the hard spot seems scaly like feels like skin is dead or dying, its real hard, if i put hands left an right of stomach an push them together it feels like a large mass 8 inches long an 6inches from pelvic area to bellybutton, this is so hard for me to deal with, I am single parent with 2 kids an they need me and I'm terrified of surgeries, I have asked my doctor so many times an she says i need to see a surgeon yet nothing ever happens, i have spent hours on my pc trying to figure out what it is so I can suggest something but i really cant narrow this one down. I do wonder if its a mass like a syst, I had 2 removed one from face by eye which has returned an a new one is now below my eye a inch over from old ones location. but if it was a syst why when i awake is the hard spot so much smaller then it is after im upright? I went to a local er an they said obese people sometimes get a fluid build up in stomach like this they dont know why they think its a layer trying to protect that area. I did take antibiotics for 5 days once just to see if i saw a difference an to me it got smaller during the time i was on the antibiotic, im lost. any suggestions? Oh btw i am not a diabetic an i take oxycodone an methadone for chronic pain in low back, i also take amlodipine for blood pressure,simvastatin for cholesterol and inhalers for asthma, I also have massive stomach cramps when I feel the need to have a bm, it is my only warning that I have to use the bathroom I feel no normal desire to go.
This morning I paid more attention to the mass when I got up from laying down 6hrs, even the head skin spot was all soft almost as if nothing was wrong there at all, as I sit here now at pc the hard spot is back, that is what makes me believe the fluid answer I got from that ER doctor, dam I'm confised on this one :(
Sorry I don't have an answer for you. My son has something simular to what you describe. He is superobese, about 600 pounds. He also has a growth/herina or something that is close to basketball size UNDER his stomach. I am taking him to the doctor tomorrow. Seems like when it comes to the really obese people doctors just don't have a answer or doesn't try to even find one.
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