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|At this time there is no cure for Pagetís disease. Therefore treatment is designed to control the symptoms and change the rate of bone growth. Establishing the correct diagnosis is important because something can be done to manage most forms of arthritis and most therapies work best when started early in the disease.
Your doctor may be able to diagnose Paget's disease based on your medical history and a physical examination. Your doctor may order certain tests to help confirm the diagnosis and to determine what areas of bone are affected. These tests can include x-rays, bone scans and blood and urine tests.
A diagnosis of Paget's disease may be made when you see your doctor for another problem. You may have no symptoms at this time, but routine tests may show that you have the disease.
Once diagnosed with Pagetís disease you may be referred to a rheumatologist or other doctor who specializes in bone disorders, or an endocrinologist, who specializes in metabolic and hormonal disorders (which affect the rates of growth in your body) who will prescribe medications like Fosamax Fosamax Drug
There is no cure for Pagetís disease but there are treatments that can help you manage the pain and slow the disease. Your active involvement in developing your treatment plan is essential.
(Edited by bluefin 9/27/2005 at 03:05 AM).
(Edited by bluefin 9/27/2005 at 03:06 AM).