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Should I talk to my doctor about my Duchenne muscular dystrophy symptoms?

If you or your child are experiencing symptoms that could be caused by Duchenne muscular dystrophy, you should talk to your doctor. These symptoms may include muscle weakness that starts in the hips and shoulders and gradually spreads to affect the ability to walk. It's especially important to talk to a doctor if you're experiencing symptoms and have a family history of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Since the symptoms of Duchenne muscular dystrophy usually progress relatively quickly and can have a significant impact on daily life, it's important to have a doctor diagnose the disease so you can get the best treatment possible.

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