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Thank you for the question and providing some history. I will start by discussing some of the points you brought up.
Your question is "Is this thickening of the fibrous tissue?" By this, I think you are asking if the various lumps on your body are caused by fibrous tissue thickening? Well, the short answer is no. Let me explain - Adenomas of the breast are made of glandular and fibrous breast tissue. They may grow. But, typically soft lumps on other parts of the body are Lipomas, and these are made of fatty tissue. I will explain what the conditions you have been diagnosed with normally behave. Changes that you have that are different, may indicate a different problem.
You mention that you were diagnosed with Fibroadenoma of the breast last year and you were diagnosed with Fibromyalgia at age 17. (These two conditions are not known to be related to each, although they have similar sounding names due to the use of the root term 'fibro'. Fibromyalgia was named before they knew anything about what it was - but there are no fibrous lumps with Fibromyalgia).
You also mention that you are recently noticing areas in your thighs that have been sensitive for up to 5 years, now have increased sensitivity after starting jogging a few weeks ago. You also mention pain in the hips, knees, and shoulder and neck area "most of the time"
Without seeing you for testing, we can only speculate about what might be going on by the symptoms you have told us about. New lab test and imaging studies (such as ultrasound, mammogram and possibly others are needed to evaluate the status of the fibroadenoma - and to check the other lumps you mention that are in you back and thigh). Blood or laboratory test are needed to look for inflammation markers and conditions such as arthritis and to see if any abnormalities of any other type are found.
If you do not have insurance, then it is important for you to get into your states federally funded health care system. Usually these clinics are available through your local health department. Some branches have adult clinics and child clinics, but they may not have them both at each branch, and/or the clinics may not be open every single day. So you will need to look up the centers in your area and find out where their are adult clinics in your area and on what days. Here is a link that will help you find the clinics in your area by zip code:
These clinics may ask for income and then base your payment by the amount of income you have. If you have very little, you will be charged nothing except maybe a 10 or 20 dollar co-pay. This is much less expensive than it would be to go to a private physicians office without insurance.
As I mentioned earlier, Fibromyalgia, is actually "mis-named". When a person has fibromyalgia, they often have pain in various muscle groups. But there are not any actual fibrous lumps. So the lumps that you are experiencing elsewhere on your body are not from fibromyalgia. They could be lipomas or dermatofibromas. Lipomas are fatty tissue lumps that are harmless unless they start to press on a nerve. Dermatobibromas usually occur due to a prior injury in the area. With Lipomas, it is unusual for them to be painful. If lipomas seem to be growing and/or are painful, then they should be evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible.
In recent years, many people with fibromyalgia have been found to actually have a vitamin D deficiency. This is one thing that will need to be checked when you see the doctor. In the mean time you can work at getting more vitamin D containing products into your system. As long as you don't burn too easily, consider getting out in the sun 10 minutes per day at least. The skin manufactures vitamin D only when exposed to natural sunlight. Here is some other information I took from an article for you on vitamin D sources (http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-HealthProfessional/)
Other ways to get vitamin D are: Egg yolks, seafood oil, beef liver, and wild-caught oily seafood. Blue seafood, tuna, spanish mackerel in addition to fish give the most prominent levels of vitamin D. Smaller amounts are present in dark leafy vegetables. Fortified foods are a major dietary source of vitamin D. While milk and soya milk are fortified with vitamin D, dairy products made from milk such as curd, cheese, yogurt are usually not fortified.
Regarding the pain that you feel in your hips, knees, and shoulder/neck area. This type of pain is fairly common. It can be due to tension in the muscle, strains in the muscle or joint, or from injury. It could be due to arthritis (doubtful at your young age, but again would need testing in order to confirm whether there is arthritis in the joints or if this is due to fatigue or stress of the muscles themselves that support the joints)
Stress and tension will aggravate fibromyagia pain, as well create tension muscular pain that can occur in anyone in the shoulder/neck and joints . So if there is a lot of stress in your life (and with a young baby, we know you have at least one major stressor) it can help to find new ways to manage the stress, so that it does not aggravate your physical condition. This is a very good source for you to learn how to do this:
Getting started in a program of stretches will help fibromyalgia and other conditions causing pain in the muscles and joints. Yoga or pilates are popular now. But along with being popular, yoga has been around thousands of years - this practically proves its helpfulness. (The deep breathing along with tensing, stretching and then relaxing of the muscles in a systematic way actually causes the muscles to stretch and then relax more deeply because of the greater oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange in the muscles - this allows more energy to get to the muscle from oxygen because of deeper inhalation of oxygen when the muscle is tense and release of wastes through carbon dioxide when the muscle relaxes)
It is great that you have started a physical activity program. Exercise is very helpful for muscle pain as well. My main critique is that running may not be the best form of exercise for you if you have hip, knee, and shoulder/neck area pain.
Of course by all means if running is something you love continue it, because their can be great benefits, but make sure you have good shock absorbing shoes and stretching before and after running is important to prevent further joint pain from muscle strain.
If running, is too hard to keep up with due to pain, consider rapid walking or race walking (is less traumatic on joints), Bicycling (get an upright bicycle with cushy tires so that it will not bother your shoulders), and swimming is the very best, ***** ***** have a convenient place to swim.
To summarize, you must get in to see a doctor sooner, rather than later, because you have noticed new lumps it sounds like, and some of them are sore. Both in the breast and on the body, these symptoms need to be evaluated any time there is a change, and it sounds like the lumps on your back and thigh are new. If the lumps in the breast have changed or have not been evaluated in some time, they need to be checked as well.
I've tried to give you information on other things you can do to deal with the pain. Especially the vitamin D information should be helpful for you, if you are actually found to be low in vitamin D. If you are not ever out in the sun and don't eat the types of foods listed above, there is a big chance that you are low in this vitamin.
But my main concern is that you have lumps that have changed, and this is not typical for fibromyalgia, so this is a different condition that you need to have evaluated.
Regarding getting in to see a doctor, let me know if you have any trouble with the government supported clinics and finding one in your area, and I'll help you with this.
Please feel free to reply with any follow up questions that you have.
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