Small tender lumps pea size on upper right leg and left side of abdomen. I've had an abdominal CT Scan that came back clear. I can feel two on the left side of my stomach and two on my upper right inner leg. My PCP says I'm just a "lumpy person" and they are cysts. Ive had two doctors look and they dont seem concerned as they don't change in size. They never go away though?
I had no idea they’re fibro related til I read these posts. I have several on my thighs and a cluster of them on my left ribs. Years ago my gp told me they were nothing but they flare up and shrink down constantly. They never go away but they do make many more of themselves (like rabbits at times). Sometimes they’re hugely painful to touch. Even lightly leaning against a countertop is painful. Light touch when showering too. The pain comes and goes. The lumps never do.
Yes, I have quite a few Lumps of various sizes in various places on my body. The ones that are painful for me are those close to a joint. I've had one on the inside of my Right Knee. It would become inflamed from time to time. When that happened it caused pressure and inflammation in my Right Knee. Did it hurt? It caused intense pain and a Lot of Swelling! I had to have it surgically removed. The report said it was a Lypoma Tumor. Lypoma Tumors are Non-Cancerous encapsulated fat. I was so glad to have a name for my Lumps!! A couple of years later I had the same thing occur on the inside of my Right Elbow. It too was a Lypoma Tumor that had to be removed for the same reason. I find new ones all the time. It's hard when thinking about them. You can't brush it off as "Just another Lypoma". What if this time it's something else? You also don't want to panic thinking it's CANCER!!!
The first thing I do when I find a new one is tell my Doctors on my next visits. Other than that my best advice to you would be to Educate yourself about all types of Lumps under the skin. Research all sources you can find to know what to look for with your Lumps. Your doctor should be able to give you information or tell you where to start. Try searching for "Fibromyalgia and Lypoma". You may be surprised to know it's quite common for Fibro sufferers to have Lypomas.
Just after I was DG 8 years ago I felt 3 or 4 pea sized lumps just under my rib cage on my right side. Very painful when touched. Also they seem to move slightly when I do touch them (not very often that I do ouch them mind). I can only feel them when I am standing or sitting. Never when I am laying down. Anyway, I mentioned this to my GP who then examined me. He also found them so referred me for an ultra-sound. At the appointment, nothing showed up although the sonographer could clearly feel them. I also had an internal scan just in case. Still nothing. So my GP made a note when I returned for a follow up and just said that should tell him if there were any changes, Still the same now. About 2 years ago I felt a lump in my lower part of my left breast. I was sent for a mammogram and an examination by a top breast consultant. Again both scan and examination came back clear. He asked me if I had Fibro and I said yes. And then shock horror he told me that it is probably another symptom of Fibro!! I was like seriously!!. Is there any part of our bodies that Fibro doesn't attack???
But just a friendly warning ladies, if you do feel any lumps in your boobies, make sure to get them checked ASAP. Best to be safe than sorry.
Gentle hugs to all.
I have already gotten 2 lipomas removed in the past years one on each side on my lower back right under my tattoo the first one took time for it to affect my daily life but when that pain came in full force my nerves on my leg were painful it hurt to walk so they removed it. Then when I got the second one it came with pain all up and down my leg I immediately went to my Dr so I went to see a specialist who told me that it was small and shouldn't be bothersome! I told him the pain I felt so he gave me the choice to leave it or go through surgery now how is he going to ask me a question like that if I knew the lipoma was on my nerve. I told him he would have to remove it. So surgery day comes and he tells me it will be quick and painless since it would be easy to remove since it wasn't that big or deep. In recovery I was in alot of pain so I noticed the surgeon walking my way with a face of shock that I will never forget and he explained that my lipoma was a larger size and was very deep into the tissue that the lipoma was putting all it's pressure on my nerve. I took one look at my husband and that's all my husband needed to start talking to the surgeon intellectually making him feel very small since it was him that told me I didn't need surgery. Now I have another lump in the back of my knee and it is getting bigger. But always remember it does not matter how many year's a Dr has been a Dr, or how many surgeries he's performed, or how good of a Dr they are ALWAYS ask questions......only you know your body and how it's feeling and only YOU know best so listen to it because Dr's are human too and could make mistakes
I’ve had Fibro now for 13yrs. Pain meds, vitamins and herbs help a lot. I also have these lumps underneath my skin all over my thighs, legs and arms... very painful to touch!!! Doc thinks they are a side effect from Fibromyalia😢😡 I get so mad that I have this disease. But most of the time I stay very positive eat well exercise and never let it get the best of me!!! I feel I spend every minute arguing with myself not to give up I’m a fighter and I’ll be Damn if it controls my life!!!!
God is my strength 💖