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A 31-year-old member asked:

Does the symptom difficulty walking mean that i have becker muscular dystrophy?

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Dr. Douglas Chang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Hmm.: Hard to say - if this refers to you... 31 is a bit "old" for the syndrome but milder forms are seen in older people... Not sure where/why your jumping to this conclusion, ie people with md have difficulty walking but most people with difficulty walking don't have md... http://mda.org/disease/becker-muscular-dystrophy/signs-and-symptoms.
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
No: Difficulty walking can occur due to many reasons. Becker muscular dystrophy is one of those reasons... But it is rare compared to most other causes.

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