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 Anxious that I might have liposarcoma. Appreciate advice.
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PostPosted: 3/10/17 Friday, 8:35 pm 
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About two years ago I had a lipoma on the front of my body, above my upper left ribs. It had been there for years, but it finally started to hurt so I had it removed. No issues.

I have one now in a somewhat similar spot, but on the right side of my ribs, also on the front of my body. This one immediately presented with pain. I discovered it last week when I felt bruising, though I do not know how long it was actually there. The good news is that it wiggles rather freely. I cant see it, but I can clearly feel it when I palpate the area. This is MUCH easier done when standing up, rather than laying down, which is weird. I measured the length of the mass, and it's easily less than an inch. Maybe half an inch. Much smaller in width, though I do not know how deep it is.

What freaks me out is the sudden appearance of it, the fact that it came with pain, feeling like a bruise to the touch, and that I feel itching, fullness, or pain in the area throughout the day (though I could just be hyper aware. I am diagnosed with hypochondriasis). What also freaks me out is that it feels like it actually might be two. One long oval shaped one with a pea sized lipoma just south of it. This makes me think satellite tumor, therefore metastasis, therefore liposarcoma.

I saw an urgent care doctor and he told me he thought it was some sort of an injury, but maybe a lipoma. I then went to my family care doctor who at first had trouble finding it, but when I guided his hand he was certain it was lipoma. The issue I have is that my doctor appears not to know much about liposarcoma. He insists that if it were liposarcoma, it would just be eating all tissue in sight. He's never seen liposarcoma, but his wife (who is a physician) has, and it "ate the patients breast." When I compare scientific literature and testimonies online to what he's saying, it doesn't add up. He also seems particularly non-chalant, because he says the average adult has six lipomas. I've read that only 1-2 percent of the population has them.


tl;dr

I'm scared I have liposarcoma. I've had one lipoma in the past and now have a new one.

Good news:

1. Less than an inch in length, even smaller in width.
2. I've had a benign lipoma before.
3. My grandfather's chest was covered in lumps, which we believe were lipomas (he didn't like doctors). So I have a genetic predisposition to this, maybe.
4. It wiggles easily.

Bad news:

1. It feels like a bruise to the touch.
2. It's making the area around it hurt, itch, and feel full.
3. I am a hypochondriac.
4. Trust issues with doctors.
5. There may be a satellite tumor.

I appreciate any thoughts, advice, reassurances, or anything else.


God bless,

Ken



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 Re: Anxious that I might have liposarcoma. Appreciate advice
PostPosted: 3/10/17 Friday, 8:38 pm 
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I'll add some about me.

I'm 29
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about 6 feet/183 CM
232 pounds/105.23
Currently losing weight on a low carb diet with lots of exercise.


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