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How is osteoporosis diagnosed?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Bone density testing

The best test is a bone density test (known as a dxa scan).
This painless test measures the density of your bones. Your doctor uses this test to predict the risk of bone fracture in the future. Sometimes a spine or hip xray can show fractures of your spine/vertebra which can indicate undiagnosed osteoporosis but usually the first test is the dxa scan.

In brief: Bone density testing

The best test is a bone density test (known as a dxa scan).
This painless test measures the density of your bones. Your doctor uses this test to predict the risk of bone fracture in the future. Sometimes a spine or hip xray can show fractures of your spine/vertebra which can indicate undiagnosed osteoporosis but usually the first test is the dxa scan.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. David Geffner
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: DXA scan hip & spine

There are many causes of osteoporosis in men as well as premenopausal women.
Check with your doctor.

In brief: DXA scan hip & spine

There are many causes of osteoporosis in men as well as premenopausal women.
Check with your doctor.
Dr. David Geffner
Dr. David Geffner
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Osteoporosis

Conventional radiography & measuring bone mineral density by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry.
Also by blood tests to determine causes.

In brief: Osteoporosis

Conventional radiography & measuring bone mineral density by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry.
Also by blood tests to determine causes.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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