(HealthDay News) -- Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by pain throughout the body, and "tender points" of particular pain.
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While the exact cause of fibromyalgia isn't known, the U.S. National Women's Health Information Center offers this list of possible contributing factors:
- Having a close family member who also has fibromyalgia.
- Having been in a car accident.
- Having a repetitive stress injury from performing the same activity repeatedly.
- Having an infection or chronic illness.
- Being sent to war.
-- Diana Kohnle
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