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What´s the surest sign that I have fibromyalgia?
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Dr. Keith Rafal
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Your History and exa
The diagnosis of fibromyalgia is made by history and physical exam. There are at present no blood tests or x-rays that confirm this diagnosis.
A history of generalized muscular pain that is both in the upper part of your body and below the waist that has been present for at least 3 months without a clear cause is suggestive of this diagnosis. A positive tender point exam is needed to confirm.

In brief: Your History and exa
The diagnosis of fibromyalgia is made by history and physical exam. There are at present no blood tests or x-rays that confirm this diagnosis.
A history of generalized muscular pain that is both in the upper part of your body and below the waist that has been present for at least 3 months without a clear cause is suggestive of this diagnosis. A positive tender point exam is needed to confirm.
Dr. Keith Rafal
Dr. Keith Rafal
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Dr. Chad Boomershine
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Widespread pain
In order to have fibromyalgia, you must have chronic widespread pain.
This is pain that is on both sides of the body, above and below the waist and including the spine for at least 3 months. In addition to widespread pain, fibromyalgia patients also typically have severe fatigue, problems with remembering and poor quality sleep. However, other thinks can cause these symptoms so see a doctor.

In brief: Widespread pain
In order to have fibromyalgia, you must have chronic widespread pain.
This is pain that is on both sides of the body, above and below the waist and including the spine for at least 3 months. In addition to widespread pain, fibromyalgia patients also typically have severe fatigue, problems with remembering and poor quality sleep. However, other thinks can cause these symptoms so see a doctor.
Dr. Chad Boomershine
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
In brief: None
? as to "surest sign" of fibromyalgia.
There is no one sign that supports the diagnosis, but rather a constellation of symptoms for which no other explanation can be found. A sine qua non symptom is pain in all four quadrants of the back. Depression and restless sleep are common. Headaches, intestinal dysfunction, urinary frequency, & panic attacks suggest autonomic dysregulations.

In brief: None
? as to "surest sign" of fibromyalgia.
There is no one sign that supports the diagnosis, but rather a constellation of symptoms for which no other explanation can be found. A sine qua non symptom is pain in all four quadrants of the back. Depression and restless sleep are common. Headaches, intestinal dysfunction, urinary frequency, & panic attacks suggest autonomic dysregulations.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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