Symptom: Muscle pain
Muscle pain: Aches or pains affecting the muscles
Detailed cause information for symptom: Muscle pain:
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Types of Muscle pain: muscle cramps (14)
Muscle pain type of: Pain (604), Muscle symptoms (208), Muscle aches (98)
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Possible causes of symptom: Muscle pain: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Muscle pain 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 cramp (type of Cramp)
- Muscle injury
- Muscle strain
- Infection - many infections cause muscle aches and pains.
- Fibromyalgia - causing multiple muscle tender points.
- Dermatomyositis - cause multiple muscle cramps
- Polymyositis - cramps in many muscles
- Polymyalgia rheumatica
- Thyroid disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Diabetes - may cause muscle cramps if undiagnosed or poorly controlled
- Diabetic ketoacidosis - muscle breakdown may cause muscle cramps
- Muscle metabolism disorders
- Circulatory disorders
- Intermittent claudication - usually causing calf muscle pain
- Certain medications
- See also causes of muscle cramps and muscle aches
Medications or substances causing Muscle pain: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Muscle pain 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 pain: The following list of conditions have 'Muscle pain' 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 pain: The following list of conditions have 'Muscle pain' 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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Last revised: Nov 3, 2003
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