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Arthralgia Myalgia Syndrome
Viral infection +: There is a viral infection and also bleeding that occurs. Like the flu viral muscle involvement occurs from the viral infection. Dengue also cause bleeding into tissue and this can contribute. When you have a viral infection the body responds with a variety of chemicals and cytokines and some of these increase the swelling, attracting inflammatory cells and alsorelease pain chemicals. ...Read more
I suffered FUO FOR LAST 24 DAYS, Fever came down. NOW GETTING myalgia, arthralgia, proximal muscle weakness with SOB grade -III as per NYHA. WHAT is?
Need more info: Meds? supplements? recent travel to Latin Am/Asia/ Africa? Recent exposure to sick person? Swelling/redness/ heat in leg? Need to see PCP for thorough exam & history plus appropriate lab work. Too little info to make informed suggestion as to cause. ER if condition worsening. ...Read more
Ana 1:640x10yrs, other labs neg. Flares of rashes, fatigue, arthralgia, myalgia, dizziness. Crp & sed normal during flares! Tx: plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) & low doses pred prn. Dx?
I feel with diffuse myalgia and joint pain and my ribs is tender even my abdomen but there's no history of exercise so can I know the cause...
Fibromyalgia?: Fibromyalgia is the most likely diagnosis. This is a very common problem, especially in young women. The condition is characterized by diffuse soft tissue pain and tenderness as well as non-refreshing sleep and or fatigue. There are many other conditions that can cause similar symptoms, so seeing a doctor, especially if your symptoms persist, is a good idea. ...Read more
Fever x 22d up to 103°. Crp 8, C3 195, lymphocytes 49, wbc6.2, neutrophils 30, sed 20, rf/ana -, urine -, diarrhea, ruq pain, myalgias, arthralgia, cxr neg.
Get an evaluation: What you're describing is often called "fever of unknown origin." the cirteria are 1) fever over 103 on several occasions, 2) for more than 21 days, 3) without an origin after one week of hospital's tests. That criteria is from 1961, when people had longer hospital stays, but is still used. The types of tests someone needs can become pretty invasive - it's important to have a thorough work-up. ...Read more
Exercise: In general no matter what type of muscle or joint pain you have exercise is a major part of your therapy. Medications have to be more specific to the diagnosis so one can not give a blanket recommendation. ...Read more
No: 24 yo asks if "anxiety" causes "joint pain". Anxiety originates in the mind & reflects psychologic effects of mental processes. Joint pain originates in soft tissue pain transducers within tendons & ligaments surrounding joints. Persons w. greater anxiety intensity might subjectively experience & report "greater" joint pain; whether they do is an unmeasurable & unprovable theoretical speculation. ...Read more
Hey, I've had these hives that come and go since the beginning of october. Also muscle pain that comes and goes as well as joint pain. Please help.
Allergic: Medical consultation and formal allergy testing with a thorough exam should answer your issues. ...Read more
The anatomy: A joint is a joint and muscle is muscle. ...Read more
Can chronic salmonella typhoid cause migratory joint pain? I never had acute illness. Joint and muscle pain comes and goes and is migratory.
Migratory joint pain: Studies show that a migratory polyarthritis has a panoply of causes. A careful history and physical exam are indicated promptly. Typhoid fever could cause a reactive arthritis but several questions need to be asked over a series of visits and lab tests to determine your diagnosis. Several etiologies including vascular, infectious, inflammatory, autoimmune, metabolic, idiopathic, neoplastic, etc. ...Read more
Muscle ache, joint pain, headaches, pain== if fibromyalgia what's the best treatment, medication?
Multiple treatments: Fm is a quirky entity to treat. We really don't know what causes it and a lot of doctors "don't believe" in it. Find a good pain medicine or rheumatology doctor who is familiar with it and follow their advise. Exercise, warmth, decreasing stress and various medications such as cymbalta, lyrica, savella (milnacipran) and narcotics can help somewhat although none are "cures". ...Read more
1month ago c-section, joint pain and muscle pain all over my body, my scar is also emitting pain, (+) fever, is it related with my surgery?
My wife is suffering from RA and the same is under control. No joint pain but on medition. Muscle pain and mild swelling in right arm. Reason?
Probably unrelated: If the disease is well controlled, it is likely to be unrelated. You did not mentioned what meds your wife is taking so I cannot comment on that area. ...Read more
How severe is joint and muscle pain in acute HIV infection and how long does it last? Can it be generalized joint pain without inflammation?
Signs and symptoms of HIV infection are very variable and it is not feasible to describe in this forum. Please consult this site for info and if you have any doubt, see your doctor to get tested.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hiv-aids/basics/symptoms/con-20013732 ...Read more
Had ANA, ENA panel, FBC done 4 months ago due to joint pain, muscle pain, facial rash, fatigue but all neg/normal. Still ill, should I get retested?
No: Multiple retests will give you the same results. ...Read more
Hi doctors Istarted having weird pain in my back joint pain and popping sound right groin area stomachache nausea headache muscle pain that comes goes
Diffuse symptoms: I can't think of any diagnosis that would explain these diffuse symptoms. If these symptoms persist it would be best for a physician to evaluate you and order the appropriate tests. ...Read more
Headaches, muscle pain, tingling in arm, chest pain, swelling, joint pain and urinary burning that comes but goes away on its own happening for 6 mths?
