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Unknown Body Lumps

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 4, 2007
  • 00:04 AM

I have several lumps underneath my skin and into underlying tissue. These lumps are not painful unless they are touched or pressed. They often have a greenish colour associated with inflamation. They're hard to the touch and feel like a bruise. I actually had one implode which caused severe bruising in the immediate area. Doctors here are puzzled?

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  • Hello, I have had lumps on my arms for years, I have had them removed twice, these are Lypomas, they are harmless, they can grow big, mine only hurt if I pressed them or kocked them, they came back the first time they were removed, the second time was painfull because they had got quite big, I wont have them removed again, as the pain of the local was worse than anything! hope this helps.:)
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  • ok. question. how many total did you have. I had one on my leg start about seven years ago. Not kidding around, there has to be at least thirty covering various parts of my body. Mostly they are small but a third of them are quite big and hurt at times. This is just a more sever case, right?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 10, 2008
    • 00:19 AM
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  • Hey me too I was just going to ask about that! I've had them since I was 13. The Dr then told me they were just clogged pores or something..so I quit wearing deodorant of any kind(which is might be weird but..I don't smell! Woowhoo..unless that's a bad thing) so I figured it's just sweat and bacteria right? Well I also get several painful ones, some don't hurt and are deeper and some implode too. I have right now at least 10 or 11 under my arms..some I can really squeeze and normally it's puss and buildup(cheesy white stuff) and aleviates alot of pressure and pain when I drain them. But the past year or two..they are just blood. Just like a big hardish blood blister and when I drain them they actually squirt out..yet I still get the others, I had one the size a golfball and I swear I must have drained at least 1 tablespoon of muddy blood, puss and looked like fatty goo. I know it sounds gross..but is anyone else having this and what did the doctors tell you? Should we be draining them? Leaving them alone? Is it serious? (My Grandmother had breast cancer and I know that area is connected to the nodes in the breast..) Antibiotics never work for me.
    Anne Esquibel 6 Replies
    • August 10, 2008
    • 03:20 PM
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  • I think we might be talking about something different. Never have I been able to squeeze anything out of them. They are deep into my skin, not at the poors. The first was on my lower inner thigh and now they are on my arms, legs(more), and torso. The newest and fastest growing is on my breast bone.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 17, 2008
    • 09:08 PM
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  • Well I have both, ones that are hard and very deep, and also shallow ones that implode and explode. I actually had them checked today by my Dr. The shallow ones are boils, which are the pore ones and they are due to me not sweating, they are just bacteria. The deeper ones are Lymph Nodes and the doctor said he was more concerned about those ones, the hard deep ones..they can be either an infection or cancer seeds. I have breast cancer in the family so the precaution he's taking with me is a 6 month intense antibiotic treatment, if this treatment does not work (I'll know by the end of the first month) they are aiming more towards cancer in which further treatment will be taken. If they are hard and are in lymph node areas..neck, arms, thighs..most inner areas, and breasts, I would have them checked by your doctor.
    Anne Esquibel 6 Replies
    • August 18, 2008
    • 02:38 PM
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  • Hey me too I was just going to ask about that! I've had them since I was 13. The Dr then told me they were just clogged pores or something..so I quit wearing deodorant of any kind(which is might be weird but..I don't smell! Woowhoo..unless that's a bad thing) so I figured it's just sweat and bacteria right? Well I also get several painful ones, some don't hurt and are deeper and some implode too. I have right now at least 10 or 11 under my arms..some I can really squeeze and normally it's puss and buildup(cheesy white stuff) and aleviates alot of pressure and pain when I drain them. But the past year or two..they are just blood. Just like a big hardish blood blister and when I drain them they actually squirt out..yet I still get the others, I had one the size a golfball and I swear I must have drained at least 1 tablespoon of muddy blood, puss and looked like fatty goo. I know it sounds gross..but is anyone else having this and what did the doctors tell you? Should we be draining them? Leaving them alone? Is it serious? (My Grandmother had breast cancer and I know that area is connected to the nodes in the breast..) Antibiotics never work for me.I have had these bumps and they don't hurt unless you pop them (for me) I have been to a dermatologist and she has said that it is just dry skin buildup and to apply the lotion Cetaphil to them...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 5, 2009
    • 10:22 PM
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  • Hey me too I was just going to ask about that! I've had them since I was 13. The Dr then told me they were just clogged pores or something..so I quit wearing deodorant of any kind(which is might be weird but..I don't smell! Woowhoo..unless that's a bad thing) so I figured it's just sweat and bacteria right? Well I also get several painful ones, some don't hurt and are deeper and some implode too. I have right now at least 10 or 11 under my arms..some I can really squeeze and normally it's puss and buildup(cheesy white stuff) and aleviates alot of pressure and pain when I drain them. But the past year or two..they are just blood. Just like a big hardish blood blister and when I drain them they actually squirt out..yet I still get the others, I had one the size a golfball and I swear I must have drained at least 1 tablespoon of muddy blood, puss and looked like fatty goo. I know it sounds gross..but is anyone else having this and what did the doctors tell you? Should we be draining them? Leaving them alone? Is it serious? (My Grandmother had breast cancer and I know that area is connected to the nodes in the breast..) Antibiotics never work for me.look up NF1 or NF2
