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Dr. Terri Washington
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Pregnancy Associated Osteoporosis (Overview)

Pregnancy-associated osteoporosis is a condition where the mother develops more brittle bones during or after pregnancy.


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How long does it take to treat pregnancy associated osteoporosis?

How long does it take to treat pregnancy associated osteoporosis?

6-12 months: Pregnancy associated osteoporosis is usually transient and resolves spontaneously. There's no standard treatment. Symptoms begin in the last trimester of pregnancy. It may persist six months to a year after pregnancy. After you have delivered you may take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories for it. Make sure you are getting adequate nutrition during and after pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Terri Washington
5 doctors shared insights

Pregnancy Associated Osteoporosis (Overview)

Pregnancy-associated osteoporosis is a condition where the mother develops more brittle bones during or after pregnancy.


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What are the symptoms of pregnancy-associated osteoporosis?

What are the symptoms of pregnancy-associated osteoporosis?

Fracture: Osteoporosis in anyone is silent until there is a fracture. Even many spine fractures are silent insofar as the person didn't know they had osteoporosis until an x ray showed collapse of a vertebra or even multiple vertebrae. The classic " doweger hump" can be the only clue to the the diagnosis. In pregnancy this would not likely occur. ...Read more

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Living with Osteoporosis (Checklist)

Quit smoking!
Once
Limit alcohol to no more than 1 serving per day
Once
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What is the treatment for pregnancy-associated osteoporosis?

What is the treatment for pregnancy-associated osteoporosis?

Calcium: This osteoporosis is short term and not usually treated with potent medications, unless very severe. The diagnosis warrents a bone density exam and consultation with someone versed in osteoporosis. Bone density exams have less radiation than a dental xray and you can be shielded as well. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pregnancy-associated osteoporosis?

Fracture: Osteoporosis in anyone is silent until there is a fracture. Even many spine fractures are silent insofar as the person didn't know they had osteoporosis until an x ray showed collapse of a vertebra or even multiple vertebrae. The classic " doweger hump" can be the only clue to the the diagnosis. In pregnancy this would not likely occur. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
Once
Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
Once
Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
Once
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How long does it take to treat pregnancy associated osteoporosis?

6-12 months: Pregnancy associated osteoporosis is usually transient and resolves spontaneously. There's no standard treatment. Symptoms begin in the last trimester of pregnancy. It may persist six months to a year after pregnancy. After you have delivered you may take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories for it. Make sure you are getting adequate nutrition during and after pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pregnancy-associated osteoporosis?

Calcium: This osteoporosis is short term and not usually treated with potent medications, unless very severe. The diagnosis warrents a bone density exam and consultation with someone versed in osteoporosis. Bone density exams have less radiation than a dental xray and you can be shielded as well. ...Read more

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Treating an Ectopic Pregnancy (Checklist)

Get diagnosed
once
Get laparoscopic surgery or treat with methotrexate medication
once
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28 yr old diagnosed w severe pregnancy/lactating associated osteoporosis is there anyway to heal my bones without fosamax (alendronate)? Will my bones even return

28 yr old diagnosed w severe pregnancy/lactating associated osteoporosis is there anyway to heal my bones without fosamax (alendronate)? Will my bones even return

Yes, a long time: Prior to Fosamax Rx. patients with severe osteoporosis consumed Vitamin D and calcium for long periods of time with very very slow resolution of the disease. Most notably, many patients had spontaneous fractures during the "slow" method of Rx. Thank goodness for Fosamax that can "speed up" the new bone deposition and avoid the consequences of fractures and immobility. ...Read more

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
1,551 doctors shared insights

Osteoporosis (Definition)

Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more


Dr. Michael Gabor
4 doctors shared insights

Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more