Costochondritis or Cancer?

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Costochondritis is a temporary or acute inflammation that affects the cartilage in the chest. This type of inflammation attacks the cartilage in the sternum, which is the flat and long bone in the middle of the rib cage. Costochondritis typically causes chest pain that may last for several weeks or longer. Unfortunately, while it is … Read more Costochondritis or Cancer?

Costochondritis and Fibromyalgia


What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread, constant muscular and skeletal pain throughout the body. It can give rise to extreme fatigue and tiredness, sleep issues, mood problems, memory weakness (sometimes called “brain fog”), headaches, and make you feel tired all the time. While symptoms may vary from person to person, Fibromyalgia … Read more Costochondritis and Fibromyalgia

Costochondritis and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

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What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome? Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a set of rare inherited conditions that affect connective tissues which provide support in skin, organs, ligaments, tendons, blood vessels, and bones. Also referred to as Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (HEDS) this disorder is caused due to defects in the protein collagen. People with Ehler-Danlos Syndrome have loose … Read more Costochondritis and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Diagnosing Costochondritis

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Costochondritis is typically diagnosed by ruling out other conditions, and there is no specific laboratory or imaging test that can diagnose the condition. We’ll talk about the process for diagnosing costochondritis in this article, including typical symptoms and characteristics of the condition, other conditions that should be ruled out, as well as what tests or … Read more Diagnosing Costochondritis

Medical Conditions That Cause Chest Pain

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There are a number of different conditions that cause chest pain that may present their symptoms in different ways. The chest or rib pain may be felt in a different location or there may be other symptoms corroborating a diagnosis other than costochondritis. In medical terms, this is called the “differential diagnosis” for chest pain. … Read more Medical Conditions That Cause Chest Pain