Costochondritis and hormone or ovarian cysts problems?

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Has anyone else suffering from costochondritis had a history of hormone problems or ovarian cysts? Please let me know 

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    I was diagnosed with Costco Chondritis 3 days ago... and I have hirtodry of ovarian cysts.. is there a relationship between the two? 
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      I think there is. I also had many massive cysts. Had 8 laparoscopies, they were growing within 2-4 weeks. And a year after going on hormone replacement therapy for the cysts I got costochondritis. I read a blog about a lady suffering from costochondritis and she mentioned her ovarian cysts which made me think. Then I started googling... When you Google whether there is a link between costochondritis and ovarian cysts things come up like : ovarian cysts with chest pain or rib pain etc. And many many many people I've also read a few blogs with MANY people wondering why they have the 2 together. Which also made me think... Here in South Africa Dr's are specialized in different fields so like I had a gynae for my ovaries and a cardio thoracic surgeon and general surgeon for my chest. So I think that the 2 are generally not thought of together. Also, I'm sure you've noticed that costochondritis is predominantly found in females. And when I've read about a male that has costochondritis... It's from some kind of trauma or lifting weights or something whereas most woman don't know where theirs started. 

      So... I'm trying to find out if there's a pattern so that perhaps more research can be done into it. Because I've been told by 8 different specialists that there is no cure for costochondritis. 

      However... Mine very oddly just completely disappeared after I had my baby (which the gynae's said I would never be able to have)... And my ovaries are also sorted since having my baby.... 

      I had literally tried everything for my costochondritis prior. Had injections in my chest, physio 3 times a week. Cortisone treatments, muscle rexalers etc etc. 

      Did your costochondritis start before your cysts or after ?? 

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      Sorry . I read your reply again and see you were only diagnosed with costochondritis 3 days ago. So the answer is yes.. Your costochondritis started after your ovarian cysts. Ask you Dr if it could possibly have something to do with inflammation from hormones or something like that, I'm not a Dr but perhaps they can help you with your hormones instead of giving you all kinds of steroids and pain medication that doesn't really work and the pain gets worse etc... Worth a shot right? 

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      Definitely!!! Thank you so much for sharing your experience, I am glad you are feeling better... I will tell my doctor to work on my hormones and see if that will help, also I’m feeling that I have another cyst growing in there they usually disappear on their own.. 
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      Again, I'm no Dr but after seeing many gynae's for my cysts and having them tell me there's nothing they can do except to remove my ovaries, I was eventually put on provera and that stopped my cysts from growing as big. (must mention... It also did make me extremely "hormonal", I would not recommend taking it for too long. Made me very crazy) 

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