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Can they test for fibromyalgia in an elderly person?
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
4 doctors agree
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Elderly people can get fibromyalgia but I do not see this as often in this group.
There is no "test" for fibromyalgia, it is diagnosed by the history and physical examination.

In brief: See below
Elderly people can get fibromyalgia but I do not see this as often in this group.
There is no "test" for fibromyalgia, it is diagnosed by the history and physical examination.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The syndrome is diagnosed based on history, physical examination, and tests that rule out other conditions.
I would start with your primary care physician who can begin the work-up. Other doctors that can diagnose the condition are neurologists, rheumatologists, psychiatrists, pain specialists, and physiatrists. Ask the doctor's office before making an appt as not all doctors DX this condition.

In brief: Yes
The syndrome is diagnosed based on history, physical examination, and tests that rule out other conditions.
I would start with your primary care physician who can begin the work-up. Other doctors that can diagnose the condition are neurologists, rheumatologists, psychiatrists, pain specialists, and physiatrists. Ask the doctor's office before making an appt as not all doctors DX this condition.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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