Paget's Disease of Bone (cont.)
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What Increases Your Risk
Things that increase your risk for Paget's disease include:
When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor immediately if you have Paget's disease and you notice signs of complications, such as:
Call your doctor if:
Watchful waiting is a wait-and-see approach. If you get better on your own (or if you don't get worse), you won't need treatment. If you get worse, you and your doctor will decide what to do next. Watchful waiting is fine for most symptoms of Paget's disease. But if you have Paget's disease and have symptoms that could be caused by a complication of this disease, do not wait to get treatment. Many experts recommend that you get treatment if you have Paget's disease in a location that could cause complications, such as in the spine, even if you are not having symptoms.
Who to see
Health professionals who can diagnose and treat Paget's disease include:
Health professionals who can diagnose Paget's disease but usually do not treat it include:
When Paget's disease is diagnosed, you may be referred to:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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