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Muscle aches

Muscle aches: Introduction

Muscle aches: Aches affecting one or more muscles. See detailed information below for a list of 879 causes of Muscle aches, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Muscle aches:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Muscle aches. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Muscle aches

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Causes of Types of Muscle aches:

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Muscle aches: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Muscle aches, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Muscle aches Treatments

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Alternative Treatments for Muscle aches

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Muscle aches may include:

Stories from Users for Muscle aches

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Message Boards for Muscle aches

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Diagnostic tests for Muscle aches:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Muscle aches. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Inspect muscles involved for muscle wasting which indicates a primary muscle disease, wasting due to disuse or pathology of the nerve supplying the muscle
    • Peripheral nervous system examination including muscular tone, power, reflexes and coordination
    • Feel the pulses in the legs - if reduced or absent should suggest arterial embolism, peripheral atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) or obstruction of the abdominal aorta and its branches by.
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Inspect for signs of peripheral vascular disease - e.g. reduced or absent pulses, cool pale extremities, loss of hair on lower feet and legs, ulcers on foot, gangrene of skin on toes.
    • Mental state examination (to detect possible depression) - including appearance, behavior, rate and continuity of speech, mood, affect, thought content, evidence of any hallucinations or abnormal beliefs, orientation to time, place and person, attention and concentration, short-term memory, insight and judgement.
  • more tests...»

Muscle aches: Animations

Medications or substances causing Muscle aches:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Muscle aches as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Muscle aches:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Muscle aches as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Zocor and cyclosporine interaction - Severe muscle aches
  • Crestor and cyclosporine interaction - Severe muscle aches
  • Pravachol and cyclosporine interaction - Severe muscle aches
  • Pravigard PAC and cyclosporine interaction - Severe muscle aches
  • Altocor and cyclosporine interaction - Severe muscle aches
  • Mevacor and cyclosporine interaction - Severe muscle aches
  • Advicor and cyclosporine interaction - Severe muscle aches
  • Lescol and cyclosporine interaction - Severe muscle aches
  • more interactions...»

Muscle aches: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Muscle aches may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Muscle aches

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Muscle aches. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Muscle aches: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Muscle aches

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Muscle aches: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Muscle aches: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Muscle aches:

The list of organs typically affected by Muscle aches may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Muscle aches

The list below shows some of the causes of Muscle aches mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Muscle aches?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Muscle aches. Of the 879 causes of Muscle aches that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 13 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 12 causes are "common" diseases
  • 6 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 42 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 832 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Muscle aches:

The following list of conditions have 'Muscle aches' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Muscle aches:

The following list of medical conditions have Muscle aches or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Muscle aches Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Muscle aches based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Muscle aches?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Muscle aches, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Muscle aches:

    Subtypes of Muscle aches:

    Muscle pain (956 causes), Muscle cramps (283 causes), Vague muscle aches (11 causes), Back muscle pain (5 causes), Myalgia (118 causes), Generalised musculoskeletal pain (12 causes), Hand cramps (1 cause)

    Medical Conditions associated with Muscle aches:

    Aches (904 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Muscle pain (956 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Muscle aches:

    Aches (904 causes), Pains (6458 causes), Muscle pain (956 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Muscle stiffness (158 causes), Fibromyalgia, Thyroid disease (18 causes), Chronic fatigue syndrome (3 causes), Depression (629 causes), Arthritis (224 causes), Rheumatoid arthritis (17 causes), Muscle metabolism disorders, Dermatomyositis, Polymyositis, Polymyalgia rheumatica

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    Medical News summaries about Muscle aches

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Muscle aches

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