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DEXA- how often after dx Osteo?

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Old 04-04-2011, 06:22 PM   #1
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DEXA- how often after dx Osteo?

How often do you get a bone density scan after initial diagnosis of Osteoporosis? I'm in my early 30s and doctor is waiting 1 year.... I feel this is too long given the low bone density at such an early age.

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Old 04-08-2011, 04:51 AM   #2
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Re: DEXA- how often after dx Osteo?

Hi, i've been meaning to ask, do you also have thyroid issues? Your name has me curious. The usual time between DEXA's is 1-2 years or more often if there is a reason to check more often. Its also depends on what your insurance will cover, altho DEXA's are fairly inexpensive if you want to have one sooner. Its takes a while for whatever changes you are making to show up on the scan. What does your doctor want you to do for your osteo? Did your doctor check for secondary causes for osteo at such a young age? I had one at 1 year after DX, but have since had them every 2 years. take care...phyllis
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