A 62-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

is polymyalgia rheumatica very contagious?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience Rheumatology
No: It's not contagious at all. It is not an infection.
Answered on Apr 10, 2018
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it is not.
1
1 thank
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Unlikely: Unlikely, but vision loss is the main concern.
1
1 thank
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
2
2 thanks
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
3
3 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month