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Aches: Introduction

Further information about Aches is below, or review more specific information about these types of Aches: muscle aches, Vague muscle aches, Muscle pain, Muscle cramps or other types.

Aches are a type of nagging pain. This section covers general achiness or muscle aches; for specific aching areas see stomach aches (abdominal pain), muscle aches, earache, joint aches, backaches, or headaches. Ache symptoms may also be related to or occur together with fatigue, weakness, malaise, or fever. All forms of ache symptom need prompt professional medical guidance....more »

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Aches

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Causes of Types of Aches:

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Aches: Symptom Checker

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

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Aches Treatments

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Stories from Users for Aches

Real-life user stories relating to Aches:

Message Boards for Aches

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

Aches: Animations

Medications or substances causing Aches:

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

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

Aches: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to 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: 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.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Aches: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Aches

Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps, particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes. However, there are also various other causes. See causes of leg cramps or more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis) more »

Aches: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Aches: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Aches:

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

  • General constitution

Detailed list of causes of Aches

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

How Common are these Causes of 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 Aches. Of the 904 causes of Aches that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 12 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 12 causes are "common" diseases
  • 6 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 38 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 859 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Aches:

The following list of conditions have '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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  • Q fever ... muscle pain, muscle pains




Conditions listing medical complications: Aches:

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

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

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

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

    Classifications of Aches:

    Subtypes of Aches:

    Muscle aches (879 causes), Vague muscle aches (11 causes), Muscle pain (956 causes), Muscle cramps (283 causes), Hand cramps (1 cause), Back muscle pain (5 causes), Myalgia (118 causes), Generalised musculoskeletal pain (12 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Aches:

    Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Aches:

    Pain (6458 causes), Stomach aches, Headache (2433 causes), Muscle aches (879 causes), Joint aches, Earache (162 causes), Fatigue (3235 causes), Weakness (3752 causes), Fever (2274 causes), Malaise (468 causes), Backaches, Muscle pain (956 causes), Body aches (904 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Joint pain (773 causes), Joint symptoms (1430 causes), Abdominal muscle strain, Acanthosis nigricans (38 causes), Sacral enlargement, Acid-Base Imbalance, Acidic dry cell batteries inhalation poisoning, Acute bacterial prostatitis

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