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Could fm causes pain in the front ribs of the chest cage.That means when I press on the ribs below the breast.?What should I do?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

There are strict criteria for fm. Saying it is pain everywhere is what leads to the misdiagnosis of fm. You must have pain above and below the waist and in the right and left sides.
Failure to have pain in all four quadrants plus 11 of 18 defined tender spots (your spot is not one of those) means you do not meet the american college of rheumatology criteria for fm.

In brief: No

There are strict criteria for fm. Saying it is pain everywhere is what leads to the misdiagnosis of fm. You must have pain above and below the waist and in the right and left sides.
Failure to have pain in all four quadrants plus 11 of 18 defined tender spots (your spot is not one of those) means you do not meet the american college of rheumatology criteria for fm.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

That is not a defined tender point for fm. I suggest you see your family doctor.

In brief: No

That is not a defined tender point for fm. I suggest you see your family doctor.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Fibromyalgia can cause pain anywhere, though they describe specific tender spots.
If the pain is over the ribs, it could well be costochondritis. In which case you may need some Motrin for a few days. Or check with your doctor.

In brief: Yes

Fibromyalgia can cause pain anywhere, though they describe specific tender spots.
If the pain is over the ribs, it could well be costochondritis. In which case you may need some Motrin for a few days. Or check with your doctor.
Dr. Gutti Rao
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