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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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 »

How is knee swelling treated?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 50 years old. He has swelling in left knee and some liquid is coming out of the knee. He consulted an orthopedic doctor and he prescribed some tests and medicine to him. Also, the doctor said his bones are weak. Please explain me what should I do know. Also, let me know wheth...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After seeing the clinical image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) it appears to be synovitis of the knee joint. At the age of 50, osteoarthritis being the most common cause of synovitis. It is not advisable to start with steroid small 6 mg tablet. Is your...  Read Full »

How is arthritis treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am worried for my 63 years old elder sister who is almost bedridden now due to the following ailments. She has severe pain in the stomach (started two months ago), knee pain for four years and swollen legs for three years. Doctors are of the opinion that she is suffering from severe ar...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think that she has rheumatoid arthritis (not just simple arthritis). It would be very helpful if you say which joints are involved. Is she stiff in the morning? How long it takes for the stiffness to go away? There are medications for this condition which are gentle ...  Read Full »

What can cause chronic pain in vertebrae, fracture or bone cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had mild pain from one of my vertebrae for about eight months. It is one of the thoracic vertebrae. I am not certain of which one it is approximately in the middle of my back. It feels slightly sore when I bend backward. Also, if I press with my thumb on the spinous process. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anuj Gupta

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Eight months period is quite a long time and I feel you should not ignore it. A few things I want to know. Do you have any other ailment, like diabetes or hypertension or hypothyroidism? What you do and how much physical activity you have in your daily routine? Have you...  Read Full »

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