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Had transient osteoporosis of hip, taken calcium, pain in thigh. Chances of recurrence? Can take calcium?

my husband had transient osteoporosis of right hip 2 years back. he was treated with calcium , vit d and biphosphonates and recovered completely in 6 - 8 weeks including complete resolution on MRI . last 3 days he has been having pain in the right thigh on weight bearing. His Vit D3 levels in Nov 2011 were around 23. Is there any chance of recurrence? Can he start oral calcium and Vit D before we get an orthopedician to see him in a couple of days? His serum calcium level was 8.3 yesterday. Other results will be available only after tuesday.
Asked On : Wed, 28 Mar 2012
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Dear Sir,

If Vitamin D levels are 23 the you can take vitamin D supplements but after consulting your treating doctor . Yes chances of recurrence are always there as it is not generally found in foods .

Dr. Shruti
Answered: Sun, 23 Mar 2014
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