Pain condition fibromyalgia frequently undiagnosed in adults

December 27, 2012 2:08:30 PM PST
The chronic pain condition fibromyalgia often goes undiagnosed in adults, according to new data from the Mayo Clinic.

According to Mayo's research, about six percent of the population has fibromyalgia but only one percent are ever diagnosed.

Men are more likely than women to go undiagnosed, according to the study published in the online journal "Arthritis Care and Research".

Fibromyalgia symptoms, which include pain and tenderness along with fatigue and sleep trouble, are often mistaken for other conditions by sufferers.