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Lipoma vs Muscle Hernia

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#1 SueVer



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Posted 21 July 2008 - 11:43 AM

Good Evening,

Can someone tell me if Lipoma or Muscle Hernia are "common" to Lichen SD? I have felt this knot just blow the skin on my Upper Left Quadrant of my Abodmen for about 7-8 months now, and have mentioned it to both my primary care physician and my gastroenterologist. Of which both thought it was a floating rib, being that they couldn't' feel it. I had a CT Scan done in Early May, 2008, which didn't show anything.

So, finally last Friday, my gastro doctor could actually feel it and has sent me to a surgeon. I met with the surgeon today and because of it's exact location, he can't tell by feeling if it's 100% lipoma or if it is a muscle that has hernaited. It is right on the very edge of the abdominal wall, so either way, because it is very painful, especially if I sit up straight or reach up for something (which at 5ft 2 inches, I reach up for everything), it has to be surgically removed.

I was just curious if I could get an idea of it's common-ness especially in Lichen SD patients.

Have a fabulous week!
Sue V.

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 12:59 PM

Hello, Sue -- welcome to the ISN Sclero Forums. I am sorry you are having problems which seem to be evading your doctors at the moment. We are not doctors and cannot diagnose anything for you. It seems that your medical advisors are beginning to zero in on the problem and I hope things are resolved for you soon. I have no personal experience with Lichen Sclerosus but it seems possible that this problem is unrelated based on what I have read. You may found the link to our page on Lichen Sclerosus or Lichen Sclerous et Atrophicus useful in your search for information. In the meantime, please let us know what you find out as you work together with your doctors for information.
Warm wishes,

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