Preparing for your appointmentBy Mayo Clinic staff
Most people with Paget's disease of the bone don't have any symptoms and are diagnosed when an X-ray or blood test taken for another reason reveals signs of Paget's disease. In some cases, you may be referred immediately to a doctor who specializes in metabolic and hormonal disorders (endocrinologist) or in joint and muscle disorders (rheumatologist).
What you can do
Before your appointment, you may want to write a list that answers the following questions:
- What symptoms, if any, do you have? When did they start?
- Have any of your relatives had Paget's disease of bone?
- What medications or supplements are you taking?
What to expect from your doctor
Your doctor may ask some of the following questions:
- Have you experienced any numbness or tingling?
- How about muscle weakness?
- Any new headaches?
- Has your hearing recently worsened?
- Do you have a family history of heart disease?
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