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Large masses under skin

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  • Posted By: stkswinner
  • May 19, 2009
  • 02:09 AM

Last year I discovered a large lump on the side of my calf and a hump appeared on my upper chest. The doctor did an MRI and said nothing abnormal. I now have developed along with the 2 above a large lump about 4 1/2 inches long and 3 inches wide above the knee and a larger lump or mass just above my left knee on the back and side of the thigh. Since my doctor thought nothing of the first 2 I doubt he will think anything of these. I have terrible sweats, worse at night and frequent nausea but nothing else much. Online searches don't produce any results for these large humps and bumps. Anyone have any ideas? The one behind the thigh has slight tenderness but no pain in the others. Other than the one on my chest the others feel like enlarged muscles. Not the case with me, 65 years old and have been dealing with Grave's disease and serious back problems so no activity to enlarge the muscles.

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  • What diagnosis did the doctor put to the bumps? It sounds as though s/he should have at least done a biopsy.
    aquila 1263 Replies Flag this Response
  • He gave no diagnosis, just said the MRI showed nothing abnormal. If there was only one spot I wouldn't think much about it I have now adopted the attitude that if it is anything to worry about it will get worse. The one on my chest is soft, almost like a fat deposit. The others on my legs feel hard, almost like flexed muscle.
    stkswinner 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • I think you should get a second opinion, or at least ask your doctor to put a name to what s/he is seeing.
    aquila 1263 Replies Flag this Response
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