What are the symptoms of myopathies?

Updated: Dec 28, 2017
  • Author: Courtney A Bethel, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Symptoms noted generally include the following:

  • Symmetric proximal muscle weakness
  • Malaise
  • Fatigue
  • Patient may note dark-colored urine, fever, or both.
  • No sensory complaints or paresthesias are noted with myopathies
  • Atrophy and hyporeflexia are very late findings in most patients with myopathy; the early presence of these findings usually implicates neuropathies

Significant muscle pain and tenderness without weakness should prompt physicians to consider other causes.


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