Diagnosing osteoporosis

A medical evaluation for osteoporosis includes your medical history, measuring your height, examining your spine for curvature, x-rays, bone mineral density (BMD) test and lab tests.

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Just had a second bone density scan....

prsullivan11
  • By prsullivan11 · New reply April 12, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • And I have mixed feelings about it. I am a 45 year old female who had menopause at the age of 25. After scoring -3.0 (hip) and -2.3 (spine) as my t scores, I went on fosamax. It has been 18 months. I ...

Dairy and Celiac Disease

a_rose
  • By a_rose · New reply April 8, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • I was just diagnosed with Celiac Disease. My doctor said to go off gluten forever, and go off dairy for about two months and then he will reintroduce it. I am having a hard time off the dairy, and I am ...

Strange Scan Result

GoneGirl
  • By GoneGirl · New reply March 27, 2014
  • 16 replies
  • Hello all, I had my second DEXA scan done by the same person on the same machine. I thought the spine results were strange because I had a significant decrease in L3 and no change in L4. What would cause ...

Can some dexa results be misleading for small boned?

goldie123
  • By goldie123 · New reply March 25, 2014
  • 17 replies
  • The following link http://www.inspire.com/groups/national-o steoporosis-foundation/discussion/dexa-s cans-can-underestimate-bone-density/ is for a closed discussion on dexascan years ago. I would like ...

Celiac Disease = Bone Loss?

a_rose
  • By a_rose · New reply March 3, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • My doctor is testing me for Celiac disease to see if that is why I have bone loss. Has anyone had experience with this ...

Help me out people--FRAX

Sundancer254
  • By Sundancer254 · New reply March 1, 2014
  • 26 replies
  • Once again, I'm trying to calculate fracture risk by using the (US) FRAX tool. Here is a small problem. When I put in my height 56.5 or 56.50 inches, it converts it to 143.50. When I hit the "calculate ...

25 Year Old with Osteoporosis

lotsofluv25
  • By lotsofluv25 · New reply February 26, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • Hello I a new member and just learned that I have Osteoporosis at the age of 25 (was diagnosed a few months ago when i was 24) and never thought someone as young as me could have this. I am currently ...

Senile ostheoporosis

Guria
  • By Guria · New reply February 20, 2014
  • 23 replies
  • Recently I've had a spontaneous fracture of the pelvis, woke up unable to walk. It has been 2 months and it is not healing according to a CT scan. My endocrinologist diagnosed me with senile ostheoporosis ...

Senile vs severe

Babs123
  • By Babs123 · New reply February 8, 2014
  • 23 replies
  • Does anyone know the difference between severe osteoporosis and senile osteoporosis? My gp stated my DEXA scores were "abnormal" and diagnosed "severe"; the endocrinologist I saw told me I had the bones ...

bone pain

chezza
  • By chezza · New reply January 30, 2014
  • 35 replies
  • Does OP cause bone pain? I know it might sound like a strange question but I have pain in most bones in my body (legs, ribs, back, hands, feet, pelvis) and I don't know if this is a symptom of OP or not ...

dexa scan

anguscat
  • By anguscat · New reply January 12, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • I got those results a year and a half ago but I never understood them , and doc did not say too much, can someone explain results and are they good or bad,it says spine L2-L4 BMD 1.278 T SCORE 0.700 Z ...

tinnitus

Bernie
  • By Bernie · New reply January 9, 2014
  • 39 replies
  • I have tinnitus, and I heard you can have osteoporosis in the bones of the ear. Does any one have this and what have you done for the ringing in the ear ...

T and Z scores

LLC13
  • By LLC13 · New reply January 3, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • I'm new here and have been reading quite a bit and it's very empowering, yet overwhelming. I'm 63 and my spinal T Score is -3.1, femoral neck T Score -1.8 and hip T Score -1.3. My Z scores, my doc says ...

Looking for premenopausal ladies with localized osteoporosis

LouisvilleLady
  • By LouisvilleLady · New reply December 22, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • I am 43 years old and was diagnosed with osteopenia 18 months ago. I recently had a follow-up Dexa scan that showed the Z score in my arm has dropped from -0.7 to -2.9 during those 18 months. The arm ...

osteoporosis

Gigi51
  • By Gigi51 · New reply December 9, 2013
  • 16 replies
  • Hi I'm Gigi I am 51 and was diagnosed with osteoporosis. My Endocrinologist started me on atelvia . I started it Nov. 30 but I am very nervous and depressed about my osteoporosis .Is anyone taking this ...

Bone scans at 30 be encouraged

strongbones
  • By strongbones · New reply December 6, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • With all the information we have about osteoporosis, why isn't a baseline dexa scan recommended for those at 30 years old. The individual would find what is normal for them when they have achieved their ...

Spine Bone Density

Jadwiga
  • By Jadwiga · New reply December 3, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • Hello, I just got my bone density measurements and I am surprised to see large differences between L1-L2, and L3-L4. My previous data from 2010 are quite consistent. Here are the data: SPINE RESULTS Region ...

no results on forteo

oscarhon
  • By oscarhon · New reply November 24, 2013
  • 15 replies
  • Hello. I am 49 years old and an avid runner and I eat pretty healthily. I was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis last year. It does run in my family. I also have other risk factors. Anyways, my doc. put ...

% of bone loss

Beverlyfz
  • By Beverlyfz · New reply November 23, 2013
  • 17 replies
  • What percentage of bone loss do the minus numbers indicate ...

FRAX

CarolineG
  • By CarolineG · New reply November 23, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • I see the FRAX tool uses femoral hip score. I have osteopenia in my hips and osteoporosis in my spine ...so is FRAX still pertinent ...

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