Fibromyalgia is a common condition yet it is difficult to diagnose. There is no specific diagnostic test that can be used. Thus, much time is spent on ruling out other diseases and conditions first. This makes reaching a positive diagnosis a lengthy process that can span many years. Some new studies have found promising evidence that a simple blood test can help to accurately diagnose an individual with this condition.
Current Diagnosis Method For Fibromyalgia
Currently, doctors rely on symptoms that patients report to them along with how they describe their pain. Doctors also perform exams of tender areas associated with this chronic condition in order to make a diagnosis. Scans, x-rays, and other tests are also performed to rule out other possible conditions.