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Back Pain and lump, the doctor fobs me off! Help

tnpmonkeyttnpmonkey Posts: 4
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:45 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery

I have had two Pilonidal abscesses in the last 12 months. My last one was around 4 weeks ago, only a small one and I am now nearly healed.

But for around 3 weeks I could only lay on my side (mainly right side) due to pain and discomfort from the surgery.

I saw my doctor (unrelated to above) around 5 months ago about a swelling on my right side of my back, just under half way. He said it is a "fatty lump" and not to worry about it, so I just forgot about it.

3 weeks after my last surgery for the above, I am getting constant back ache in the exact same place as the swelling I have had. I went to the doctor today and told him the pain is exactly where the swelling is, it feels hot to touch and its a tiny bit sore. There is no hard lump or colouration.

He said " its just a fatty lump. It is pure coincidence that you are getting pain and its sore in the exact place of your swelling." Try to sit up straight etc Which I have been doing and it dont help at all.

He said the usual UK NHS "come back next week if it still hurts".

Is this normal? I thought it might have been a cyst or fluid but he said its not, just by looking, yet I have the symptoms of a cyst.

I said would getting heat pads help and he said No.

Any help would be great as I have not been able to get a good night sleep or be comfortable in over a month



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