Does it have to be all 4 quadrants?

One of the trademark characteristics of fibro (besides the tender points) is that the pain needs to be in all four quadrants of the body and last at least…3 months, I think? It may be different.
What happens when it is not in all FOUR quadrants, but maybe just like 3? Can people get the diagnosis of fibromyalgia? Personally, I have pain in all four quadrants of my body, inside and out so this doesn’t really apply to me.
Does anyone know of situations like this? Or where the pain is just generalized and can not really be identified as all four quadrants? It would be interesting to see if that makes doctors more difficult since so many of them already believe fibro is not real.
I was just wondering because different people get different symptom sets.


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