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How Is Fibromyalgia Diagnosed: All the Facts You Need to Know

Overview of Fibromyalgia Diagnosis

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease characterized by fatigue, tenderness, and pain in different parts of the body. It can be challenging for most doctors to diagnose this condition. Currently, no imaging techniques or lab tests are available for detecting fibromyalgia. Another problem is that many conditions may have similar symptoms, such as hypothyroidism, cancer, Lyme disease, HIV, and AIDS. Therefore, your doctor may use some clinical tests to rule out these possible causes. On average, it might take up to 5 years for people with fibromyalgia to get diagnosed properly. [1]