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When is bone density screening necessary?

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Dr. Saima Farghani
Specializes in Endocrinology
Multiple reasons: Post menopause early menopause use of high dose steroids for> 3 months for any reason cushings disease strong family history of osteoporosis unexplained fracture with minor trauma.
Dr. Rafael Ubeda
Family Medicine 44 years experience
65 years aprox: Any woman c fam history and risk factors for osteoporosis below 65 y o all women above 65 yo and older postmenopausal women c hx of fractures women with med conditions associated c osteoporosis.

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Last updated Sep 16, 2013

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