What doctor can diagnose fibromyalgia?


Fibromyalgia is typically diagnosed by a primary care physician or a specialist such as a rheumatologist, neurologist or pain management physician. In order to diagnose fibromyalgia, the doctor will perform a physical examination and review the patient’s medical history, including symptoms, lifestyle, and family history. They may also order blood tests, imaging studies, or other diagnostic tests to rule out other conditions with similar symptoms. The diagnosis of fibromyalgia is typically based on the presence of widespread pain and tenderness in specific locations, as well as other symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disturbances, and cognitive difficulties, that have persisted for at least three months.

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