Dercum’s Disease

Posted by vowelmistress @vowelmistress, Jun 13 2:46pm

I am having pain in my feet and ankles. I do have dercum’s and I am wondering if the lipomas in my legs can cause this? Also are there any surgeons in the Eau Claire area who specialize in liposuction for dercum’s patients?

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Hi @vowelmistress, lipomas are a symptom of Dercum’s disease, but not the cause. “ Doctors aren’t sure what causes Dercum’s disease. In most cases, there doesn’t seem to be an underlying cause.

Some researchers think it may by an autoimmune disorder, which is a condition that causes your immune system to mistakenly attack healthy tissue. Others believe it’s a metabolic problem related to not being able to properly break down fat.” https://www.healthline.com/health/dercums-disease#causes

@pamelars60 and @hippygrandma both have mentioned that they have Dercum’s disease along with several other conditions, including fibromyalgia, and may have some experiences to share.

Vowelmistress, have you considered inquiring at Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire to find a specialist in Dercum’s disease?
https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/locations/eau-claire

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Hi @vowelmistress, lipomas are a symptom of Dercum’s disease, but not the cause. “ Doctors aren’t sure what causes Dercum’s disease. In most cases, there doesn’t seem to be an underlying cause.

Some researchers think it may by an autoimmune disorder, which is a condition that causes your immune system to mistakenly attack healthy tissue. Others believe it’s a metabolic problem related to not being able to properly break down fat.” https://www.healthline.com/health/dercums-disease#causes

@pamelars60 and @hippygrandma both have mentioned that they have Dercum’s disease along with several other conditions, including fibromyalgia, and may have some experiences to share.

Vowelmistress, have you considered inquiring at Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire to find a specialist in Dercum’s disease?
https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/locations/eau-claire

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Thanks. Yes I know lipomas are not the cause of Decums, I was asking if the lipomas could be the cause of my joint pain ?

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