I'm 27 and just got the results from my 3rd dexa scan (I've had one every 2 years since I was diagnosed with osteoporosis in 2017). They've all been different machines unfortunately – we've moved house a couple of times and with the NHS, location is everything. I asked for the same machine this time as I'm still very close to the last hospital, but they insisted I'm now out of catchment so couldn't do that. So anyway, I know I can't really compare, but these figures are all I've got to go on.
When I was first diagnosed 4 years ago I was -3.7 in spine (0.654g/cm^2) and -2.1 in hip (0.686g/cm^2).
My scan in 2019 showed -3.2 in spine (0.694g/cm^2) and -1.9 in hip (0.712g/cm^2).
My latest scan shows -2.5 in spine (0.774g/cm^2) and -1.5 in hip (0.760g/cm^2).
Even allowing for the limitations of different machines, I was shocked (in a good way!) by the spine result in particular. I feel like I've been doing okay with nutrition, my hormones are much better than they were and I've been doing lots of weightlifting. But I'm now doubting myself. It seems like a huge change in just 2 years, especially given I'm nearly 30. I've also had periods where I've had aches/pains twinges in my back.
The report includes a few notes about recommendations. It doesn't mention anything about fractures, but it also doesn't show the images so I can't see the structures myself. Realistically, is it possible they've missed something? Is it more likely that this big increase is the result of a fracture they haven't noticed? I know no one on here will be able to tell me for sure what's going on, but any thoughts would be appreciated!