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Weakness

Weakness: Introduction

Further information about Weakness is below, or review more specific information about these types of Weakness: arm weakness, facial weakness, hand weakness, leg weakness, bone weakness, muscle weakness, back weakness, paralysis or other types.

Weakness is an imprecise medical symptom. Weakness may refer to muscular weakness of a body area or entire body weakness. General weakness may also be caused by fatigue, drowsiness, prostration, syncope (fainting), or malaise. For inability to move a body part, see paralysis. For weakness related to exercise or exertion, see exercise symptoms. Weakness may also occur due to numbness or paresthesias in the affected area. Any type of weakness is a serious symptom requiring prompt professional medical advice....more »

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Causes of Weakness:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Weakness

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Causes of Types of Weakness:

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Weakness: Symptom Checker

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

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Weakness Treatments

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Stories from Users for Weakness

Real-life user stories relating to Weakness:

Message Boards for Weakness

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Weakness or relevant symptoms:

Medications or substances causing Weakness:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Weakness 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 Weakness:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Weakness 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.

  • Maxalt and fluoxetine antidepressant interaction
  • Maxalt-MLT and fluoxetine antidepressant interaction
  • Imitrex and fluoxetine antidepressant interaction
  • Zomig and fluoxetine antidepressant interaction
  • Zomig ZMT and fluoxetine antidepressant interaction
  • more interactions...»

Weakness: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Weakness

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Weakness: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Weakness

Anemia undiagnosed in pregnancy: The onset of anemia (low red blood cells) in pregnancy is sometimes overlooked, despite it being a well-known complication of pregnancy. The problem may be that the main symptom, i.e. fatigue, is also a typical symptom of...read more »

Underactive thryoid may be misdiagnosed as depression: Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, is an endocrine gland disorder that is more common in women...read more »

Rare neurological disorder misdiagnosed as anxiety condition: Posterolateral sclerosis is an uncommon neurological disorder that can be misdiagnosed as an anxiety disorder. Symptoms...read more »

Cluster of diseases with difficult diagnosis issues: There is a well-known list of medical conditions that are all somewhat difficult to diagnose, and all can present in a variety of different severities. Diseases in this group include multiple sclerosis, ...read more »

Pituitary conditions often undiagnosed cause of symptoms: There are a variety of symptoms that can be caused by a pituitary disorder (see symptoms of pituitary disorders). For example, fatigue, headache, weight gain, ...read more »

Weakness: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Definitions of Weakness:

Organs affected by Weakness:

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

Detailed list of causes of Weakness

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

How Common are these Causes of Weakness?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Weakness. Of the 3752 causes of Weakness that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 31 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 41 causes are "common" diseases
  • 17 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 32 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 103 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 3612 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Weakness:

The following list of conditions have 'Weakness' 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: Weakness:

The following list of medical conditions have Weakness 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 Weakness Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Weakness 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?

    Classifications of Weakness:

    Subtypes of Weakness:

    Arm weakness (100 causes), Facial weakness (64 causes), Hand weakness (57 causes), Leg weakness (152 causes), Bone weakness (11 causes), Muscle weakness (4300 causes), Back weakness (26 causes), Paralysis (325 causes), Progressive weakness (44 causes), Motor weakness (20 causes), Difficulty rising from a chair (9 causes), Foot weakness (62 causes), Ankle weakness (20 causes), Breast weakness (2 causes), Elbow weakness (16 causes), Eyelid weakness (19 causes), finger weakness (29 causes), groin weakness (14 causes), neck weakness (12 causes), thigh weakness (23 causes), toe weakness (18 causes), wrist weakness (33 causes), forearm weakness (28 causes), upper arm weakness (23 causes), tongue weakness (12 causes), Radial nerve palsy (4 causes), Wrist drop (7 causes), Floppy baby (33 causes), Proximal muscle weakness (45 causes), Fatigue (3235 causes), Bell's palsy (9 causes), Prostration (65 causes), difficulty climbing stairs (39 causes), Extreme fatigue (105 causes), Severe fatigue (5 causes), Malaise (468 causes), Lack of energy (52 causes), Reduced muscle tone (683 causes), Chronic fatigue syndrome (3 causes), Lethargy (399 causes), Drowsiness (1139 causes), Rhabdomyolysis (67 causes), Feeling under the weather (9 causes), general discomfort (5 causes), Excessive yawning (8 causes), Daytime drowsiness in children (19 causes), Yawning excessively in pregnancy (9 causes), Excessively sleepy (17 causes), Fatigue in pregnancy (30 causes), Listlessness (33 causes), Eye fatigue in one eye (8 causes), Sedative effect, Lethargy in pregnancy (24 causes), Excessive yawning in children (7 causes), Daytime drowsiness in pregnancy (30 causes), Weak, tired and apprehensive (28 causes), Drowsiness in pregnancy (30 causes), Extreme tiredness in pregnancy (30 causes), Cachexia (64 causes), Eye fatigue (8 causes), Extreme fatigue in pregnancy (30 causes), Yawning (18 causes), Listlessness in pregnancy (30 causes), Eye fatigue in both eyes (4 causes), Daytime tiredness (18 causes), Tiredness (669 causes), Fatigue worsened by exercise (12 causes), Easily fatigued (57 causes), Constant eye fatigue (8 causes), Episodic severe fatigue (23 causes), Yawning Excessively (20 causes), Sports related Fibromyalgia (5 causes), Daytime drowsiness (25 causes), Fatigue in children (39 causes), Daytime tiredness in pregnancy (30 causes), Tiredness in pregnancy (30 causes), Extreme tiredness (31 causes), Facial paralysis (70 causes), Back paralysis (19 causes), Leg paralysis (33 causes), Ankle paralysis (16 causes), Quadriplegia (36 causes), Foot paralysis (16 causes), Arm paralysis (29 causes), Thigh paralysis (15 causes), Jaw paralysis (13 causes), Eye paralysis (31 causes), Elbow paralysis (13 causes), Hemipariesis (8 causes), Wrist paralysis (15 causes), Knee paralysis (13 causes), Finger paralysis (15 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Weakness:

    Sick (5751 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Weakness:

    Fatigue (3235 causes), Drowsiness (1139 causes), Malaise (468 causes), Numbness (497 causes), Paresthesias (453 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Exercise symptoms (1392 causes), Arm weakness (100 causes), Facial weakness (64 causes), Hand weakness (57 causes), Leg weakness (152 causes), Muscle weakness (4300 causes), Back weakness (26 causes), Progressive weakness (44 causes), Motor weakness (20 causes)

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    Medical News summaries about Weakness

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