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What can cause pain in fatty tissues?

I am morbidly obese. My question is:I have a lot of pain (especially when touched) in what seems to be the fatty tissue, especially in the upper legs (thighs) and the upper arms. I can also feel nodule underneath the skin (not sure if in fat of facia) and if these are pressed, the pain is tremendous, often radiating all over. I also have difficulty losing weight - I know every obese person says this, and I don't say I can't lose weight at all, but I do it much more slowly than others, whether the diet is Weight Watchers assorted type of Atkins low carb and no matter how much I exercise.  Is it normal for fatty tissue to be painful? My sister is obese, too, and she doesn't have pain.
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maybe a lipoma.
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Hello~I would see your physician regarding the pain you are having and the nodules. This is not normal even for over-weight people. You need to have some blood work done.

You may have a sluggish thyroid which could be the reason that none of the diets you tried have worked. Also, eating in between meals can be a culprit even when on a diet.
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