In 2005 at the age of 45 I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis of the spine and Osteopenia of both femurs. My Doctor put me on Fosimax which I took weekly without any problems. A few months ago I started experiencing pain in my right thigh, but didn't think much of it. Recently I had a my biannual DEXA scan and it came back saying I had a BMI decrease of 3.9% in the right femur and decrease of 7.0% in the left femur. Now I'm wondering/worried if the pain in the left thigh is because of the decrease in BMI. I know that extended Fosimax use could possible cause femur fractures...Should I be worried, could the pain in my thigh be a warning sign that it might fracture? After my recent scan, I decided to stop taking Fosimax. I have made an apt. to see and Endocrinologist, since my Primary isn't taking my Osteoporosis seriously.
Well, it would be difficult to comment on what is causing the pain in the leg without a detailed clinic al evaluation. Aside decreased BMD and associated fractures, other causes such as vascular issues, neuro-muscular causes, injuries etc may also need to be looked into. It might be a good idea to get this evaluated by an orthopedician and an endocrinologist for an accurate diagnosis. After a cause is identified, it can be managed accordingly.
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