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Old 03-01-2009, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I have one on my wrist, if I am thinner its more noticeable. I haven't had it removed but I hope to get thin enough now that my back is better that it will need to come out.

I do hope everyone who is having this problem gets better with it.
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Old 03-04-2009, 04:32 PM
 
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Default Lipoma

I had a lipoma removed on my back in October of 2008. My back still hurts. I woke from a deep sleep last night with pain .The pain is similar to what an above poster described. It is deep throbbing and at times it is sharp and stabbing. At times it feels like a carpet burn. The scar is approximately 4 inches long.

Anyone know a possible cause for the lingering pain? Is this normal? What should I do?

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Old 03-04-2009, 05:32 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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Citygirl443; Not sure where your lipoma was. Anywhere on the back away from the spine would just be a healing process and your laying on the back while sleeping...a constant pressure on it will wake you up.

On the other hand if it was in the spine area then there would be a nerve damage or nerve regeneration going on.

I had a Laminectomy on my spine (6in scar) last Aug and still have a lot of pain similiar to what you describe but in my foot and not the back area. Sleeping on my back causes pressure on the nerves that react on the foot.

Like I said...anywhere on the back will take time...4in cut was probably a little deep inside and will have to heal from the inside outwards as the doctors told me in my case.

Take it easy and wish you well. Steve
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:48 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Has anyone ever had one in their armpit?
I was showering today and found a lump, not towards my breast, towards my elbow but under my arm
I had a mammo about 2 weeks ago, while I felt like she bruised me, it never got black & blue, today I have a lump, almost feels like it's in a vein.
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Living on 10 acres in Oklahoma
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Roselvr:
Are you sure it's not in your lymph node (they can get up intot he arm put area)? I would call your mamographer and express your concerns. Other than that...monitor it closely.
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:22 AM
 
Location: NJ
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No, not sure if it's a lymph node. My hubby looked at it yesterday, he agrees it appears to be in the vein.
Gonna see what happens tomorrow then will make a decision on what to do.
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:52 PM
 
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I had a lipoma removed from the side of face 2 years ago and used vitamin e soft gel pills break open put on scar WORKS EXCELLENT! Can not even see scar. I go in this week have another lipoma on torso under arm. This sucker hurts! Forgot about it seemed to grow over night! size of golfball.
Cant wait to get it out. I agree that you should remove them when they are small and not wait for them to become painfull or worse. Good luck to all. LIPOMAS SUCK!!
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:02 AM
 
Location: South Tampa
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Thanks for posting this information. I have a lypoma on my back, about the size of my palm, that I am having removed by a plastic surgeon. It's in an uncomfortable spot, a little under my shoulder blade, where my bra strap hits.
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:24 PM
 
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Default Thanks for the responses.

(Regarding my lipoma removal with the 4 inch scar in October 2008 that still hurts)


What would I do about the pain other than wait it out?

If there is nerve damage can that be repaired?

Would scar revision help?

Update: I had a steroid shot which helped for about two weeks. Now the pain has returned.

Thanks for your help.

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Old 03-18-2009, 08:28 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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Citygirl: Nerves have to regenerate on their own which takes time.

On my spinal surgery was told anywhere from 6-18 months healing time. It was last Aug so still have a yr to go. I wash my car and the twisting motion at my waist shows up that night and next day with a higher pain level. Normal 10 scale level I'm normally between 4-6 then it jumps to a 6-8 level after washing the car. The hospital gave me a support to wear around my waist which stiffens my back that does help to feel better the following day.

As for pain...don't take any aspirin...try over the counter Acetaminophen 500 mg for the pain as it is a NON ASPIRIN and will not hurt the stomach. Anywhere from (1-3) 2 or 3 times a day at the most. A nurse at the VA hospital told me not to take over 3000 mg a day but I have a problem where some pain pills do not help me. I do take 3 pills at bedtime that helps to relax the pain impulses and allows me to sleep better. Best you try a small dose to see what works best for your sleep pain.

Walmart has a 500 capsule bottle for less then 7 dollars...I buy two at a time.

Wish you well. Steve
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