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  • I have symptoms, and I'm worried that I might have osteoporosis.
  • I have osteoporosis, and this is a checkup or follow-up visit.
  • I have osteoporosis, and I'm sick or having problems.

I have symptoms, and I'm worried that I might have osteoporosis.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson, MD on October 10, 2017

  1. Are my symptoms a sign of osteoporosis?
  2. Is there a test to diagnose osteoporosis?
  3. Can tests measure the strength of my bones and my risk of fractures?
  4. Are there medications to prevent or treat osteoporosis?
  5. What can I do on my own to prevent bone loss?

I have osteoporosis, and this is a checkup or follow-up visit.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson, MD on October 10, 2017

  1. Should I try to be more physically active?
  2. Should I eat certain foods to strengthen my bones?
  3. What's the latest recommendation on calcium and vitamin D supplements?
  4. Would any of my other medications, or alcohol or smoking, increase my bone loss?
  5. What should I do if I think I've fractured a bone?

I have osteoporosis, and I'm sick or having problems.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson, MD on October 10, 2017

  1. Is my osteoporosis getting worse? How can I tell?
  2. Should I take a different medication to prevent more bone loss?
  3. Are there side effects or risks to taking osteoporosis medication?
  4. Should I consult a specialist or a rehabilitation therapist?
  5. What can I do to avoid falling and breaking a bone?