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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
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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
Dr. just ordered a bone scan to find out the density I guess never had one before can you please tell me how this test is done or all about it and why?
To : To see if she if her calcium levels in the bone are affected. In women, if estrogen levels drop (could be for a variety of reasons, one including menopause) calcium levels drop too, causing drop in bone density, fractures, brittle bones and possibly bone deformities. Bone density test sometimes needs to be repeated more than once to show actual drop in bone density. ...Read more
Yes: Bone density tests measure the amount of calcium in the bone to determine a person's risk for fractures. Bone scans use a radioactive tracer to identify areas of abnormally high cellular activity in the bone. Some conditions that may show up on a bone scan include recent fractures, infections of the bone, or some forms of cancer in the bone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: They don't need to weigh you. It is a simple, quick test. You lay on a table and the scan is performed by the tech. ...Read more
Bone density test showed I had osteopenia couple of years age. Since test I've had spine surgery with instrumentation. Can I get another test done?
Yes: Depends on level of instrumentation on whether your spine will be able to be tested and compared to previous. Hips will still be able to be tested in order to risk stratify you. ...Read more
I've had hip pain since I was 18 when a car had fell and broke it in 4 places and I've had mris cat scans xrays and bone density tests done and all the drs I went to say nothing wrong what could be wrong with my hip?
Hip pain: Its not that 'nothing is wrong'. Its they can't see/find a specific problem to fix. You have a lot of scar tissue and bone remodelling. You don't say if this is joint pain on movement or not but I would surmise the joint is an issue. Try a steroid injection into the hip joint. It does have some risk of other problems. The pain is most likely scar tissue. Perhaps remove the hardware. Ask ortho. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If there is physical evidence for thin bones as when a man's bones look thin on x-ray or there is a history of fracture with minor injury or there has been a loss of 1.5 inches of height, or if there are other risks for osteoporosis such as long-term treatment with steroids like Prednisone or hormonal treatment for prostate cancer or hyperparathyroidism, dexa scan absolutely should be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
T-Score: Hi. Peak bone density occurs in both men & women at about age 30. That's when fracture risk in life is minimal. After age ~30, both women & men lose bone mass (and women have further accelerated loss after menopause). At any age, the number of standard deviations below peak bone mass at age 30 (for race & gender) is the T-score. At Peak bone mass, age 30, average T-score is 0.0. Negative T-Score ...Read more
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