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What are the tests for polymyalgia rheumatica?
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: None, really
There are no tests that prove you have it, but typically your doctor will check your inflammatory markers (esr/crp) and other tests to rule out other possibilities.

In brief: None, really
There are no tests that prove you have it, but typically your doctor will check your inflammatory markers (esr/crp) and other tests to rule out other possibilities.
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheo
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
In brief: 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 soft tissues, may reveal inflammation of tissues within the shoulder and hip joints that can support a diagnosis of polymyalgia rheumatica.

In brief: 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 soft tissues, may reveal inflammation of tissues within the shoulder and hip joints that can support a diagnosis of polymyalgia rheumatica.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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