Muscle shrink uniformly at all body - 2 months

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Hi to all,

I have muscle shrink at every part of my body, legs, trunk, back, chest. It is apparent by the doctor too, my muscles at all my body become smaller and soft, a sag skin, and a very soft feeling when touch the muscles. I am 40 years old.

All blood tests come to be negative without any issue, no hormonal issues or malnutrition observed. I will go for a second appointment to the doctor.

My question is, can ALS start uniformly at all parts of the body? As of now I do not have any strength loss, but some ackwardness while walking. And on my back, legs, core, chest symmetrical muscle shrinks are apparent. My tendons are directly visible - seem to be nothing surrounding them. If not Als, what could it be?

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Could be adult onset muscular dystrophy or a virus, to name two. Preserved strength is reassuring. You will want an EMG.

To answer your question, no, ALS does not typically start as you describe.

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Laurie
 

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Thank you so much for the answer.
 
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