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  1. Removing a Bartholin Gland Cyst - Topic Overview

    Removal (excision) of a Bartholin gland cyst is a minor surgical procedure. Because the vulva has an extensive blood supply,removing a Bartholin gland cyst can cause bleeding. This is best treated in a surgical setting. In a surgery center,you will be given whatever numbing and calming medicine you need for the procedure. If the cyst is painful,your doctor probably will recommend a general ...

  2. Tricyclic Antidepressants for Fibromyalgia

    Drug details for Tricyclic antidepressants for fibromyalgia.

  3. Fibromyalgia - Other Treatment

    A variety of alternative treatments have been used for conditions like fibromyalgia that cause chronic pain.

  4. Lab Tests for Fibromyalgia - Topic Overview

    Doctors do not use lab tests to diagnose fibromyalgia. The results of lab tests done on people with fibromyalgia should be normal unless another condition is present. You may have lab tests to rule out other diseases or to determine whether you have another disease in addition to fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia may occur along with other joint and muscle (rheumatic) diseases,such as rheumatoid ...

  5. Fibromyalgia - Cause

    Learn about fibromyalgia, a syndrome with a set of symptoms but no known cause.

  6. Fibromyalgia: Managing Fibro Fog - Topic Overview

    "Fibro fog" is the name commonly given to the cognitive problems that can go along with fibromyalgia syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome. These problems with concentration and memory can lead to confusion,losing your train of thought,or forgetting or mixing up words or details. You can take steps to manage fibro fog. Try some of the following tips: 1 Write it down. Making a note helps you ...

  7. Exercise and Fibromyalgia - Topic Overview

    Exercise is one of the most important treatments for fibromyalgia. Regular exercise will strengthen your muscles,increase blood flow to the muscles to promote healing,and increase your endurance. It also may reduce the risk of tiny injuries to the muscles that may cause more pain. Exercise seems to increase the amount of pressure that a person can tolerate at tender points. 1 It may also ...

  8. Stress and Fibromyalgia - Topic Overview

    Many people with fibromyalgia find that stress makes their symptoms worse. Reducing stress,or finding healthy ways to cope with it,may help reduce your pain. Identify stressful situations at home and at work that seem to trigger your symptoms. Work on ways to make those situations less stressful or to make them occur less frequently. Cancel unnecessary activities that cause stress. Set ...

  9. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for Fibromyalgia

    Drug details for Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for fibromyalgia.

  10. Fibromyalgia - Exams and Tests

    WebMD provides information on fibromyalgia tests and exams, as well as using tender points, or trigger points, to diagnose fibromyalgia.

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