Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
131 Doctors are Online

Have painful multiple lumps around diaphragm. STD test showed c pneumonia IGg positive. Worriosome

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General Surgeon
Practicing since : 2008
Answered : 5367 Questions
Multiple lumps some painless a few painful just around the diaphram. thes have been increasing in number since past 2 months. Have a skin errupition on both ankles (itching, white scales, looks like red spots when washed). No other abnormalities. heavy smoker since 4 years. got a STD panel test done whiich was negative except for c pneumonia IGg positive. Family history of lypomas and psoriasis (uncle).
Posted Tue, 13 Nov 2012 in Lymphoma
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 3 hours later

Thank you for the query.

What do mean by "around the diaphragm"? Mostly by tumors around the diaphragm we do understand some lumps inside abdominal cavity like abscesses or enlarged lymph nodes.
I assume that you mean some lumps on your soft tissues of the abdomen. If so, such lumps can be lipomas or sebaceous cysts (which are very common at smokers). Only sebaceous cysts can be painful when get infected. Such lumps needs to be removed. The best way to get to know what are you dealing with is ultrasound. It is very hard to tell not seeing it. If you could attach the photo, it would be easier to help you.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Oncologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor