Medically reviewed by Carina Fung, PharmD, BCPPS

Osteoporosis Diagnosis

It’s possible to have osteoporosis without experiencing any noticeable signs or symptoms. Because osteoporosis is a progressive condition, you may not notice any weakness until you experience a fall or bone fracture.

Your healthcare provider can diagnose9 osteoporosis with a bone mineral density (BMD) test. This painless test uses a special machine to determine the amount of mineral left in specific bones (typically, those in the spine and hips).

Even if osteoporosis is suspected based on your BMD test, your healthcare provider may order blood tests to rule out other potential causes of your bone loss.

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