Ache all over

Also known as Body pain, Body aches, and Generalized Body Aches

Myalgia, or muscle pain, is a symptom of many diseases and disorders. The most common causes are the overuse or over-stretching of a muscle or group of muscles. Myalgia without a traumatic history is often due to viral infections. Longer-term myalgias may be indicative of a metabolic myopathy, some nutritional deficiencies or chronic fatigue syndrome.

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What causes it?

The most common causes of ache all over are common cold, chronic pain disorder, and fibromyalgia. Other possible causes, such as lumbago, are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with ache all over, 51% report having fever, 46% report having cough, and 39% report having sore throat.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with ache all over often receive intravenous fluid replacement, kidney function tests, liver function tests, standard pregnancy test, influenzavirus antibody assay, blood culture, physical therapy exercises and other therapeutic procedures .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with ache all over include oseltamivir (tamiflu), papain-urea topical, insulin isophane-insulin regular, chlorpheniramine / hydrocodone / pseudoephedrine, milnacipran (savella), homatropine / hydrocodone, oxytetracycline/phenazopyridine/sulfamethizol, betamethasone, urea, pitcher plant, lyme disease vaccine, romiplostim (nplate) and dabigatran .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for ache all over include .

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
0.2x
5-14 years
0.5x
15-29 years
1.2x
30-44 years
1.3x
45-59 years
1.3x
60-74 years
0.9x
75+ years
0.7x

Sex

Male
0.9x
Female
1.1x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.2x
Hispanic
1.0x
White
1.0x
Other
0.9x
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