Symptom: Muscle aches
Muscle aches: Aches affecting one or more muscles
Detailed cause information for symptom: Muscle aches:
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Types of Muscle aches: muscle pain (54), muscle cramps (14)
Symptoms related to Muscle aches: aches (58), pains (604), muscle pain (54), muscle symptoms (208), muscle stiffness (0)
Muscle aches type of: Aches (58), Muscle symptoms (208)
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Possible causes of symptom: Muscle aches: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Muscle aches as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.
- Excessive exercise (see Exercise symptoms)
- Unaccustomed exertion
- Muscle injury
- Muscle strain
- Infection - many infections cause muscle aches and pains.
- Fibromyalgia - causing multiple muscle tender points.
- Thyroid disease
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Muscle metabolism disorders
- Dermatomyositis - cause multiple muscle cramps
- Polymyositis - cramps in many muscles
- Polymyalgia rheumatica
- Diabetes - may cause muscle cramps if undiagnosed or poorly controlled
- Diabetic ketoacidosis - muscle breakdown may cause muscle cramps
- Circulatory disorders
- Intermittent claudication - usually causing calf muscle pain
- Certain medications
- See also causes of muscle cramps and muscle pain
Medications or substances causing Muscle aches: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Muscle aches as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
- Certain diuretics
- Certain high blood pressure medications
Conditions listing symptoms: Muscle aches: The following list of conditions have 'Muscle aches' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
Conditions listing complications: Muscle aches: The following list of conditions have 'Muscle aches' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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