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I have a large lipoma on my lower back. I've had a MRI, the doc looked at it and said nothing to worry about. I'm a nurse, I'm on my feet and at the end of my shift my lower back is pounding, my hips are hurting and my lower back will spasm. So in the meantime i take Naproxen, flexeril. These no longer help. Maybe another MRI is needed? Why does it seem to get bigger one day and feel the same other days?

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    Hi I found out about five years ago I have fatty tumor on my lower back I think I may have another and the one I have is getting larger I have been experiencing thigh,knee and calf pain I was wondering if this was the norm. for this condition not to mention the excruitiating back pain my doctor said they wouldnt cause pain at all.

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      I have very similar symptoms and constant issues with back pain.

      My problems seemed to have been triggered by a road accident some 5 years ago where I injured my neck.

      Things soon started to cause problems of which I have had a few nerve denovations. Over the years I have had so many appointments with various experts, MRI

      scans and all shows as ok. The common problem I have constantly been complaint of is the amount of lipomas all over my torso. No doctors or specialists have given the lipomas any real consideration and none will discuss zDercums?

      Currently I am taking 600 mg of pregabalin topped up with NASDs.

      Things at times are so bad that I feel like giving up work and crawling under a stone somewhere.

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      i have recently had a large tangerine sized one removed from my lower back and it made a huge difference and one removed from the back of my knee and such a improvement when driving these were both done in 2 half hour sesions no issues
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      I agree about taking turmeric, it has helped me a great deal. But all turmeric is not equal, be sure to use a good quality product containing pepperine to aid absorption. Also speak with your doctor first as turmeric can interact with some medications. For example, turmeric thins the blood and probably shouldn't be taken with other blood thinning drugs.

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      How many milligrams of turmeric were you taking and how much do you weigh? Cause if I weigh more, then I should probably use more. I have a painful lump that started growing under scar from previous cyst surgery.
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      Hello, I’m glad that you finally got someone to listen & help you w/your lipoma problem. My husband is currently going thru the excruciating pain & feels like no one is listening to him. Who did you see? What type of doctor/specialist was it & where? We live in Las Vegas & can’t seem to get anyone to believe what’s going on. Your help will be greatly appreciated. DM

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      Hi there, I have a suggestion to help your husband. Email me at: tosha at (I don't want any spam bots getting my email - ha!)

      Moderator comment: I have removed the email address as we do not publish these in the forums. If users wish to exchange contact details please use the Private Message service.

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    hi i had a lipoma on my back the doctor removed it. it grows because it gets infected wen ur moving about it fills up with fluid you should go back to your docter.x

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    [quote=\"T.\"]I have a large lipoma on my lower back. I've had a MRI, the doc looked at it and said nothing to worry about. I'm a nurse, I'm on my feet and at the end of my shift my lower back is pounding, my hips are hurting and my lower back will spasm. So in the meantime i take Naproxen, flexeril. These no longer help. Maybe another MRI is needed? Why does it seem to get bigger one day and feel the same other days?

    hi, lipomas usually do not interfere with normal pelvic-spinal function, you should ease off the NSAIDs, ice pack it frequently post-shift and consult your chiropractor. it is possible that the tone of underlying tissues wil vary day to day, so that when you feel the lipoma, it will feel bigger if the soft tissues are in spasm and smaller when not.

    take care

    paul

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      Hi just wandering did you end up getting it removed. I have been dealing with 1 in my lower back very painful some days I'm in that much pain I can't even get out of bed. Waiting to see a surgeon.

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      Hey gaynor, I am not the person you asked about the removal but I saw your post and wanted to say I had a large lypoma removed from my upper back around my neck. It was pressing against the area that was hurting my shoulder and neck so it was sort of not an option. The surgery was very simple, in and out in about 5 hours. My scar is about 4 inches long but that is nothing since I am full of scars...haha. It was a little tough to sleep at night for the first week because I like to sleep on my back so I had to make sure I was like on my side but other then that it healed very quickly and glad I had it done. Hope all goes well with you. <>--

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      I had six lipomas on lower back/buttocks. One was very large (volume of 1cup) and pressing on sciatica. I got to where I could hardly walk. Immediately after removal, the pain was alleviated. I do have more that have formed but not where the others were. I am thinking about have at least 4-6 more taken out. I have trouble sleeping and lots of back and hip pain with them. I may try turmeric first.
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    hi i have several lipomas in my back , at the top of my knee caps and one over my wrist i have no idea why their there and what causes them-but about 15 years ago i had several taken out from my back as like a lot of people i was having a lot of pain, i can say i didnt get the pain after nor did i get any post-op pain, but having spoken to the surgeon after he confirmed what they were and told me there is really no need to remove them as they groe back---- and yep their back but i dont get pain now maybe they were paushing on a nerve or something in the past, but i try to forget their there now. hope this is of some help.
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    hi i have recently had surgery to remove a large lipoma on the small of my back, it had been there for almost 13 years and had become increasingly painful, many doctors over the years had told me that it was 'normal' and something i had to live with but i can sympathise with anyone who is finding thiers painful, i was in agony with severe back ache sore hips and a constant bruised feeling, my advice to you is seek out a doctor that is willing to remove the offending lump, i am 2 days post op now and although sore from surgery can already feel a difference in my back. and i actually can see a difference, cannot wait to wear tight waistbands, something that i have had to avoid for years! good luck with any removals!
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