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can osteopenia be a mis diagnosis ?

By Anonymous December 3, 2017 - 9:10am
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I have chronic bone pain and swelling in foot ankle and am starting to have the same in my knee and hip of same leg

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Hello. Thank you for posting.

Typically, there are no symptoms with osteopenia, unless the condition progresses to osteoporosis. Symptoms of osteoporosis include back pain, loss of height, a stooped posture, and easily fractured bones.

Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry is a bone mineral density test. It uses X-rays that have lower radiation than a typical X-ray. The test is painless. DEXA usually measures bone density levels in your spine, hip, wrist, finger, shin, or heel. DEXA compares the density of your bone to the density of a 30-year-old’s of the same sex and race. The result of a DEXA is a T-score, which your doctor can use to diagnose you. So, the chances of a wrong diagnosis are very low. That doesn't mean that something else isn't going on. Discuss your concerns with your doctor.


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