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Is it typical for a person with Lyme disease to have symmetrical joint pain on both sides?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Lyme disease can cause symmetric polyarthralgias - pain in numerous joints on both sides of the body.
Although rare, lyme disease is usually easy to treat if identifed quickly. There are blood tests so if you and your dr have a concern, it shoud be pretty quick to rule in/out.

In brief: Yes

Lyme disease can cause symmetric polyarthralgias - pain in numerous joints on both sides of the body.
Although rare, lyme disease is usually easy to treat if identifed quickly. There are blood tests so if you and your dr have a concern, it shoud be pretty quick to rule in/out.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not typical

In lyme disease, joint pain typically occurs first in one joint, then if not treated, can migrate to involve other joints, randomly.
It is conceivable but not typical that in this fashion the same joint in each limb is involved.

In brief: Not typical

In lyme disease, joint pain typically occurs first in one joint, then if not treated, can migrate to involve other joints, randomly.
It is conceivable but not typical that in this fashion the same joint in each limb is involved.
Dr. Susana Duncan
Dr. Susana Duncan
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