10 doctors weighed in:
How common is fibromyalgia?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
8 doctors agree
In brief: Common
It affects 2-4% of the us population with a male to female ratio of 9:1.

In brief: Common
It affects 2-4% of the us population with a male to female ratio of 9:1.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Nine out of 10 fibromyalgia patients are women. Women may be more prone to develop fibromyalgia during menopause. In one study, cases of fibromyalgia increased with age, and reached a frequency of more than 7% among people in their 60s and 70s.
Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Very common
Fibromyalgia is very common.
It affects up to 1 in 50 americans.

In brief: Very common
Fibromyalgia is very common.
It affects up to 1 in 50 americans.
Dr. Betty Keller
Dr. Betty Keller
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
In brief: Four out of 100
? how common fibromyalgia (FM).
About four percent population suffers FM. FM crosses all age (after infant age) and cultural groups. FM has genetic relationships; manifest as high degree overlap of FM & Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (known familial characteristics). FM more common in females: JHS, loose ligaments, childbirth, delicate pelvises, smaller muscles, more prone to biomechanical injury.

In brief: Four out of 100
? how common fibromyalgia (FM).
About four percent population suffers FM. FM crosses all age (after infant age) and cultural groups. FM has genetic relationships; manifest as high degree overlap of FM & Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (known familial characteristics). FM more common in females: JHS, loose ligaments, childbirth, delicate pelvises, smaller muscles, more prone to biomechanical injury.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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