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What medical conditions cause fibromyalgia?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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I have seen people with liver problems (hepatitis) have fibromyalgia.
Persons with infections like lyme disease may sometimes have fibromyalgia symptoms. People with depression often have fibromyalgia. It is known that persons (usually women) with a history of physical or sexual abuse either as children or adults have a higher propensity to fibromyalgia.

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I have seen people with liver problems (hepatitis) have fibromyalgia.
Persons with infections like lyme disease may sometimes have fibromyalgia symptoms. People with depression often have fibromyalgia. It is known that persons (usually women) with a history of physical or sexual abuse either as children or adults have a higher propensity to fibromyalgia.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
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Cause of fibromyalgia only speculation, theories, & conjecture.
My clinical data points to multivariate cause: femaleness, multiple childbirths, muscle deconditioning, low back biomechanical injury, obesity, depression, fatigue, & Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. Not to say all these apply to each case. Cause differs between individuals; knowing the person is more important than knowing the disease.

In brief: Several

Cause of fibromyalgia only speculation, theories, & conjecture.
My clinical data points to multivariate cause: femaleness, multiple childbirths, muscle deconditioning, low back biomechanical injury, obesity, depression, fatigue, & Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. Not to say all these apply to each case. Cause differs between individuals; knowing the person is more important than knowing the disease.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
At Quora.com, under my name, and on my Pain Syndrome board of posts, I offer 100 essays devoted to the cause and treatment of Fibromyalgia.  At Healthtap.com, I have answered dozens of questions about these subjects, and which can probably be accessed. 
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Fibromyalgia, FM, sufferers commonly have: femaleness, youth, first degree female relatives with FM, obesity, oft multiple childbirths, pelvic girdle injury from MVA/falls/lifting accidents, prolonged sedentariness & weak soft tissues due to illness or injury & Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. Unifying factors: soft tissue injury in body tower with unstable joints repetitively stressed by gravity.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: None

Fibromyalgia is not caused by another medical condition.

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Fibromyalgia is not caused by another medical condition.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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