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Monday, October 26, 2009 LP, Community Member, asks

Q: I got BMD test done last week ( DEXA). The T-SCore for spine is -3.5. is it Osteoporosis ?

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.

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Pam Flores, Health Guide
10/27/09 11:28am

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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By LP, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/24/10, First Published: 10/26/09