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What can cause recurring bouts of costochondritis thru life? This pain came back suddenly yesterday, does so every year or so. Sternum very tender.

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Suspect fibromyalgia

I suspect that this is fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia causes widespread Musculoskeletal pain and pain along the chest wall and the sternum even cause costochondritis. It is also known as tietz-tietztsyndrome can occur in the setting. You need to have your physician evaluate you and have you see a rheumatologist.

In brief: Suspect fibromyalgia

I suspect that this is fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia causes widespread Musculoskeletal pain and pain along the chest wall and the sternum even cause costochondritis. It is also known as tietz-tietztsyndrome can occur in the setting. You need to have your physician evaluate you and have you see a rheumatologist.
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