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Is it normal to need a bone density scan?
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes, check
this link for the recommendations: http://www.
webmd.com/osteoporosis/guide/who-needs-bone-density-testing

In brief: Yes, check
this link for the recommendations: http://www.
webmd.com/osteoporosis/guide/who-needs-bone-density-testing
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Anyone who is at risk of osteoporosis should have the test once they reach a certain age - that includes almost all women and some men as well.

In brief: Yes
Anyone who is at risk of osteoporosis should have the test once they reach a certain age - that includes almost all women and some men as well.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Hanford Yau
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Depends on age/risks
Bone density scan is recommended for screening of osteoporosis.
However, it is generally not recommended in a young woman (age 38) unless there are risk factors for accelerated osteoporosis such as chronic steroid use, primary hyperparathyroidism, concomitant diagnosis of rheumatological disorders and/or other risk factors. For men, hypogonadism is a risk factor. D/w your doctor.

In brief: Depends on age/risks
Bone density scan is recommended for screening of osteoporosis.
However, it is generally not recommended in a young woman (age 38) unless there are risk factors for accelerated osteoporosis such as chronic steroid use, primary hyperparathyroidism, concomitant diagnosis of rheumatological disorders and/or other risk factors. For men, hypogonadism is a risk factor. D/w your doctor.
Dr. Hanford Yau
Dr. Hanford Yau
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