Stop and think about this a minute! If you have bone loss requiring treatment better to know it now than later. If you don't have bone loss then you have a good baseline bone density scan to work w/in the future.
Actually anytime you've been on pred 3 months or more you should have a baseline bone density scan done regardless your age.
UNLESS, you are talking about the bone scan (NOT bone density scan) looking for suspected or possible fractures. THEN I could understand being worried about the possible results and WHY your doctor wants it done.
Even under those circumstances, better to know and act accordingly.
Good luck! Here's wishing you GOOD results!
I have had two bone density scans and out of all the tests I've had done related to Crohn's, this one's a breeze by a long shot...LOL.
I had taken steroids by pill, injection, and IV for 6 years before it affected my bones...2 fractures in hips, one in left knee, very painful. My Endocrinologist put me on IV Zometa and it is all healing nicely. I am a 35 yealold female and feel very grateful they found out early before I need a hip replacement.
My advice is to just try to look on the positive side...your Dr.'s sound like they are taking all the right precautions and are on top of things. And the sooner you find out, the sooner you can take charge of your health and take steps to get better.
Keep up the good fight and never give up hope!