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Fibromyalgia Pain Points (Trigger Points)
Fibromyalgia Pain Points (Trigger Points)

Diagnosis of fibromyalgia is difficult. There is no single pattern of fibromyalgia pain. Different people may be hurt differently. The pain may be different and at different locations. Therefore, doctors generally look for certain tender points or trigger points or pain points on the body of a patient in order to diagnose fibromyalgia. Guidelines developed by American College of Rheumatology suggest that people with fibromyalgia have pain in at least 11 tender points when a doctor applies a certain amount of pressure on them.

Regional symptoms and syndrome related to fibromyalgia
Regional symptoms and syndrome related to fibromyalgia

The image shows regional symptoms and syndrome related to fibromyalgia disease. [Image used under Creative Commons License from Wikimedia]

Fibromyalgia symptoms
Fibromyalgia symptoms

Symptoms of fibromyalgia include chronic pain and fatigue. Other symptoms are poor sleep quality, cognitive problems, headaches, morning stiffness, and Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Fibromyalgia is more common in women than in men, and the symptoms affect women differently.