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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Gagne
48 years experience Internal Medicine
No: increases risk: Osteopenia means your bones have lost some of their mineral content, but probably not enough to greatly increase fracture risk. Osteoporosis is more s ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
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Osteopenia: Osteopenia just by it self does not cause any symptoms but can lead to arthritis due to osteoporosis and increased incidence of fractures.
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Dr. Mark Callman
43 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Osteopenia is a thinning of the bones and is usually a precursor of osteoporosis, which can have significant symptoms, including bone fractures.Osteop ... Read More
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Dr. Melissa Young
9 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Osteopenia and osteoporosis do not have symptoms, but they do increase your risk of having a fracture. Fractures of the spine can cause back pain or a ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Eventually: Since CD can eventually lead to poor intestinal absorption of the various building blocks of bone, it can eventually lead to osteopenia along with ma ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Not usually: However it is not uncommon with some people eapecially womn who are treated for osteoporosis with medications such as Fosamax.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Tamoxifen is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (serm) that is used to treat/prevent breast cancer. Evista (raloxifene) is also a serm and it is ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Any colonic: Inflammation can lead to malabsorption of calcium, protein, and vitamin d -- which can lead to poor bone formation and increased bone resorption -- re ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Inadequate reserves : And increased loss .Deficiencies in calcium and phosphate and disturbed balance between them are frequently encountered, and may lead to significant i ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Osteopenia: Osteopenia is generally a condition that people do not even know they have. So no pain. Would see physician and look for other causes.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Percussion tendernes: Gently striking you with a closed fist is a check for " percussion tenderness". When done over the kidneys, a positive response suggests a problem w ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angus Worthing
18 years experience Internal Medicine
No: These conditions are painless, unless they lead to a bone fracture (commonly in the middle of the back vertebrae, or after a fall on the wrist, hip, ... Read More
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