have a question so hopefully someone knows the answer.Hi have something on my fore arm looks like lipoma the dr figured it was.Then i went to see the plastic surgeon. He said it was lipoma.My family doctor to be safe gave me a blood test and an MRI. Results for the M ... [More] ri came back and my doctor told me today hes not sure but the mri results came back and the so called lipoma didints look like a lipoma it was alittle to big for lipoma and my doctor wanted me to get it take out and that i serious should.he said it could be a muscle cancer any one know the name of the cancer hes talking about? I had the first bump for probably about two years.2nd bump is really small but i noticed growing just this year about an inch from the other one.Both bumps are dom shaped not that big but if i press on them it can sort hurt a wee bit.I know when i had an altra sound done on it the nurse doing it said there was blood around it . Any hope would be great im kinda worried and search for answers
I was just about 25 when the first one appeared on my elbow, shortly followed by another on my forearm. The MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) did not concusively show that it was lipoma but the doctors by way of ultra-sound concluded that it was. It too was surrounded by blood and classified as agiolipoma (which means a lipoma with alot of blood vessels) and had alot of connective tissue. Now, some people only develop one or two. On the other hand others, like myself that to date, have had over 83 lipoma removed, I stopped having them removed because 2-3 regrow in place of them. Not to say that this can or will happen to you. As previously stated, you may only have those two and that will be it!
There are several types of Lipoma (single or double) and Lipomatosis (multiple). I suggest that you look at www.lipomadoc.org. You may have a spontanious non-familial case of lipoma (if no one in your family has ever had a lipoma).
What really can be dangerous about this is if cancer runs in your family. SOME, not all, GP's will consider all tumorous presences lipomas and not even consider the possiblity that they could be something else. My cousin faced this, she only had 3 tumors, well one ended up being dermatafibrosarcoma protuberence (sp?) (almost fatal). The only reason she found out was because she finally had it removed for cosmetic reasons. So, you see, it is a double edged sword. She was only 29 when this occurred. Please, do not assume the worste thing. Stress can actually cause more lipoma to occurr (it is believed that the endocrine system is somehow envolved). Do some research, contact me if you have more questions.. check on www.lipomadoc.org and go from there. There are alot more reference points from there to start from on your journey. Good luck, God speed. Rob
Hey Rob. Thanks for all the information ive been doing alot of research on youtube and seeing how the operation takes place and any info i could find on lipoma. Sounds alot like i could have that But still very worried mines dom shaped not painfull unless i press on it and not really painfull more just sore.Mines about the size of a large grabe but flat not supper big.Then i have another one about an inch from the other one and thats ones lil .neather of them are big .I got the first one about two years or maybe longer has not really grown much bigger im not sure if thats a good thing but the other lump probably just formed this year .But the .2nd lump has no pain at all. probably cause its just lil. The lump is not really hard like i can press on it .My sisters a nurse she said its not a hard hard one like most cancer lumps but who knows .I just hope everything gos ok my operation is monday so im scared.. You gave me alot of good advice rob and trust me your helping it out alot i really need good support .My friends are really coming threw for me kinda nice to see people are worried about me .Im pretty worried to .but who knows.what will happen tomorrow will tell
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