Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that results when the bone density is reduced due to less production or too much loss of bone. As the bones get weak and porous, they are more susceptible to fractures. The other symptoms include back pain, loss of height, and stooped posture. Women are more vulnerable to develop osteoporosis than men.

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Does low bone marrow intensity in MRI indicate cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old female. I had an MRI for my back. The report mentioned the following, and I was concerned about the comment on the bone marrow's low signal intensity. The doctor's assistant said there was nothing to worry about with the report, but the internet pointed things towar...  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Hematologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) results are more related to osteoporosis. Moreover, overweight also plays a role in the backbone. Get oral calcium preparations once daily and injectable vitamin D (once weekly for six weeks, then monthly once). Use...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my radiating back pain?

Query: Hello doctor, Almost two years back, I had slipped and fallen on my back and had spent a few months suffering from back pain. There was not any bone crack or fracture, so I was prescribed only a belt for support. Subsequently, over the last few days, after a severe cough (which is now relieved), I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anuj Gupta

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you do, and how much physical activity you have in your daily routine?  Read Full »

Is MRI needed for hip joint pain?

Query: Hi doctor, Since one month, I have been facing joint pain in my right leg and hip. I consulted a doctor at my native and he said that bone is worn-out at the joint. Again, when I consulted a doctor in my working place, he said that the cause of my pain is arthritis. The pain is not much. I am a 47 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you please elaborate your problem? Which activities make the pain worse? Are you able to sit cross leg or squat down? Do you have a fever or decreased appetite or any other symptoms? Do you have any pain in other joints as well? If you have x-ray of the affected h...  Read Full »

How to manage a piece of bone that has protruded through the gums?

Query: I've had a tooth extraction at hospital due to having had Zolandronic infusions. Many weeks ago. A piece of bone has protruded through my gum and is very painful causing ulcers on my tongue. I have had 2 course of Amoxicilin. The dentist tried to pull the bone out before realizing that it was joine...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammad Emranul Islam

Dentist, Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq. I'm sorry for the problems you have. Do you have paget's disease or osteoporosis? It is not a good sign if bone gets exposed or protruded. You didn't mention the site but I assume it is a lower tooth. Did the protruded bone came through the socket or elsewhere. Was the to...  Read Full »

What is the best treatment for an 81-year-old woman?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 81 years old. She had undergone one left shoulder surgery due to a fracture in the neck of the humerus four years ago. She also had experienced a cerebral stroke resulting partial paralysis of the left hand and the left leg. Now, due to a sudden fall on the ground, she also ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history as well as the images attached to it (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your mother has fractured her right humerus and she also has osteoarthritis in right shoulder and osteoporosis. She had a cerebrovascular accident ca...  Read Full »

How can osteoporosis be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, Hope, you are all doing well. I would like to ask a question about my parents. My father is a retired doctor and he exactly knows what is the problem with him and with my mother. So, they have osteoporosis - spinal osteoporosis in my father (63 years old) and knee osteoporosis in m...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your parents have been suffering from osteoporosis for the last two years. Your father is a diagnosed case of spinal osteoporosis and your mother, a case of knee osteoporosis. At first, make sure that they get...  Read Full »

Can a woman with osteoporosis conceive?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old married female. I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. I am really worried whether I would be able to conceive or not. Please suggest me some advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Osteoporosis has no harmful effects on the conception or fertility. You can conceive if there is no other issue related to fertility. For further information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medici...  Read Full »

Is Zoledronic acid better than Ibandronic acid for bone problem?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is suffering with breast cancer as primary and now there is brain metastasis. The disease has spread to all the parts of the body including the bones. I have attached her PET scan for your reference. We are taking the treatment for the disease and her physical condition was ...  Read Full »


Dr. Srikanth Nara

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern about the patient. As per the scan report you sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity), though the metastasis is widespread, she has relatively improved as far as bone are considered (sclerotic). In case of cancers, bone quality is l...  Read Full »

Does osteoporosis delay the healing process of a spine fracture?

Query: Hi doctor, I have osteoporosis and L3 spine fracture from it. I have had it for six weeks and the pain is minimal. But, when I walk or stand my whole back feels very strange and uncomfortable like a chronic ache. I also had two fractures before. I am flying out in two weeks. Do you think it will be ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahaveer Patil

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your message and understand your concern. After a vertebra fracture, generally it takes around two to three months to almost get back to normal. Considering your osteoporosis, it may take a little more time for you to get going. If possible, then you ...  Read Full »

How to treat severe hip pain during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife is 14 weeks pregnant. Since yesterday night, she has been suffering with severe left hip pain. She is unable to stand, sit and walk comfortably. It started with mild pain before a month. The pain seems to be unbearable. I have applied the pain reliever cream and spray, but it did...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since your wife is pregnant, kindly visit an orthopedic surgeon for clinical evaluation as the condition can be due to multiple reasons ranging from vitamin D deficiency to transient osteoporosis of hip or referred pain from the pelvis. Do not expose your wife to x-ra...  Read Full »

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