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My mother has pain in both shoulders, back, and legs to where she lays around I was just wondering if this was fibromalygia.?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: It could be but

Yes fibromyalgia can cause these symptoms but depending on her age there can be other causes.
When a rheumatologist hears these complaints we do consider fibromyalgia but people with fibromyalgia have widespread pain. If your mother is older, this description suggests one also consider polymyalgia rheumatica which can be an inflammatory musciloskeletal condition. Ask her doctor to see.

In brief: It could be but

Yes fibromyalgia can cause these symptoms but depending on her age there can be other causes.
When a rheumatologist hears these complaints we do consider fibromyalgia but people with fibromyalgia have widespread pain. If your mother is older, this description suggests one also consider polymyalgia rheumatica which can be an inflammatory musciloskeletal condition. Ask her doctor to see.
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine

In brief: Many possibilities

Could be fibromyalgia, especially if long-term. If new, she should be examined and possibly have blood tests.

In brief: Many possibilities

Could be fibromyalgia, especially if long-term. If new, she should be examined and possibly have blood tests.
Dr. Angus Worthing
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