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Possible diseases misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heather Pearson Chauhan
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Fibromyalgia: Rheumatologic conditions such as fibromyalgia are often diagnoses of exclusion meaning that a lot of other things have been ruled out and this is what... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Are you better?: There are many names and causes for low back pain.I am most interested if you feel better.I am a D.O. And often use the method your D.O. (osteopath) u... Read More
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Rheumatology 33 years experience
Tendons/ligaments: The sacrum is the fusion of five sacral vertebrae and is found between the lumbar vertebrae and coccyx. I would assume ligaments, tendons, or other mu... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Impossible to say: That is impossible to even begin to answer. The sed rate and CRP could be totally unrelated.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Hemochromatosis: Hemochromatosis is a hereditary condition that involves accumulations of excess iron in the body. Treatment usually includes blood letting (phlebotomy... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Other way: Fibromyalgia is not an autoimmune disease and does not predispose an individual to a rheumatic disease. However, rheumatoid arthritis and other rheuma... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
No: Fibromyalgia is accompanied by a certain degree of misery and discomfort, it will not cause loss of life. The only risk is profound depression which ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Rheumatology 33 years experience
No: To me a degenerative disorder means chronic damage occurs to a joint, bone or muscle. Even though patients with fibro can get chronic pain, true chron... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Fibromyalgia : Huntington's Disease is genetic and fibromyalgia is a diagnosis made by meeting certain symptom criteria. Very very different.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Actually one very common misdiagnosis is interstitial cystitis which is an inflammatory condition of the bladder that frequently causes pelvic pain an... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Uncertain: Addison's disease is a rare disorder. Most patients who are diagnosed have had symptoms for a number of years before the diagnosis. However, once tr... Read More

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