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What are Fibroid tumors? do they hurt?

Asked by jazmina88 (11647points) September 4th, 2010

I have crazy lumps that grow fast, on my arms, on now my knee. I cant move my right arm well and now my left elbow has tons of them. Are they fibroids? I do have fibromyalgia. They guy I go to that talks above your head and around in circles, and nobody else is making sense to me. I’ve had an mri of one arm amd 1 surgeon said go to PT and come back and maybe we could open up your arm and take them out. I also have them growing in a torn bicep. My new PCP, whom I actually trust, said thats a big undertaking.

I’ve kinda given up completely. I dont have a life anymore.
any ideas??

I went to Physical Therapy over a year and a half. they also said fibro can cause bulging discs…..

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JLeslie's avatar

I wonder if this link might help. There are links within the document that might be useful also. I usually think of uterine fibroids when the term is used, because uterine fibroids are so common. They typically do not cause pain, but can depending on where they are.

janbb's avatar

Yes, I had them in my uterus at a certain point. They wee not painful but did cause heavy bleeding. I had them surgically removed on a day stay surgery basis. I have not heard of them elsewhere. If you are not getting the help you need from your doctor, maybe you could look for another in your health plan or a referral to a specialist. It sounds like you are in pain and need help; I feel for you. I switched gynecologists three times until I got one that was helpful.

jazmina88's avatar

my are not gynecological. and I switched doctors. this year. they are better, but no answers. been to 3 surgeons, 2 orthopedic.

janbb's avatar

Yes, I heard that yours are not gynecological; my main point is to keep trying doctors until you find one that can help you. Maybe a referral to a specialist in the field?

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