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Can morphea and fibromyalgia have any relation?

Can morphea and fibromyalgia have any relation?

Usually no: Morphea usually only involves skin. However in rare cases morphea can have an effect on muscles. Morphea is thought to be caused by a reaction to an underlying low grade infection.A complete work up looking for muscle involvement - myosotis is necessary if there are symptoms of fibromyalgia, associated with morphea. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, ...Read more


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Is there a relation between arthiritis an fibromyalgia?

Is there a relation between arthiritis an fibromyalgia?

No but can coexist: Arthritis affects the joints, fibromyalgia affects the muscles and fascia, which is the shiny white covering on the outside of muscles. Many symptoms can be similar, like pain and stiffness. No relationship is currently known. Although, the cause of fibromyalgia is still unknown, so some possible relationship may be found in the future. ...Read more

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Is there any website explains exact details about fibromyalgia and the symptoms of it and what is the relation between them?

Is there any website explains exact details about fibromyalgia and the symptoms of it and what is the relation between them?

Fibromyalgia: Dr. Jacob teitelbaum's web site has much useful information on it: http://tinyurl.Com/ozk82pr another resource is the national institute of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases: http://tinyurl.Com/nbnxtoe. ...Read more

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I'm a 23 y/o with fibromyalgia and sciatica. Whenever I'm on my period, my pain increases ten fold. Is there a relation between them?

I'm a 23 y/o with fibromyalgia and sciatica. Whenever I'm on my period, my pain increases ten fold. Is there a relation between them?

Yes: 23 yo female with fibromyalgia (FM) & worsened FM pain & sciatica at time of menses; when Relaxin hormone is secreted. Relaxin-loosened pelvic ligaments incite sacroiliac joint subluxation, which evokes sciatica. Ligament laxity arouses compensatory painful regional muscle spasms (splinting pelvic joints). My theory for a problem with unknown causation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Morphea?

Local skin disease: The area of skin turns thick and linoleum-like, but does not become generalized like in scleroderma. Nobody knows why it happens. ...Read more

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Does itching accompany morphea?

Does itching accompany morphea?

Active Morphea: Itching can be seen in morphea and is usually an indication that it is more active and spreading. See your dermatologist for some helpful treatment options. ...Read more

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Is chemotherapy safe for treating linear morphea?

LINEAR MORPHEA: ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL A FLY WITH A GUN? MORPHEA, ALSO KNOWN AS SCLERODERMA, IS A CONNECTIVE DISORDER OF THE SKIN. PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more

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Is there a cure or help for morphea and scleradoma?

Morphea: There is good medicine for this condition. It can be well treated by someone well knowledged with this condition. ...Read more

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What are the issues involving a disorder called morphea?

Depends: Localized Morphea can affect children or adults. It starts as red raised skin lesions that progress to sclerosis and thickening, mostly on the trunk. Treatment is symptomatic as not curable ,and prevention of contractures. Diffuse morphea is widespread and can lead to contractures . Treatments include UVL methotrexate. Some progress to scleroderma or other rheumatic disease. ...Read more

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What is morphea also scleroderma?

Sort of: Morphea is a localized patch of scleroderma (hard skin) that is generally not associated with the systemic manifestations of scleroderma or systemic sclerosis. ...Read more

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What distinguishes hyper pigmentation from morphea?

Morphea: Morphea is a condition of unknown etiology that results in scarring, atrophy, and pigmentation (lightening and/or darkening) of the skin. Hyperpigmentation alone does not have atrophy or scarring. ...Read more

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What is morphea?

What is morphea?

Hard skin: It is hard inflammed skin on one or several body areas . Your dermatologist can diagnose it. ...Read more

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What are the tests for morphea?

Clinical diagnosis: It is more of a clinical diagnosis. Your may get a biopsy. You would have a general history and physical examiantion and lab studies and x-rays appropriate for that. There are no specific blood tests for morphea. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of morphea?

Skin lesion(s): Single or multiple red plaques eventually turn into tough scars which have dark or light appearances. This type of scleroderma is limited to the skin. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of morphea syndrome?

Se below: Morphea is localized thickening scarring of the skin. It is commoner on the body and can affect both children and adults. It begins with red thickened areas that then become hypopigmented and turn into thickened scar tissue. It can be local or generalized and the skin biopsy looks like scleroderma. Physical therapy to maintain function is important and if progressive can require immunosuppression. ...Read more

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Does morphea cause cancer?

No: The premalignant potential of the common, patchy, linoleum-like skin lesion is near-zero. Reports i've heard of cancers arising near these sites sound like coincidences, or people just watching them closer. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for morphea?

Topical steroid tape: The location determines the therapy. For local involvement can use local corticosteroid tape - which delivers local steroids by occlusion. More widespread involvement is like an orphan disease and we have no good systemic therapy. We have tried a variety of rheumatology dmards but we still do not have proven therapy. Insurance company can block our attempts to help our patients. ...Read more

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Can the skin condition "morphea" eventually fade away?

Can the skin condition "morphea" eventually fade away?

Motphea: Morphea usually burns itself out within a few years. The skin does not return to absolute normal however. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Morphea (Definition)

The area of skin turns thick and linoleum-like, but does not become generalized like in scleroderma. Nobody ...Read more