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    Medical History for Osteoporosis

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    During a medical history for osteoporosis , your doctor will ask about:

    • Your overall health.
    • Any family history of osteoporosis.
    • Risk factors for osteoporosis.
    • Any pain or tenderness in your bones or joints.
    • Any decrease in your height.
    • Any broken bones (fractures).
    • What medicines you take.
    • What type of exercise you do regularly.
    • Your history of smoking and alcohol use.

    If you are a woman, your doctor will ask questions about changes in your monthly menstrual periods and whether you have signs of menopause .

    If you are a man, your doctor will ask questions about changes in your sexual desire or your ability to function sexually.

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    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Carla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine

    Current as ofAugust 4, 2016

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