Discussions By Condition: I cannot get a diagnosis.

low testosterone vitamin d and joint pain

Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 1 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 12, 2010
  • 05:59 PM

Please help. I have extremely low testosterone and vitamin d. I have severe pain in my hips shoulders wrists and fingers. I have had high psa levels. I had a prostate biopsy with negative results and when I had an x-ray to try to diagnosis the joint pain they saw a spot on my lungs which they said was of no concern.

Reply Flag this Discussion

1 Replies:

  • Please help. I have extremely low testosterone and vitamin d. I have severe pain in my hips shoulders wrists and fingers. I have had high psa levels. I had a prostate biopsy with negative results and when I had an x-ray to try to diagnosis the joint pain they saw a spot on my lungs which they said was of no concern.Osteomalacia is softening of the bones due to a lack of vitamin D or a problem with the body's ability to break down and use this vitamin.Bone fractures that happen with very little injuryMuscle weaknessWidespread bone pain, especially in the hipsSymptoms may also occur due to low calcium levels. These include:Abnormal heart rhythmsNumbness around the mouthNumbness of arms and legsSpasms of hands or feetTreatment Treatment may involve vitamin D, calcium, and phosphorus supplements, taken by mouth. Larger doses of vitamin D and calcium may be needed for people who cannot properly absorb nutrients into the intestines. Regular blood tests may be needed to monitor blood levels of phosphorus and calcium in persons with certain underlying conditions. Causes The softer bones seen in persons with osteomalacia have a normal amount of collagen, which gives the bones its structure, but lack the proper amount of calcium.There are numerous causes of osteomalacia. In children, the condition is called rickets and is usually caused by low levels of vitamin D.Other conditions that may lead to osteomalacia include:Not enough vitamin D in the dietNot enough exposure to sunlight, which produces vitamin D in the bodyMalabsorption of vitamin D by the intestinesUse of very strong sunscreen, limited exposure of the body to sunlight, short days of sunlight, and smog are factors that reduce formation of vitamin D in the body. The elderly and those who avoid drinking milk are at increased risk for osteomalacia.Other conditions that may cause osteomalacia include:CancerHereditary or acquired disorders of vitamin D metabolismKidney failure and acidosisLiver diseasePhosphate depletion associated with not enough phosphates in the dietSide effects of medications used to treat seizures Tests & diagnosis Blood tests will be done to check vitamin D, creatinine, calcium, and phosphate levels.A bone biopsy reveals bone softening.Bone x-rays and a bone density test can help detect pseudofractures, bone loss, and bone softening.Other tests may be done to determine if there is a kidney problem or other underlying disorder. These tests include:ALP (alkaline phosphatase) isoenzymePTHAlso, just to make sure, for the x-ray finding of a solitary pulmonary nodule and joint pain, look into Wegner's granulmatosis and sarcoidosis.I hope you feel better.
    keanhe 86 Replies
    • October 13, 2010
    • 06:20 AM
    • 0
    Flag this Response
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.