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Osteoporosis

Could Osteopenia in Hip Cause Pain in That Area?

08/04/2008

Question:

I am a 55 year old woman suffering from Fibromyalgia. My bone density test indicated Osteopenia in my left hip. I presently have pain in my left hip, sometimes radiating down my left leg. What medical attention should I receive? Thank you for your consideration.

Answer:

The pain in your hip is unrelated to your osteopenia.  It could be related to arthritis, bursitis or a number of other conditions.  Your primary care physician should be able to refer you for some diagnostic tests or to a specialist.

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Response by:

Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati