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What happens if you take a calcium supplement before having a bone densitometry test?
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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Avoid this
Bone mineral density tests measure the amount of mineral in the bone, and this mineral is predominantly calcium.
The presence of calcium in your digestive tract may be detected and falsely interpreted as bone mineral, giving an inaccurate increased result.

In brief: Avoid this
Bone mineral density tests measure the amount of mineral in the bone, and this mineral is predominantly calcium.
The presence of calcium in your digestive tract may be detected and falsely interpreted as bone mineral, giving an inaccurate increased result.
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
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Dr. Alvin Stein
Pain Management
In brief: Nothing
It takes time for calcium to be absorbed into the bone if the body will observe it at all.

In brief: Nothing
It takes time for calcium to be absorbed into the bone if the body will observe it at all.
Dr. Alvin Stein
Dr. Alvin Stein
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