The nurse is caring for a patient with Paget's disease. The patient complains of difficulty urinating. The nurse should suspect the presence of:

Renal calculi.


• Paget's disease is a bone disease of unknown cause, characterized by excessive breakdown and formation of bone. Bones become deformed and weak due to overactivity of osteoclasts and osteoblasts

• Paget's disease increases the risk of developing renal calculi. Difficulty urinating and pain are common symptoms

• The remaining answer choices are not associated with Paget's disease

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