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In 1988, I developed a lump in my right breast. I was in my mid twenties and while I pointed it out to my doctors -- no one was alarmed. Finally in 1991, I started to have some pain associated and I decided to take it more seriously and sought the consultation of a breast surgeon. At my behest, he took the lump out and the biopsy read "dense fibrous tissue". Many people have fiber cystic tissue, but the lumps in my breasts were different shapes, hard and many. Size would change depending on stress, menstrual cycle and caffeine consumption and sometimes they felt tender, but most of the time I didn't feel them! In the following years, my gynecologists referred me to breast oncologists for my check ups, because the lumps are too many and the tissue is so unclear, they did not want the liability. I started having mammograms when I was 34, and the comment was my “mammograms look like a snow storm!” I started to ask &q...
Calling All Diabetics: Anyone have stubborn, pesky lumps at old injection sites they can't get rid of? Lumps that may reduce in size but still remain despite years of avoiding the injection site area(s)? I have three particularly stubborn lumps that I've had for over ten years. These lumps (fancy term: lipohypertrophy) are located on my left upper arm, right quadrant of my abdomen, and a small lump on a cheek ('nuf said).
Disclaimer: I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 1989 and injected "Regular" and "Lente" insulin at least twice daily for many, many years.
While I am on an insulin pump, I tend to avoid the abdomen area for sites because of this reason. Diabetics who've been around for a while like me have likely dealt with this issue at one point or another. Lumps at various injection sites was a major problem with the older so called "impure" insulins, and while the problem improved quite a bit with the advent of "better" insulins over the years, it is not ...
Pain - foot
Apply ice to reduce pain and swelling. Do this just after an activity that aggravates your pain.
Elevate your painful foot as much as possible.
Reduce activity until the problem improves.
Wear foot pads in areas of friction or pressure. This will prevent rubbing and irritation.
Take over-the-counter pain medicine, like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Try this for 2 to 3 weeks (unless you have a history of an ulcer, liver disease, or other condition that does not allow you to take one of these drugs).
For plantar warts, try an over-the-counter wart removal preparation.
For calluses, soak in warm water and then rub them down with a pumice stone. Do NOT cut or burn corns or calluses.
For foot pain caused by a stress fracture, an extended rest period is often necessary. Crutches may be used for a week or so to take the pressure off, if your foot is particularly painful.
For foot pain due to plant...
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