Is there a test for brittle bone disease?

Severe cases evident. The more severe cases are evident before birth by ultrasound & or neonatal x-rays.Classification of lesser forms are based on age of first symptoms or specialized testing. My last case involved a skin biopsy and analysis of enzyme production in a specialty lab. Have your dr locate a genetics department at a med school or children's hospital if you want to pursue this testing. They can set it up.

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Hypermobile, poor healing, broken bones from cycle accidents. Need tests for brittle bone disease?

Collagen issue. Sounds more like a collagen issue. Unfortunately there not a treatment for poor collagen like there is for osteo-porosis. Still worth getting bone density, electrolytes, and hormones checked. (thyroid, para thyroid). Read more...

Getting tested for brittle bone disease?

Should be done. Osteogenesis imperfecta is an abnormality in collagen 1 function, and so you are not able to make bones or other connective tissue structures correctly. This is why people often have "blue sclera" because the collagen is abnormal. Most cases are genetic, but a new mutation (not inherited) can be seen (about 35%). There are 8 major types, and these can be tested for. Read more...

Will you grow out of brittle bone disease?

?? Not really sure what you mean if it is osteogenesis imperfecta the answer is no if it osteoporosis or it's lesser cousin osteopenia the answer is no so looks like the answer is no. Read more...

Can I get my baby tested for brittle bone disease?

Severe cases evident. The more severe cases are evident before birth by ultrasound & or neonatal x-rays.Classification of lesser forms are based on age of first symptoms or specialized testing. My last case involved a skin biopsy and analysis of enzyme production in a specialty lab. Have your dr locate a genetics department at a med school or children's hospital if you want to pursue this testing. They can set it up. Read more...

What is the medical name for brittle bone disease?

Osteoporosis. In the elderly (mainly) we refer to loss of bone structure as osteoporosis. Untreated hypothyroidism can lead to bad bone issues. Vitamin d deficiency and calcium defiency can lead to a problem called rickets which is associated with weakened bones, rare in the usa, but common in some developing countries. Other disorders can be listed as well. Read more...

How is one tested for brittle bone disease and what is it?

Osteogenesis OI. There are at least eight recognized forms of osteogenesis imperfecta, check with your medical doctor he will guide though that for that. Read more...

Can it be possible for you to grow out of brittle bone disease?

Need specifics. The term brittle bones covers several disorders so you have to be specific. If you mean osteoporosis, it is treatable but you do not outgrow it. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Brittle bone disease?

Osteoporosis. Typical brittle bone disease is due to loss of mineralization of normal bone and can be diagnosed by regular x-rays. It is uncommon in men , in which case other diseases and conditions may be suspected, such as malabsorption, or other systemic disease. In women, it is common after menopause. Read more...