Dexascan? | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hysterectomy Special Needs > The Road Less Traveled


HysterSisters.com is a massive online community with over 475,000 members and over 5 million posts.

Our community is filled with women who have been through the Hysterectomy experience providing both advice and support from our active members and moderators.

HysterSisters.com is located at 111 Peter St, Toronto, Canada, M5V2H1 and is part of the VerticalScope network of websites.

With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get our FREE BOOKLET, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more.

You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
join HysterSisters for hysterectomy resources and support
Reply
  #1  
Unread 05-30-2003, 08:28 AM
Dexascan?

Hi ladies. I have to have a mammogram and Dexascan done on June 10th. The mammo is no biggie because it will be my 5th one.
My question is... What is a Dexascan? How do they do it? Will I have the results right away? Or do I have to wait? Is it a quick test? And what exactly does it show to determine if you have a problem or not? Thank you for any input!!
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Unread 05-30-2003, 11:32 AM
Dexascan?

Hi tigger,

I have had a DEXA scan. It's basically an X-ray--painless, doesn't take long. You lie flat on a table and they x-ray your spine and your hip. You just have to lie still for a few minutes.

It shows the density of your bones and allows your doc to determine whether you might be at risk for osteoporosis. They have invented a new category now--osteopenia--which shows some loss of bone density. It basically just indicates that one needs to get enough calcium, weight-bearing exercise, etc--it's not necessarily a condition you'd need to take medication for.

But your doc should go over your results with you.
I think it's a good thing to have this test following a hyst. I have some mild osteopenia, so it was a good wake-up call for me to be extra careful.

good luck1
  #3  
Unread 05-30-2003, 12:50 PM
Dexascan?

Thank you cmcm for the info. I appreciate it due to the fact that I know nothing about this test!! At least it is quick and not painful.
Reply

booklet
Our Free Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy: Information, helpful hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy.
Answers to your questions
Register




Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
5 Replies, Last Reply 06-20-2003, Started By t1gger



Advertisement

Hysterectomy News

September 18,2020

CURRENT NEWS

HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive

TODAY'S EVENTS

Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays


Request Information


I am a HysterSister

HYSTERECTOMY STORIES

Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours

FOLLOW US


Your Hysterectomy Date


CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  



Advertisement


Advertisement