Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is hard to diagnose. Fatigue is an extremely common
problem, and it can have many other causes. CFS can be diagnosed only by ruling
out other conditions.
First, your doctor will take your
medical history and do a physical exam. Experts have
come up with a specific list of symptoms to decide whether a person has CFS.
Doctors use a variety of tests to rule out other conditions. These tests
It is possible that the main title of the report Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Some doctors may order tests that check your
immune system. These can be expensive and generally
are done only in research settings. Also, it's hard to know what the
findings of these tests mean, because so little is known about the immune
system's connection to chronic fatigue syndrome.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
April 22, 2011
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