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How to get tested for fibromyalgia? And where?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Primary Care

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: Primary Care

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
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: See below

The only "test" for fibromyalgia is the history and physical examination.
There is no blood test for this syndrome. The specialists most familiar with making this diagnosis are usually rheumatologists and physiatrists (specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation).

In brief: See below

The only "test" for fibromyalgia is the history and physical examination.
There is no blood test for this syndrome. The specialists most familiar with making this diagnosis are usually rheumatologists and physiatrists (specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation).
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice

In brief: Can't

? Where "to get tested" for fibromyalgia (FM).
No tests exist to prove FM, which is a clinical diagnosis of exclusion; as doctor rules out other causes for symptoms. Final decision is swayed by finding at least 11 of 16 anatomical loci painful to palpation. Pain both upper & lower back must be present. Restless sleep & depression commonly found within symptom constellation characteristic of FM.

In brief: Can't

? Where "to get tested" for fibromyalgia (FM).
No tests exist to prove FM, which is a clinical diagnosis of exclusion; as doctor rules out other causes for symptoms. Final decision is swayed by finding at least 11 of 16 anatomical loci painful to palpation. Pain both upper & lower back must be present. Restless sleep & depression commonly found within symptom constellation characteristic of FM.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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