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What doctor do i see for brittle bones

A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
mild /moderate exercise, follow diet recommended by your MD. All other meds should be taken under care of your Nephrologist make her/him aware of your... Read More
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Calcium, bones and kidney disease are complex issues. Discuss with your team and you may wish to invest $20 and read all about it in uptodate.com. ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Frequent fractures: People who suffered from brittle bones will have a higher incidence of fractures that occurr after minimal stress or trauma. Ask your doctor if this i... Read More
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
DEXA: But may be un-necessary, DEXA is the standard test for osteoporosis. Unless there is an underlying reason for a suspicion of brittle bones, i'd avoid ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Tomasello
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
See below: This is a congenital bone disorder referred to as osteogenesis and imperfect a . People with oi are born with defective connective tissue, or without ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Sure: Most causes of brittle bones don't effect the reproductive system. That being said, the pregnancy would likely be considered high risk, and should be ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
The broken ones hurt: Osteogenesis imperfecta patients have weakened, brittle bones. The bones break easily and broken bones are painful. A patient appearing in pain should... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
A genetic disorder: Osteogenesis imperfecta is a group of disorders that cause bone fragility due to an error in the genetic code for type i collagen. All tissues that ar... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
A lot (sorry): Slight spinal curvature, loose joints, poor muscle tone, discoloration of the sclera (whites of the eyes), early loss of hearing in some children, sli... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Mondoa
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Yes: It is called Osteogenesis imperfecta and is a genetic disorder. The severity depends on which genes are involved and how many and if they are inherit... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Yes they could: When older people get less active their bones also get less active and become brittle.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Not necessarily: If you have a high risk life style maybe you have bad luck. Family hx of bone disease or your age can be reasons for frequent injuries. This is a gr... Read More