First let me start off by saying I am very frustrated. I am frustrated because I am young, in my mid-20s, and I look completely healthy on paper, so it seems as though dr's don't believe me when I tell them I feel there is something wrong with me. For the past week or so I have been finding knots or balls that I can move a little under the skin of my sides and stomach and they hurt very badly. It's like a sharp burning pain. I had a dr look at it and at first she said she couldn't even find any and then when she finally did she just basically said they're "probably" benign and couldn't give me an answer as to why it hurt so bad. On top of that, I have green stool and am often-times quite lethargic. Uncharacteristically so for someone as young as myself. Any dr's want to give me a little help here, instead of brushing me off as a hypochondriac? Thanks.
From the available history and the possible interpretation of your doctor, it is possible that you may be having lipoma or a Angiolipoma.
A lipoma is a non-cancerous tumour that is made up of fat cells. It slowly grows under the skin in the subcutaneous tissue. A person may have a single lipoma or may have many lipomas. They are very common.
Most lipomas are symptomless, but some are painful on applying pressure. Lipomas that are tender or painful are usually angiolipomas (adiposis dolorosa or Dercum disease). This means the lipoma has an increased number of small blood vessels.
In case, you are bothered by the condition then you can consult your doctor or a surgeon who can have them removed by simple excision procedure or via Liposuction.
In addition, weight loss via exercise and low fat diet to reduce the body fat content will also be helpful.
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