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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Naftulin
33 years experience Pain Management
Fibromyalgia?: This syndrome is a chronic pain disorder characterized by fatigue and nonrestorative sleep. The cause remains unknown. It is most commonly seen in wo ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience Rheumatology
Anyone: Women, men and children can get fibromyalgia. However fibromyalgia is much more common among women and people with chronic autoimmune diseases like rh ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Rarely: Fibromyalgia is usually chronic but it can spontaneously resolve on occasion.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience Rheumatology
Unknown: The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. People have developed fms after physical, and or emotional trauma, in addition cases have also been seen after a ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Not a disease: The spelling is wrong. Do you mean appendicitis (belly pain)? or enthesitis (joint problems)? If these are not what you are thinking of, let us know ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garrett Caldwell
8 years experience Family Medicine
Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is a syndrome in which a person (most commonly women) has wide spread pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Physical medicine: Physical medicine and rehab to me i'm sure there other meanings depends on context.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Veena Govila
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Tenosinovitis: Inflammation of the synovial sheath of tendons.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Sabb
24 years experience Sports Medicine
Reactive arthritis: Reiter's arthritis or arthropathy is a form of inflammatory arthritis that will affect the hands, feet, si joints, and other joints. It can be part of ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: Technically arthralgia is pain in the joints and arthritis is inflammation in the joints however, the terms are often used interchangeably. Not all pa ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Lower limb pain: Sciatica is a general term for a condition which has caused inflammation of or compression of a major spinal nerve or nerves which have a pain patter ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
22 years experience Radiology
Arthritis: Spondylosis refers to arthritis, or degenerative changes in the joints of spine, which connect the individual spine bones (vertebra) to one another.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Hair loss: Medical term that means hair loss of any kind. Androgenic alopecia is also known as male pattern baldness. Alopecia areata is a common patchy loss o ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
1 joint inflamed: A single joint is inflamed. If severe, the first and most serious concern is a bacterial infection. Gout generally presents initially as a monoarthrit ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Spinal inflammation: Spondylitis is a generic term for spine infl;ammation. It tends to be inherited. Major forms of spondylitis can be associated with specific genes, p ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Outdated term: We no longer use the term rheumatism as it previously referred to multiple conditions that affected joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and even nerv ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Klinefelter's??: Is that what you mean? Klinefelter's syndrome is a genetic syndrome--tall, long limbs, some potential heart problems.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Narcolepsy: A disease in which immunity destroys a group of brain cells that prevent the rest of us from collapsing / falling asleep suddenly at totally inappropr ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Polyradiculopathy: is an acquired condition that may present with an acute or chronic clinical course affecting the nerve roots as they exit the brainstem and or spinal ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
18 years experience Rheumatology
Nerve sensitivity: Fibromyalgia is a widespread pain disorder caused by increased nerve sensitivity. In addition to pain, fibromyalgia patients also can experience a ran ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
21 years experience Family Medicine
Inflammation: Arthritis is inflammation of a joint or multiple joints. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis which is age related. There are other typ ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
12 years experience Podiatry
Cartilage damage: Arthritis is a progressive damage to the cartilage in your joints. It can be cause by several things including wear and tear, rheumatoid arthritis an ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
High sensitivity: A mostly female affliction, this is due to hypersensitivity of sensory nerves to stimulation, for reasons as yet unknown. Pain seems to arise in soft ... Read More
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