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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it is not.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Unlikely: Unlikely, but vision loss is the main concern.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Blood tests: 1)sed rate, or erythrocyte sedimentation rate (esr) 2)c-reactive protein test 3)ultrasound imaging, which uses sound waves to produce images of sof ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Polymyalgia: Common symptoms are pain and stiffness, usually starting suddenly over a few days period of time. The areas affected are neck, shoulders, arms, hips ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience Rheumatology
No: It's not contagious at all. It is not an infection.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Yes, you can have some skin irritation or itchiness in your skin from pr. It is an autoimmune disease and this can often also cause release of some of ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Fersel
36 years experience Pain Management
See below: Pmr is an auto immune disease. In auto immune diseases certain types of white blood cells attack your own tissues and cause cell or tissue destruction ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Naftulin
33 years experience Pain Management
Yes: The character of the pain associated with polymyalgia rheumatica(pmr) can vary and be sharp, aching, dull, etc.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Cohen
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Both can cause that: Both dis4eases can cause those symptoms. Will polymyalgia rheumatica you have pain but no muscle weakness. With myositis you would have muscle weaknes ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Too many questions to answer in the space allotted. PMR is probably an autoimmune disease characterized by proximal muscle pain and stiffness. About 1 ... Read More
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