October 26, 2009
    I got BMD test done last week ( DEXA). The T-SCore for spine is -3.5. is it Osteoporosis ?
    LP LP
    October 26, 2009

    The T-Score for hip is -2.8.

    I do not have any Vitamin B12  deficiency.


    Does these results indicate that I am now having Osteoporosis problem ? Pl let me know.



  • Pam Flores
    Health Guide
    October 27, 2009
    Pam Flores
    Health Guide
    October 27, 2009

    Hi LP, welcome and thanks for your question.  Below is the World Health Organizations definition on t-scores.


    Normal bone density: any score at or above -1.0

    Osteopenia: any score between -1.0 and-2.5

    Osteoporosis:  any score at or below -2.5


    Here's a link from OsteoporosisConnection about t scores.


    Have your Dr. explain your t-score numbers to you so you'll understand what they mean.  Both of your scores are in the osteoporosis range.


    That's good you don't have a B12 deficiency, but you should have your vitamin D and calcium levels checked as well.


    Good luck, if you have another question post again.


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