Bone Density Scans

Bone Density Scans

Postby MikeDCross » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:35 pm

Hi

My new endo consultant says I need a Bone Density Scan.

Some questions:
- Is this common practice?
- it is a one-off scan, or do I need one every so often
- what results do they provide? I assume they will send to my GP, who has to forward to 3 consultants (please just dont ask why 3).

Thanks
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Re: Bone Density Scans

Postby member_41389 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:55 pm

Hi MikeC

It's common to have bone density checks if you are short of LH and FSH, testosterone in men is important for bone health and similarly estrogen for women. Also a lot of AI people need scans to check that they are not over-replaced, I suspect DEXA scan is cheaper than a day-curve but only tells you after the damage is done.
Depending on the results you are likely to be on a 5 year recall cycle if it's osteopenia and 3 years for osteoporosis.
Take care
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Re: Bone Density Scans

Postby MikeDCross » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:22 am

Thanks Tim.
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