How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask DR.EHTISHAM Your Own Question
DR.EHTISHAM
DR.EHTISHAM, Doctor
Category: Neurology
Satisfied Customers: 2207
Experience:  MBBS, FCPS
41140702
Type Your Neurology Question Here...
DR.EHTISHAM is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Is it possible to have fibromyalgia without generalized pain

Customer Question

Is it possible to have fibromyalgia without generalized pain being the first presenting symptom?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DR.EHTISHAM replied 1 year ago.

Hi

Welcome to JA and thanks for asking

To diagnose someone with fibromyalgia the patient should have pain which is assessed at 19 different sites of the body

Other than that three other symptoms including fatigue, wakening un refreshed and cognitive dysfunction are assessed

Patient satisfies diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia if the following 3 conditions are met:

1) Widespread pain index (WPI) 7 and symptom severity (SS) scale score 5 or WPI 3–6 and SS scale score 9.

2) Symptoms have been present at a similar level for at least 3 months.

3)The patient does not have a disorder that would otherwise explain the pain.

So coming back to your question its unlikely to diagnose fibromyalgia without having pain in any part of the body so for making a diagnosis of fibromyalgia pain should be present

Good luck

Feel free to ask if you have any more question

Please leave a POSITIVE (3 – 5 stars, preferably 5) rating by clicking on the stars above, until you do i am not compensated for my time. You can continue to ask follow-up questions even after the POSITIVE rating

Regard