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Symptoms of Polymyalgia rheumatica

Symptoms of Polymyalgia rheumatica: Introduction

The types and severity of symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica varies between individuals. However, most people experience moderate to severe pain and stiffness in the neck, shoulders, and hips. Pain and stiffness tends to be most severe in the morning or after a period of inactivity. This discomfort generally lasts longer than 30 minutes.

Other symptoms can be vaguer. They include anemia, face pain, fatigue, fever, malaise, mild muscle pain, joint pain, and weight loss.

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Symptoms of Polymyalgia rheumatica

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Polymyalgia rheumatica includes the 41 symptoms listed below:

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Polymyalgia rheumatica: Complications

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Diagnostic Testing

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Polymyalgia rheumatica: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Polymyalgia rheumatica?

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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Polymyalgia rheumatica:

The primary symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica are moderate to severe stiffness and muscle pain near the neck, shoulders, or hips. The stiffness is more severe upon waking or after a period of inactivity, and typically lasts longer than 30 minutes. People with this condition also may have flu-like symptoms, including fever, weakness, and weight loss. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis: NIAMS)

Polymyalgia rheumatica as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Polymyalgia rheumatica, it is also important to consider Polymyalgia rheumatica as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Polymyalgia rheumatica may cause:

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Polymyalgia rheumatica: Onset and Incubation

Onset of Polymyalgia rheumatica: usually over 50 years of age

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Polymyalgia rheumatica. This signs and symptoms information for Polymyalgia rheumatica has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Polymyalgia rheumatica signs or Polymyalgia rheumatica symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Polymyalgia rheumatica may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Polymyalgia rheumatica symptoms.


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