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Can Anybody Tell Where Bone Mineral Density Test Is Done In Kolkata
X ray of broken bone showed hole in bone biopsy done and was neg for bone cancer. Recent blood test showed low white blood count. Reason for concern?
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Several places: A quick internet search gave several locations. http://bit.ly/nbqqws. ...Read more
Same: They are two names for the same test. ...Read more
None: They are the same.Get a more detailed answer ›
Several places: A quick internet search gave several locations. http://bit.ly/pctjrv. ...Read more
To a point...: In general an increase in bone mineral density is a good thing for older adults. There are some unusual conditions (paget's disease) where one can have too much bone. If you have a very bone mineral density already there is probably no an advantage to getting it even higher. ...Read more
It depends: Bone scans are used to evaluate for bone infections, recent fractures, and bone cancer, and are not used to check for osteoporosis. Most people never need one. Bone density testing should start when there is a reasonable probability of increased fracture risk that would require treatment. So it depends on risk factors. A common age to start would be 50 for women or 70 for men. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not directly: Bone density changes should not affect the toe nails as they are not made if bone. There are, however, systemic medical conditions that can cause loss in bone density and characteristic changes in the nails as well. A good medical checkup would probably be a good place to start. ...Read more
Parathyroid hormone at 170pg/ml, vit d at 8ng/ml, calcium serum 10.2 yesterday and 9.1 today, bone mineral density t-score -1.5.. What does this mean?
Bones, Vit D: This is complex, and a precise answer cannot be given on line. Several thoughts: the PTH is high. But this may not reflect anything wrong with the parathyroid glands. Low vit d will result in a reflex increase in pth, and usually the serum ca stays normal, but there is increased bone resorption. Why is the vit d so low? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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