Alternate Names : Osteitis Deformans
What are the signs and symptoms of the disease?
Paget disease usually comes on gradually. In the early stages, 90% of people
have no symptoms. Later, the most common symptom is a dull, mild pain in the
affected bones. Often the pain is constant, present at all times of the day,
and made worse by exertion. The most common locations are the skull, neck,
hips, or pelvis. Because blood flow is increased in the affected bones, the
affected bones may feel warm. Bones often get larger in Paget disease. When the
skull is affected, there may be an increase in hat size.
Other symptoms include:
ringing in the ears
Over time, deformities such as bowlegs, a
barrel chest, and other bone problems can occur.