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I think that I would be tempted to get another opinion. There is a possibility that it could be nothing but a fatty tumor, but the fact is, it is worrying you, and you as a patient are not satisfied. Usually you will be the first to know when something is not right with you. One of the first things a medical person is taught is to listen to their patient. If the lump is sore and is not going away, then it is time that you find someone that is willing to listen to your concerns. You know your body better than anyone, and it all boils down to the fact that it is still there, it is bothering you, and to date...nothing has been done to identify it. In my opinion I would find someone else that will listen to your concerns, and take care of it once and for all.
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We understand your desire to get as much information aspossible.Yet, while it is realistic to get advice and possible options on a forum likethis -- Please realize that expecting to end up with an accurate and/or complete diagnosis from a forum isjust not realistic.There are probably dozens of possible causes for your lump -- ranging fromcommon to rare.. However, no matter how long or exhaustive a list weprovide you -- you will still be no closer than you are right now to an exactdiagnosis.It is both scary and frustrating when Doctors can't make a definitive diagnosis-- trust me -- it frustrates them as well.This is not what you want to hear -- but, when the doctors are stumped -- theonly logical next step is to see another Doc.Think about it -- two or more doctors haven't managed to pin down the cause --even with the advantage of being able to actually examine you, and do an x-ray andperhaps other tests. This being the reality, you won't -- with anything approaching absolutecertainty -- find the cause on this forum.BotXXXXX XXXXXne: You need a second opinion. Why not see a generalsurgeon and ask about having the lump removed because it is uncomfortable and worrisome. Ask that the lump be biopsied (either before or after removal) theresults will (either way) add to your peace-of-mind.Of course, if you still choose to wait it out (and I don't recommend that you doso) -- if the lump continues to grow -- or the discomfort related to it worsens-- the only reasonable action is to go to a Doctor.Let me know if you need more input. If not, thanks for the opportunity toassist you... I would really appreciate your honoring my efforts by 'pushingthe button' and Accepting this answer.Good Luck!Steve