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What is the cause and treatment for lumps throughout the body ?

Hi my name is XXX and I just got home from seeing a Dermatologist that I waited 6 months to see. When i got there she said she didnt know what is was and referred me to a plastic surgeon to have a biopsy done. I am a 21yo female who has for the last 2 years been growing colorless bumps all over my calves and shins. I lost about 30 lbs before I noticed these bumps.I first noticed one on my neck , my doctor dismissed it as nothing, I then returned to him with a second bump on my neck, again dismissed. I then began growing them on my legs and now have between 15-20 dime-sized to golf-ball sized bumps all over my calves and shins. They are squishy to the touch and do not move with the skin . Through my own personal research I came to the conclusion that it may be a Lipoma . Any help is appreciated, as I have waited 6 months to get yet another I Dont Know . I am very concerned with them as they seem to be multiplying quite rapidly. I have grown 2 brand new ones in i d say 2-3 months, and these are the largest of all. Please and thank you for all your help! (The photos i have added are from about 1 year ago and the bumps are larger and I have many more all over my legs, I have yet to look anywhere else on my body)
Asked On : Fri, 2 Mar 2012
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The problem you are suffering from is a hereditary one. It could be multiple lipomatosis if the the lumps are soft and slip under your fingers. If they are fixed and a bit firm then it could be neurofibromatosis.
I would suggest you to get a FNAC done. (Fine needle aspiration cytology). It is advisable you consult a general surgeon rather than wasting time seeing a dermatologist.
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