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Author Topic: Yikes bubbles on my legs  (Read 2524 times)

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Offline Ravhyn

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Yikes bubbles on my legs
« on: April 11, 2010, 01:18:01 PM »
Hello everyone. I am on Norvir, Truvada, and Rayatez.  I've been taking them for 11 days this morning when I was shaving my legs I noticed that on my left leg there are three bubbles under the skin best way I can explain them.  they dont itch and they dont hurt so I'm not complaining I just want to make sure there not dangerous. There not hard like a boil there soft like water filled, and there not red or inflamed.  It's just lumps under the skin.  Only on my legs. 

Is it just a side effect? does anyone else have it, or is it a sign of something else and should I be concerned to call my doc or just wait it out till my may appointment?
April 2006 - Sero-Conversion
December 2009 - Diagnosed
Jan 2010- VL 3,800 CD4 152
Summer 2010 VL UD, CD4 over 200
September 2010 VL UD, CD4 324
March 2011 VL UD, CD4 477
May 2011 VL UD, 338

Offline Inchlingblue

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Re: Yikes bubbles on my legs
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2010, 02:35:12 PM »
It's hard to diagnose these things online and you should probably get it looked at but based on your description it sounds like lipoma (not to be confused with lymphoma@!). They are basically benign tumors composed of fatty tissue.

I also have a couple of small ones on my legs (on the outer portion, about 5 inches above the ankle), they're not very noticeable at all and are totally painless. I had them before I started meds and they have remained sort of the same, not gotten any noticeably better or worse.

It's hard to say if this is HIV-related or not. They are seen in the general population, in people who don't have HIV.

Here's a little more info:


« Last Edit: April 11, 2010, 08:18:50 PM by Inchlingblue »

Offline lforsyth

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Re: Yikes bubbles on my legs
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2010, 09:39:11 AM »
Thanks for the links Inchingblue. I too have one large lump above my right knee that appeared a few years ago.  My Dr. said it was just a fatty tumor.  Still, I'd like to get it removed. Glad I looked around in the forums this morning.
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