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Shoulder x-ray reported dark spots on joint, upper part of arm. Why is this caused?

Hi! I had a shoulder xray yesterday and caught a glimspe of the xray as I was leaving the room. I noticed that on the joint and the upper part of my arm had dark spots. The dark spot on the upper arm was quite significant. I am 57, female and osteopenia near osteoporsis on my bone scan chart. Is there reason for concern or is this just a picture of normal bone loss due to aging? Thank you!
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Sep 2013
Thanks for the query to H.C.M.
Dark spots may be a normal shadow , may be an abnormal shadow.
If osteoporosis is there then please upload the scanned report and X ray over this site .
Without any X ray picture , it is very difficult to say something.
Good luck.
Answered: Fri, 12 Jul 2013
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