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Can I talk to a doctor on Maple about my body aches?

Yes, you can. The doctor will most likely want you to have a physical exam performed to try and determine possible causes for your body aches.

The doctor may also suggest additional testing be performed in order to provide a diagnosis for your body aches beyond simply addressing your symptoms.

Can I get a prescription on Maple?

Yes, our physicians can prescribe medications for body aches online during your consultation. Once you accept a prescription for your body aches, you’ll have the option to pick it up from any pharmacy or to have it delivered right to your door at no additional cost.

You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

What are body aches?

Body aches are a very common symptom of a wide array of conditions.

These can be mild, resulting from things done during everyday life, such as standing, walking, or exercising. Very common illnesses like the cold or flu can cause body aches.

However, in some cases, when you’re showing signs of body aches with no clear cause, they can be the result of an underlying condition.

Because there are so many conditions that can cause body aches, it’s a good idea to talk to a doctor if your body ache symptoms become chronic or severe.

What are the symptoms of body aches?

The actual symptoms and signs of body aches can vary depending on the condition that’s causing them.

Some people may describe body ache symptoms as sharp or intermittent pains, while others may think of them as a dull, persistent pain.

In some cases, the pain may feel like it’s coming from muscles, joints, or bones. It can often be associated with the general feeling of malaise that typically accompanies illnesses like colds, and flus.

What causes body aches?

A wide range of conditions can cause body aches. Some are severe and may require medical attention. Others are minor and can pass on their own, without treatment.

Some possible body ache causes include:

  • Dehydration
  • Pneumonia
  • Mono
  • Stress
  • Lack of sleep
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Cold or flu
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Anemia
  • Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Polymyositis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lyme disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Rocky mountain spotted fever
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
How are body aches diagnosed?

Most likely, the doctor will want to do a physical examination before offering any kind of diagnosis for your body aches.

Also, because there are so many conditions that cause this symptom, they may suggest additional testing be performed before offering a diagnosis for your body aches.

This could possibly involve blood tests or imaging tests, depending on what they believe the potential underlying condition could be.

How are body aches treated?

Before the doctor offers any kind of prescription body aches medications, they’ll want to establish a clear diagnosis for your body aches.

In order to provide body aches treatments, they’ll have to understand the direct cause of your body aches. This way they can treat the underlying condition causing your symptoms.

Treating the underlying condition is the most effective way to provide treatment for body aches.

When to see a doctor for body aches?

Most body aches are harmless. They could be the result of overworked muscles, or common conditions that will pass on their own.

However, if your body aches symptoms last more than two weeks or become severe, they could be the result of an underlying condition.

In these cases, if your condition is affecting your daily life, you may need body aches treatments. A doctor will be able to provide a diagnosis for your body aches by helping to identify the underlying condition causing your symptoms.

What is Maple?

With Maple, you can start talking to a doctor about your symptoms in a matter of minutes. We’re a healthcare platform for fast, convenient 24/7 access to Canadian doctors.

Simply log in, tap a button to request a consultation, and we’ll immediately connect you to a doctor via live chat or video. You can visit our How it works page to learn more.

Our doctors can assess symptoms, and provide treatment, including prescriptions as necessary.

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