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DEXA. Bone Scan

DEXA. Bone Scan

When I have my bone scan, I notice they only scan my L1 in my spine and I think they should scan more such as the L3 or L4, they also scan my left arm and hip.
Does anyone else have more than the L1 done on their spine?

A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Yes, I’ve had the same but more lumbar scanning to report osteoarthritis as well. Be specific to your doctor and make sure they explain what the numbers mean. And, ask for a copy of the pictures they take at time of scanning
Best wishes to you

posted 11 months ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Dear Countrygal, I am so glad things worked out for you. I hope your health gets better and do have a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year.

posted 5 months ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Wow that sounds awesome, seems you may have found something to help your needs.For help with your epilepsy and your bipolar, disorder, I'd keep doing what you are doing.I'll have to type this on Google and check it out. BLESSING Debbie

edited, originally posted 11 months ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Hi Debbie. How are you doing? I am coming along great. My step brother who hosts a talk show on Rogers cable TV interviewing famous Canadians and he is a very well known lawyer all over Ontario and he said he thinks this ketogenic diet is the very one for me. He is so supportive and says I am doing very well. How is the weather where you are? My father had to follow a ketogenic diet and I heard this can be hereditary. The Bi Polar Association is so interested in what I found in this diet. How is your osteoporosis? Let me know how you are doing. Have a good day.

posted 11 months ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Good evening BettyA , When I went in the nurse had me late on my back, she scanned only midway up below my chest I believe, . then she twist my left foot and it was kind of lodged during the scan,, kind of felt that. When I went in for result talk Dr. said I have osteopenia in left hip and osteoporosis in my spine. She told me she couldn't tell me where, in the spine 🤔but said it took me two years to get to that, Then wanted me to take a prescription of Fosamax. I refused the drug and she's gave me two years to see where I am at. in numbers. I'm still going to refuse the drug if I feel they way I do now.
I don't know why they just don't give you full scan and completely know where else it may be if you have it..Dont know if this helped or not, but I wish I knew where it was in my spine. I'm going to be a little bit more talkative my next visit next year that will be my two years BettyA:
Recorrected my statement, After receiving a post from Pam on here, I found my Bone Destiny Report , It reads :
AP Spinal L1-L4 osteoporosis. And Femoral Neck osteopenia .
Hip (left) osteopenia. So I did receive a report. 🙂

edited, originally posted 11 months ago
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