Physical Examination for Paget's Disease

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Physical Examination for Paget's Disease

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During a physical examination for Paget's disease, the doctor checks:

  • Your ears, for signs of hearing problems.
  • Your eyesight, for signs of vision problems.
  • Your heart, for any heart or blood vessel problems.
  • Your arms and legs, for any differences in the size or length and also for muscle weakness or numbness.
  • The bony areas in your body, for any redness, tenderness, or warmth.
  • Your bones, for deformity.
  • The joints of your body, for limited movement.

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By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Caroline S. Rhoads, MD - Internal Medicine
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology
Specialist Medical Reviewer Donald Sproule, MD, CM, CCFP, FCFP - Family Medicine
Last Revised November 6, 2009

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