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How often should someone with osteopenia get a dexascan?
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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Every 1-2 years
Every 2 if mild and on no meds, once a year if there are other risks factors and on meds (if insurance covers it).

In brief: Every 1-2 years
Every 2 if mild and on no meds, once a year if there are other risks factors and on meds (if insurance covers it).
Dr. Melissa Young
Dr. Melissa Young
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Dr. Jennie Law
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Varies
Bone changes very slowly, so if your first dexa shows very mildly low bone density, you might not see much significant change in a year, so 2-3 years may be reasonable.
If you are borderline almost osteoporotic or have additional risk factors such as strog family history or steroid use, then annually. There is no consensus, and determined on case by case basis.

In brief: Varies
Bone changes very slowly, so if your first dexa shows very mildly low bone density, you might not see much significant change in a year, so 2-3 years may be reasonable.
If you are borderline almost osteoporotic or have additional risk factors such as strog family history or steroid use, then annually. There is no consensus, and determined on case by case basis.
Dr. Jennie Law
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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine
In brief: Depends
I would recommend starting reasonable calcium intake, some type of weight bearing exercise and recheck in 2years.

In brief: Depends
I would recommend starting reasonable calcium intake, some type of weight bearing exercise and recheck in 2years.
Dr. Steven Hill
Dr. Steven Hill
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