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Medical History for Ankylosing Spondylitis Diagnosis

The medical history involves answering questions, such as the following:

  • How long have you had pain?
  • Where specifically is the pain in your back or neck? Are other joints affected?
  • Is back pain better with exercise and worse after inactivity, such as when you first get up in the morning?
  • Do you have other problems, such as eye problems or fatigue?
  • Does anyone in your family have back problems or arthritis?
  • Have you recently suffered from a gastrointestinal illness?
  • Do you have any skin rashes such as psoriasis?

From your answers to these questions, your doctor can begin to get an idea of the diagnosis.

 

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Reference:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ankylosing-spondylitis/diagnosis-treatment/diagnosis/dxc-20261138

https://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Ankylosing_Spondylitis/#b

http://www.medicinenet.com/ankylosing_spondylitis/page4.htm#how_do_health_care_professionals_diagnose_ankylosing_spondylitis

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Ankylosing-spondylitis/Pages/Diagnosis.aspx

http://www.spondylitis.org/Ankylosing-Spondylitis/Diagnosis

 

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