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Bone density test

I have osteoarthritis and a few days back had suffered from trigger finger. Am taking vit D and calcium supplement. Want to go for a bone density test. What are the pros and cons of the test? Thank you.
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Venkat Raghav Bangalore | General Physician
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Hello....... On the day of the scan you may eat normally. You should not take calcium supplements for at least 24 hours before your test,  dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is an enhanced form of x-ray technology that is used to measure bone loss... You can undergo this test .pregnancy is contraindication.
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