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Does osteopenia usually cause many symptoms?

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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.
Dr. Mark Callman
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
No: Osteopenia is a thinning of the bones and is usually a precursor of osteoporosis, which can have significant symptoms, including bone fractures.Osteopenia and osteoporosis are usually diagnosed with a simple , painless test called a bone density study. Post menopausal women should have this test, and it can easily be arranged by your doctor.
Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
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 an abnormal curve of the back.

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