Wide array: That's a lot of varied symptoms. To get a better handle on this, you may need to see your physician for blood work and a review of any medications you may be taking. ...Read more
Burning tongue sensation? Also joint and muscle pain everwhere. H.pylori diagnosed a month ago, treated 3 weeks ago. Could I be missing nutrients causing muscle and joint pain, dizziness, burnt tong?
Burning tongue: If part of your treatment for h. Pylori included biaxin, (clarithromycin) this is a possible cause of the burning tongue discomfort. Try bathing your tongue with maalox or apply glyoxide drops to it. In addition, take mutivitamin and extra vitamin B 12. If symptoms persist, see your physician who will order appropriate blood tests. ...Read more
Increased joint pain, fatigue, muscle pain, light rash on face. Positive ANA 1:160 Homogenous & 1:160 Speckled. Lupus? Why two ANA results?
One screening one:
For the specific pattern. ANA is a general screening test. Speckled pattern is further refinement of the test, as there are multiple types of anti-nuclear antibodies. It may not be lupus. It requires multiple criteria to be met for the diagnosis. You should discuss it with the doctor who ordered the test. You may visit this site for info:
https://www. Researchgate. Net/publication/276353307_2015_ACRSLICC_Revised_Criteria_for_Diagnosis_of_Systemic_Lupus_Erythematosus ...Read more
Migraine headache, muscle pain, joint pain and swelling, sudden and severe abdominal bloating, extreme fatigue? Please help : (
I have a positive ana, ena and anti ssa/ro along with joint pain, muscle pain, fatigue and numbness. How likely is it that I have SLE?
SLE: All these are signs of some inflammatory disease of which SLE is one type. There are other markers to further identify the specific type of disease, and along with a complete physical exam and some tissue studies may pin down a specific diagnosis. However, there is no one specific test that marks SLE conclusively. ...Read more
14 days Chills, freezing hands & feet, EXTREME fatigue, headache, bad joint pain, muscle ache. One fever spike. No cold SX. What could this be please
May be viral, but...: If only cold hands and feet, that can be due to hormonal imbalances, auto-immune disorders, circulation problems, etc... Raynaud's phenomenon is a symptom caused by constriction of small blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes, leading to a lack of nutrients and oxygen going to the fingers and toes. A primary care doctor, endocrinologist, or rheumatologist can evaluate. ...Read more
Tires easily, joint pain/muscle ache. Normal cbc, metabolic panel and chest xray 1 month ago. Feel flushed in afternoon/evening? Leukemia/lymphoma?
See your PCP for re-:
Evaluation including the blood work, but more importantly have a physical examination, to be properly diagnosed.
The symptoms you describe are very nonspecific and could be due to any of many many conditions.
Certainly I would not think of leukemia or lymphoma as my first suspicion, with a normal cbc.
Good luck. ...Read more
Reason for joint pain/itching in hands with muscle pain/twitching in arms but also other body parts. All started with back:odd burning sensations/pain?
Many possible causes: Your twitches may be related to any number of reasons including anxiety, stress, stimulant overuse (for example, caffeine), overexercise, or nutritional deficiencies. See your physician if you are concerned. Here is some more information: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003296.htm ...Read more
Can a sinus infection cause excess clear fluid from nose? 16 days joint pain, fatigue, muscle pain, fatigue, rhinitis, photophobia. Thanks.
Chronic intersitial cystitis, flares accompanied by joint pain (all over but wrist, thumb) muscle pain, high uric acid levels, blood in urine.
See below: These different symptoms may or may not be related. It best to see your doctor to better determine. ...Read more
Muscle pain joint pain all over body comes only on activity and if I stand legs pain no swelling ANA profile RA factor thyroid normal vit d normal?
Joint pain, muscle pain, facial rashes, tremors, itchy rashes after sun exposure, fatigue. Saw rheumatologist, all lupus tests negative+ blood normal?
See details: I am not sure what you are asking. You need to discuss the situation with your rheumatologist. There are patients with lupus who do not have positive blood tests. There are also other explanations for your symptoms. Lupus remains an uncommon diagnosis in males so you may want to look for another explanation. ...Read more
Saw rheum for malar rash, joint pain, muscle pain, fatigue. He ran FBC, ENA, ANA, CK Enzyme, Complement. All normal/neg so he said no lupus. Confused?
Usually just have joint pain. Sle. Recently both arms/hands go numb/tingling. Muscle pain all over body. Severe in arms. Possible causes?
See your physcian: As this could be related to your sle and it could be progressing to affect peripheral nerves as it sometimes does. This could also lead to raynauds and there will be specific treatments to this as well. Discuss with you physician what acute med options are right for you and to prevent issues with raynauds. ...Read more
Please which common viruses causes; 10 days sudden fever, extreme fatigue, back ache, freezing hands & feet, severe joint pain, leg muscle pain. Thank?
Skin rash on back immediately followed by fatigue, muscle pain and weakness, joint pain, vision problems, throat pain. Rash resolved but others Persia?
Skin rash: Sounds like could be Lyme but need much more information. Ticks out there yet? I do not know what Persia refers to but we can figure that out when we do 2nd opinion. ...Read more