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Old 07-24-2009, 01:54 PM   #2
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Re: I have my scan results

Hi mel...are the scores you posted supposed to have a - sign in front of them? even with the - before the numbers they aren't that bad. the spine score is in the osteopenia range and the hip score osteo just below the -2.5 that is the beginning of the osteoporosis range. The z scores, IMO, aren't that relevant because they compare the density to a much younger people...not a very fair assessment unless you happen to know your scores from when your were in your late 20's or 30's when your density is at its peak.

Seeing an endo can be helpful to rule out secondary causes of osteo. They'll know what test to do and how to read the results. I don't know if back surgery plaed a role or not...your dr. can answer that for you. Being thin as a young person is a risk factor, even if menopause has added unwanted pounds. have a good weekend..take care..phyllis