Preparing for your appointment

By 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?
Feb. 13, 2013