has been diagnosed with juvenille idiopathic osteoporosis. she is 4 years old (just turned 4 last week) Her symptoms started 5 months ago. At the moment she has compression fractures in her ...

questions about low pth

Fancylady
  • By Fancylady · New reply November 18, 2012
  • 3 replies
  • I am really confused. When my son was first told he has hypoparathyroidism and juvenile osteoporosis he was put on calcium and vit D plus a diuretic. He had his blood rechecked and his pth has dropped ...

question about strontium

Fancylady
  • By Fancylady · New reply November 6, 2012
  • 10 replies
  • I keep reading about strontium. Is it safe for teens? If so, how much is recommended? My son is taking 1200 calcium, 5000 vit D3, 800 magnesium and a diuretic. I hav now added 3000 omega 3 fish oil and ...

Osteopenia and Hypoparathyroidism in 18year old male

Fancylady
  • By Fancylady · New reply November 4, 2012
  • 16 replies
  • .My son was having a great Senior year...until his back was broken in a high-school football game. We now have been told by our doctors he has osteopenia and hypoparathyroidism. I understand both these ...

Juvenille Idiopathic Osteoporosis

caz70
  • By caz70 · New reply August 15, 2012
  • 3 replies
  • Hi I havent posted for a while but my daughter Katie who is about to turn 12 has IJO since she was 6-she was on IV pamidronate for 3 years and was off treatent for two years. Over this time she has fractured ...

Juvenile idiopathic osteoprosis

Beachladyblues
  • By Beachladyblues · New reply August 3, 2012
  • 37 replies
  • New here and so very glad to finally find others w/ this issue! There is little out there and no support groups that I can find! My son is 19 yo post L hip fx age 12 that lead to AVN. He was Dx at that ...

JIO and HPV vaccine

caz70
  • By caz70 · New reply July 16, 2012
  • 1 reply
  • Hi does anybody have any idea if it is safe for a 12 year old girl with JIO who is currently on biphosphonate treatment to have the triple vaccine for HPV.-(Human Pappilloa virus) She came home from school ...

Understanding dexa results

HelenB8
  • By HelenB8 · New reply April 19, 2012
  • 9 replies
  • My 6 year old is on long term home parenteral nutrition for intestinal failure. Recently had yearly review and first dexa. He is very small for his age. His L2-L4 trend z score was -3 and his bone mineral ...

babies with broken bones

melinalischke23
  • By melinalischke23 · New reply September 29, 2011
  • 7 replies
  • I have a one year old baby. She had got her foot caught in the slat on her crib, I called her doctor who told me to take her to the hospital. I did and they told me she had a spiral fracture, they also ...

Osteopenia at age 6

Feebeez
  • By Feebeez · New reply September 26, 2011
  • 5 replies
  • Hi everyone, Just thought I'd introduce myself and tell you about our situation. I'm an Australian with 3 children. My son is our middle child and he has recently been diagnosed with Osteopenia. A bit ...

IDIOPATHIC JUVENILLE OSTEOPOROSIS

caz70
  • By caz70 · New reply September 21, 2011
  • 4 replies
  • Hi Ive posted a few times but in summary i have an 11 year old girl with IJO who was diagnosed At age of 6-she has had 8 fractures in this time and is off treatment at the moment. Her consultant has always ...

16-year-old girl with Osteoporosis

maomao12
  • By maomao12 · New reply January 28, 2011
  • 9 replies
  • I'm 16 year old and I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis. I just want to know why did I get it at my age? My doctor told me that this is really rare. And she kept talking but I couldn't hear her very well ...

I'm 13 year old boy and CURED of OSTEOPOROSIS!

zackdevoll
  • By zackdevoll · New reply January 17, 2011
  • 2 replies
  • My name is Zack Devoll and when I was 8, I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis. I have broken my toes about 4 times. Each time I had to use crutches. I had I.V. therapy and now I was downgraded to Osteopenia ...

10 year old with osteopenia

catie1442
  • By catie1442 · New reply November 26, 2010
  • 6 replies
  • Got a call a few days ago from the doctor with test results regarding my 10 year old daughters bone density tests. She's at a -2.2. She's an asthmatic so I understand where the steroids have maybe done ...

idiopathic juvenille osteoporsis

caz70
  • By caz70 · New reply November 21, 2010
  • 4 replies
  • My daughter has IJO and was diagnosed at age of 6 years-she is now 10--her Z-scores were -3.4--she has been on iv treatment for 3 and1/2 years and had improved although in the past had fractured both ...

13-year old son with osteoporis

fsu397
  • By fsu397 · New reply November 17, 2010
  • 7 replies
  • My son has broken both of his arms at least once. He has a bone scan Z score of -3 each of the past 2 years. We have tried diuretics, have increased his weight resistance exercises, and have modified ...

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jjbugger
  • By jjbugger · New reply October 10, 2010
  • 1 reply
  • hi we believe we have a grandson with oi brittle bone he aws tested the 21st. of sept still waiting tests results he has had 9 rib fractures and a femor bone broke if anyone has a child with this would ...

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