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A 43-year-old member asked:

does polymyalgia rheumatica effect the diaphragm and rib area?

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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheoanswered
Rheumatology 15 years experience
Possibly: Polymyalgia rheumatica most commonly affects the shoulder and neck area. After that it affects the hip girdle area. Many people describe pain throughout the whole body. It is not typical to have pain only in the chest area but that doesn't mean it's not possible.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
PR and diaphgram: Not usually - mainly shoulder and neck and then hips, also any muscle can be painful - mainly skeletal muscle.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

How are polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis related?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Overlapping: They may occur separately or together.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How are polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis diagnosed?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Overlapping: They are overlapping disorders. They can occur separately or together. Clinical experience of the doctor and elevated erythrocyte sedimentationrate are the most reliable findings.
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What research is being conducted to help people who have polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis?

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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
PMR: Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory illness affecting the neck, shoulders upper back and torso. The causes are likely to be inflammation similar to arthritis, but a few studiessuggest a virus may be responsible. Also pmr can be associated with other diseases such as malignancy, and arteritis. Treatment with small does of Prednisone for months to years is almost always effective.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

How does a diaphragm work in the body?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
As a barrier: The diaphragm acts as a barrier to prevent sperm from getting into the uterus and joining with eggs to prevent pregnancy. Diaphragms should be used with a spermacide gel or cream to make them more effective.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

When should you remove the diaphragm?

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Eight hours : Remove the diaphragm eight hours after your last sexual encounter.

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