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Alternative Names Streptobacillary fever; Streptobacillosis; Haverhill fever; Epidemic arthritic erythema; Spirillary fever; Sodoku Symptoms Symptoms depend on the bacteria that caused the infection. Symptoms due to Streptobacillus moniliformis may include: Chills Fever Joint pain, redness, or swelling Rash Symptoms due to Spirillum minus may include: Chills Open sore at the site of the bite Rash -- may be red/purple plaques Signs and tests This condition is diagnosed by detecting the bacteria in skin, blood, joint fluid, or lymph nodes. Blood antibody tests and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques may also be used.
It is rather common for patients to complain of suffering chronic fatigue along with all the pain of fibromyalgia, but it seems to me that too often perhaps doctor and patient neglect to discuss the pain of TMJD , which is also seen commonly in fibromyalgia patients. Perhaps this is because the patient and doctor think it is a dental problem, better left to a dentist. Unfortunately, many dentists think TMJD is at least in part a muscular problem, better left to the patient’s medical doctor.
The reality is that the many patients suffering from fibromyalgia unfairly end up facing the facial pain of TMJD alone.
TMJD can cause a patient to experience nausea, headache, dizziness, and difficulty chewing due to jaw pain. By some estimates, 90% of fibromyalgia patients experience facial and jaw pain; many of these same patients are thought to suffer from TMJD. You can see how it might be difficult to make a diagnosis.
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Ever had a pain in the butt? No, I am not talking some crazy family member who cannot keep the mouth shut. I am talking about a real pain in the buttock region, possibly confused with low back pain.
A common cause of pain in the area of the tailbone, especially the tailbones in women, is the sacroiliac joint (SIJ). Before we proceed further, let us form a mental picture of the pelvis . The pelvis is a boney ring formed by four bones: two fused sections comprised of the pubis, ischium and ilium, one sacrum, and one coccyx. These four sections of bone are joined by strong ligaments at the pubic symphysis (in front) and the sacroiliac joints (in the back). All three of these joining points for the pelvic ring are potential sources of pain, especially in women and most especially in pregnant women. Thus, women in particular need to understand the risks for having SIJ dysfunction, the ways to diagnosis the problem, and the solutions for this pain in the butt.
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