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Can surgery put me at risk for fibromyalgia?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Doctors who treat fibromyalgia have noticed that some people experience their first symptoms of this condition following a stressful event. Undergoing surgery is both physically and psychologically stressful. The exact risk of developing fibromyalgia due to surgery is unknown. If you experience persistent pain, fatigue, or other symptoms following a surgical procedure, talk to your doctor.

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