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Does osteopenia cause pain?

Does osteopenia cause pain?

No: increases risk: Osteopenia means your bones have lost some of their mineral content, but probably not enough to greatly increase fracture risk. Osteoporosis is more severe mineral loss that does increase the likelihood of fractures. Neither causes pain unless you actually break a bone. (if you have either, be sure your vitamin d level is high enough. Your doctor can do a blood test. But don't overdo vitamin d.). ...Read more

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Osteopenia (Definition)

Osteopenia is a low bone mineral density which puts one at ...Read more


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Have pain and hemangioma at lumbar 2, dc with CT scan. Now what? Flank and back pain. Osteopenia. Ct scan diagnosed hemangioma.

Have pain and hemangioma at lumbar 2, dc with CT scan. Now what?  Flank and back pain. Osteopenia. Ct scan diagnosed hemangioma.

Usually incidental: A vertebral body hemangioma is usually an incidental finding and of no clinical significance. Some radiologists won't even bother mentioning them in reports. Highly unlikely that it is causing any symptoms. ...Read more

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Can osteoporosis or osteopenia cause severe joint pain?

No: The risk of osteoporosis is fracture. There is loss of bone density, impairment of bone integrity and strength. Loss of structural support and thus risk of fracture. People with both osteoporosis and osteopenia can fracture, but those with osteoporosis have a great risk since their bones are weaker. The joint pain would occur depending on the location of the fracture in a joint. ...Read more

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What is osteopenia?

What is osteopenia?

Low bone calcium: Osteopenia is low but not dangerously low bone calcium. You need to talk to your doctor to see if you need treatment. ...Read more

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What is osteopenia ?

What is osteopenia
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Osteopenia: Osteopenia is a lower than normal bone density, but not so low that it is considered osteoporosis. See your primary care physician to determine what your course of treatment, if any should be. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Is osteopenia reversible?

Is osteopenia reversible?

Potentially: If you have osteopenia at age 35 need to consider secondary causes of osteopenia. Should supplement vit d and calcium. Regular wt bearing exercise. ...Read more

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Whats diffuse osteopenia?

Low BMD throughout.: Diffuse osteopenia is lower bone mineral density not limited to particular joints or areas but rather is found in all the bones. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of osteopenia?

Low bone density.: Osteopenia is low bone density but not to the same degree as in osteoporosis. If bone loss continues osteoporosis is likely to develop. ...Read more