Originally Posted by Cymidei Fier
First off let me say that i have posted a few times on these boards about this and even after going to the doctor i still think he is not right if anyone here has the same thing please help.
About three years ago i noticed a Quarter sized lump in my stomach on the left side it feels like a rubber ball. So i waited a few months to see if it went away and nothing it did not get any bigger at all it is still the same size. Then about 1 year ago i got another lump but this lump is on my right arm this lump is about the size of a dime and feels like a rubber ball also. So i figure ok it's time for me to go to the doctor.
So i go to my doctor he feels the lump on my stomach and says oh this is just a cyst and is no concern and then he says the same thing about the lump on my arm. I ask him how can you be so sure with no test and he says because i am a doctor and know what cancer lumps feel like.
These lumps are under the skin and i am starting to think it is what is causing me so much pain.
I have had these lumps for over 3 years and the last 6 to 8 months i have been having major chest pains 24/7 that last all day and never go away i also get upset stomach all the time.. it's like my side where the lumps are at hurt the most does this sound like cancer to you guys? I am very worried. I also just recently got a lump in my right leg about the size of a pea that feels like a rubber ball also.
I am so worried please any advice will be great.
Also sometimes i will get sick for days around the stomach area and it makes me get to the point where i can't do anything.
oh i am 23 years old 220 pounds 6'3 tall
I notice you posted this in the prostate cancer thread--is there a reason for that? The fact that you tell us that your lump has been there for a long time and it feels rubbery gives two big pieces of evidence that it's not cancer. One thing that a lot of people forget to realize, though, when it comes to lumps is that there are a lot of other things that can cause lumps in the body aside from cancer. If you press any of them, does it leave a dent in the lump which eventually corrects itself? In that case, it could be a neurofibroma. It could also be a lipoma--a collection of fat underneath the surface of the skin. They could be lymph nodes, they could also be sebaceous cysts etc. etc.
I don't think these lumps are related to your chest pain or your upset stomach at all. Describe this chest pain to me. When did it start? What does it feel like? What makes it better? What makes it worse?
Also, what do you mean by upset stomach? Diarrhea? Vomiting?