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By October 29, 2011 - 10:48am
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I am always extremely tired, no energy. I take vyvanse 70 mg(ADHD) and it use to give me energy but doesn't anymore. I am 49 years old 5 feet 9 inches tall and weight 208 lbs. I have no sex drive. My last period was a last June and it only comes around when I am taking a vacation. Seriously! Now, I have this knot deep in the skin of my right buttock. Not a pimple. No red mark on my skin. Just a knot as big as a goose egg and getting bigger. It's effecting my right leg causing shoots of pain and tingling. I am falling apart. I have tricare and my doctor called it a hemotoma. I just had an ultra sound. I don't know what to tell my doctor and she appears to be tooo busy to listen to my rambling. Need to find another doctor.
I hope you can point me into the right direction.
Tanya Kamka

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Lipoma. Sorry, got those words mixed up. I have a consultation on Monday with the surgeon regarding the MRI.I was in the tube for 45 minutes when the Tech pulled me out and said, "I just read in your file that you have to have the injection to detect any foreign bodies." So, we had to start all over.

December 9, 2011 - 5:38am
(reply to tanyak1962)

Oh man! What a bummer-- at least you had it done the same day and it didn't get delayed any longer.

Hope you're well,


December 9, 2011 - 9:45am

Hi TankyaK,

Do you mean that he didn't think it was a Lipoma? or Lymphoma? An MRI will give your doctor more information than an UltraSound can give. Please keep us posted after you've had your MRI and know what your results are. 

Good Luck!


December 2, 2011 - 8:34am

I had a visit with the surgeon. He stated that he didn't think it was a Lymphoma because of the pain and numbness. Yet, he never looked at the Ultra sound. He said that I needed to have an MRI. What was the point of the Ultra Sound if no one was going to look at the results?


December 1, 2011 - 5:20pm

Lipoma seems like a likelier possibility than a hematoma, based on what you described in your original post. Lipomas are actually more firm than they are soft-- so your diagnosis based on the ultrasound seems to be accurate. 

Lipomas can be removed at your request-- although not medically necessary because they aren't harmful to your health. If it is painful or growing, then this is something that should be addressed to your doctor and it should then be removed. For the most part, other than it not being appealing to the eye, the lipoma is basically just a lump of fat.

Please do keep us posted after your appointment on the 28th!



November 8, 2011 - 6:35am

Thanks, I made an appointment with a Gynecologist who specializes in Menopause. My ultrasound came back and the doctor said that it was a lipoma. Based on my studies on the net.. it's suppose to be soft.. my feels hard and it's suppose to be close to the skin and mine is not plus it isn't suppose to cause any pain but mine is sitting on some nerves and shooting pain down my leg. I have an appointment on the 28th to talk to a surgeon about my options.
I am looking forward to your input.. thanks!

November 6, 2011 - 11:04am

Hi tanyak1962,

A Hematoma is usually caused by trauma (mainly), leaking blood vessels, or blood thinners.

Did your doctor diagnose you with a Hematoma before or after the ultrasound? And if it was before, do you know the outcome of the ultrasound?

If necessary, do find another doctor. Not because I think your doctor is doing a poor job, but because it is extremely important to be able to communicate with your doctor and if you don't feel like you can do that then you aren't receiving optimum care.

Please keep me updated,


October 29, 2011 - 12:00pm
(reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

The doctor diagnosed it before the ultrasound. I had the ultrasound yesterday. I circled it with a big magic marker. I should know the outcome next week.
I should have researched the doctor before making the appointment. She has several bad reviews. I told her I don't visit the doctor very often but have a few things I wanted to talk to her about. She said she only had time for one. :( That was a big red flag for me.
I will keep you updated. I greatly appreciate your input. I am thinking I should look for a doctor that specializes in women that have no energy, menopausal and ADHD. Any suggestions on what that doctor would be called? :)

October 29, 2011 - 12:53pm
(reply to tanyak1962)

Oh Tanya,

Run as fast as you can from a doctor that makes diagnoses based on no evidence and tells you that she only has time for one concern. She sounds like she cares more about how many patients she can get through her door than about the level of care she can provide for them.

The kind of doctor you want to see is a Gynecologist who specializes in Menopause, An Endocrinologist, or a General Practitioner that specializes in Women's Health. As long as you feel comfortable with your doctor, their knowledge, and care then that's all that matters. Try to find someone that a friend may recommend or who has great reviews online.

Best of luck-- keep us posted with your u/s results.


November 3, 2011 - 7:17am
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