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How does a doctor diagnose Tietze syndrome?

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Because there is no special test for Tietze syndrome, doctors usually want to know about your symptoms. Your doctor will probably do a physical exam which could involve pressing on your chest. He may also order tests to rule out other things. These tests might include X-rays, an ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a biopsy, or an electrocardiogram to see the electrical activity in your heart.

From: Tietze Syndrome: What to Know WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 18, 2018

SOURCES:

Uptodate.com: "Major causes of musculoskeletal chest pain in adults."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Tietze Syndrome."

National Health Service UK: "Costochondritis."

Uptodate.com: "Causes of nontraumatic chest pain in children and adolescents."

National Library of Medicine: "Tietz syndrome."

Genetic and Rare Disorders Information Center: "Tietz syndrome."

Gijsbers, E. , March 2011. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine

Health Service Executive (Ireland): "Tietze's syndrome."

American Heart Association: "Angina (Chest Pain)."

World Federation of Chiropractic: "Definitions of Chiropractic."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

National Organization for Rare Disorders.

Arthritis Foundation.

American Academy of Pediatrics.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 18, 2018

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