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  • Heyy./that is exactly what i have had lately.. i had about three under my arm pit , and than i got one on the side of my stomach and it was rly big .. and the same thing , that its likea yellowy colour like puss than it turns like yellowy blood colour than into blood? i havent been to the doctor yet thats why i came on here and saw your post.. have you been to the doctor? what did they say?
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  • Do a search for Dercums Disease. I have read about it before where people get many lipomas all over their body. I know there can be all different kinds of masses with different causes. Lipomas are fatty tumors that are usually right under the skin. I had a very large one removed from my lower back, but it was atypical due to its place, and it was very deep. I also have some nodules in my lung and thyroid. (Nodules are small masses, tumors are large.) In addition, I have lots of cysts as well. I have had an internal cyst removed from inside my throat, an outer cyst on my cheek removed that would often burst and bleed, and multiple small cysts that cause no problems at all.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 27, 2009
    • 04:13 AM
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  • Hey me too I was just going to ask about that! I've had them since I was 13. The Dr then told me they were just clogged pores or something..so I quit wearing deodorant of any kind(which is might be weird but..I don't smell! Woowhoo..unless that's a bad thing) so I figured it's just sweat and bacteria right? Well I also get several painful ones, some don't hurt and are deeper and some implode too. I have right now at least 10 or 11 under my arms..some I can really squeeze and normally it's puss and buildup(cheesy white stuff) and aleviates alot of pressure and pain when I drain them. But the past year or two..they are just blood. Just like a big hardish blood blister and when I drain them they actually squirt out..yet I still get the others, I had one the size a golfball and I swear I must have drained at least 1 tablespoon of muddy blood, puss and looked like fatty goo. I know it sounds gross..but is anyone else having this and what did the doctors tell you? Should we be draining them? Leaving them alone? Is it serious? (My Grandmother had breast cancer and I know that area is connected to the nodes in the breast..) Antibiotics never work for me.i also do that for mines which pretty much sounds like what you describe.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 26, 2009
    • 03:50 AM
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  • Holy *****t!!! This isn't what I was talking about. So all of you people that are squeezing stuff out of you or whatever else you have, this isn't what I'm saying. I have lumps, a few getting bigger as the months go on. They aren't some ingrown pimples, like the way you have been describing them. They started out on my right leg... now I have them everywhere. Well, almost everywhere. My chest, arms, stomach, and upper leg. I know, I know, go to a doctor. I have. I went to some russian implant that told me (years ago) that it was normal. Oh really? Then why doesn't everyone have lumps? AAAGGGHHH!!!
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  • My husband had some of this bumps, it turned out to be triglicerides. His cholesterol and trigliceride levels were so high they have nowhere to go and turned into balls of fat. Now if it has pus white matter its an infection of staphilococcus, used bactroban
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 27, 2011
    • 11:00 PM
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  • I think we might be talking about something different. Never have I been able to squeeze anything out of them. They are deep into my skin, not at the poors. The first was on my lower inner thigh and now they are on my arms, legs(more), and torso. The newest and fastest growing is on my breast bone.so glad to know im not the only one who has this on my body. . started with one on my leg in 2004 and now i have them in diff areas of my body. i also can not squeeze anything out of them they are very very hard. the most recent one is on my neck and that is what brought me here to do research because i honestly was starting to worry. mine do not hurt at all. the only time i have a problem is with the one on my leg when i shave but its just because i run over it with the razor. hope this may help someone elso out.
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  • There is some definite confusion going on in this threat. I know exactly what you are referring to. They are fatty lipomas and for unknown reasons they tend to run in families. Does anyone in your family have these as well? They are harmless which is why no one seems to study them. I got my 1st one when I was 12 on my forearm and then a few popped up on my back so at 17 I had 3 removed the Dr. Ran them just to be safe but knew instantly what they were. Unfortunately in order for me to have them removed and paid for by insurance It has to be for testing so I can only get 3 removed at a time with local. Which is a laughable idea since the last time I counted I stopped at 100 because it was upsetting to me this was several years ago by now I estimate around 200 ranging in size from an eraser head to a golf ball. They do grow hut never shrink they aren't cysts so they don't pop. They are hard ***** of fat and quiet nasty looking I might add. I despise them sometimes I feel like Im being taken over by them. My Mom had them but she died young totally unrelated of course but my Dad says she found a couple a year and had them removed every time. My Brother has them in his arms and chest and back. I have them in my thighs, arms, stomach, breasts, chest, and back my largest to date is right over my spine so I will have that one removed. No real solutions are out there you cane have them removed 3 at a time with insurance paying, have them all removed at once with general and pay out of pocket since insurance says this is a vanity surgery. Unfortunately they do come back many times and if you are getting several a year removing them seems like a waste of money unless they are painful I have had a few that were maybe located to close to a nerve and when light pressure was applied it would send shooting pains up my arm. I have also had a few that were tender when pressed on. The only solution I have heard is liposuction now that they used lasers a skilled surgeon can get them all out and save you a lot of time and effort but again these surgeries are akin to plastic surgery for insurance :( I wish I had better news for you but hopefully this will put your mind at ease a little. If anyone does know about other possible causes or new research I would truly appreciate the info.
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