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pink spot

PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:32 pm
by sunburn
HI
I have had arm Lymphedema for 16 years.Two years ago I started MLD.I started wearing compression
shirts and shorts when I exercise.I noticed a pink spot on my torso at the bottom of my lat muscle 2 weeks
ago.It has changed appears and disappears.sometimes it looks like a bruise.I have stopped using compression
workout wear.The place were the spot is.is my lymph path.to the nodes in my chest and groin.My arm is doing
well.just alittle concerned about the pink spot.it is the size of 1/2 dollar.

Re: pink spot

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:50 am
by patoco
Hey Sunburn

Super welcome to our family.

Sunburn, that spot really bothers me. Have a bunch of questions to help me understand (or try to) what's going on.

Does it hurt? Is it hot, tender or spread? Has a doctor looked at it or tried to figure it out?

One reason I am asking is that it is not normal for that in terms of lymphedema - unless it is an infection - and vary vary rarely if it is some type of malignancy.

I'll be looking forward to hearing back from you.

Pat

Re: pink spot

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:07 am
by sunburn
pat
The spot is not hot or tender.but it wont move.I think its infection going to see the doc.you look at it close
and it is puffed out like a spot of lymph fluid.

Re: pink spot

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:39 am
by patoco
I am relieved you are going to see a doc.

Anytime we have something out of the ordinary, we shouldn't just associate it with lymphedema and should have it looked at seperately.

I ignored this large pinkish spot on my left leg for almost a year. Turned out to be something very bad that I should have paid attention to a lot sooner.

Pat

Re: pink spot

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:16 pm
by sunburn
Pat
I called the Doc today.I explained to him what was going on.He called me in 500mg CEPHALEXIN 2 a dAy.
I will be at my family Doc monday morning.Spot looks puffy Like a lymph trail but oval shaped.Not moving
still no pain or heat from it.The side of my torso I had surgery on 16 years ago.I do recall I lost some sensation
on that side.I am not panicking,Best way to deal with it is right here.I know its a safe place.Allot of peaple
dont understand us.or our little issues we have with out earthly shell.

peace be with you :wink:

Re: pink spot

PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:54 pm
by sunburn
went to the Doc he said I did the right thing.He said antibiotics should make it go away.
I asked him if it was cellilitus,he said it was in early stage couldnt confirm 100%. But he said
to followup in a week.

Re: pink spot

PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:42 am
by patoco
Very relieved you went :) Be sure to take all the antibiotics too.

As always keep us posted as well.

Best to ya!

Pat

Re: pink spot

PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:22 pm
by sunburn
still got the spot,The antibiotics increased 2000 mg a day.dont know what to think?

Re: pink spot

PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:28 pm
by patoco
Hey Sunburn

I don't know what to say either at this point. If the antibiotics didn't get rid of it, then it must not be an infection.

You might think of having it biopsied.

I had thie perfec round pink spot on my left leg for about a year back in 1995. When I had itbiopsied, turned out to be lymphoma....but, please, please do not think I am saying that is what you have.

I could never say that without a biopsy confirmation. Just sharing what happened to me.

Sorry it took me a couple days to answer, got unexpectidlyh admitted to the hospital Tuesday and just getting on line with the forum on my lap top today.

My very best to ya!

Pat

Re: pink spot

PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:41 pm
by sunburn
PAT
Sorry to hear you had to go to hospital.Well the spot fades white to pink off and on.
it is lymph fluid it is raised of my body like a bubble that changes flat then filled hard to describe.
I have a physical in the morning.

Re: pink spot

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:42 pm
by sunburn
well I know what it is.I have fibrosis in my side.I have been working with my MLD thrapist for a month.I need to do
allot of things exercise my abs every other day.I also have to strengthen my shoulder.work work work.The muscles
need to stretch and get the flow flowing.well it is flowing.I have learn allot in the last 6 weeks.my MLD thearpist
explained it like this.since I was not moving the fluid out of my upper back and shoulder the fluid was pooling
under the arm filling my torso.The pink spot was the tip of the problem .I have learn how to move the fluid through
my body using abdomanal exercises .I can watch the pink spot disappear. :D

Re: pink spot

PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:38 am
by patoco
Awesome Sunburn....great news :) :) :)

Pat