Fibromyalgia is a complex chronic pain syndrome which comes with many symptoms and complications that we do not expect. For example, one of the less known symptoms that fibromyalgia patients would often suffer from is fibroma. Fibroma is basically an enlarged and benign growth on the skin, which is often painful and can sometimes be dangerous.
What Are Fibromas?
Fibromas are basically growth tissues in the body. However, the term could cover a wide range of growths and nails down to what is causing the fibroma so difficult.
If you have heard of the term “skin tag”, then you may be familiar with fibromas. Skin tag, which is a small growth of the skin, is a type of fibroma. These are fairly common especially for seniors. This kind of fibroma is not dangerous and can be removed easily. Moreover, skin tags are not often painful, but this is not really the case for all sorts of fibromas.
Are Fibromas Related To Fibromyalgia?
Fibromas are more common among people who suffer from fibromyalgia. However, the reason behind this has not yet been fully understood.
What is known is that fibromas are common for those who are suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes and autoimmune conditions. This barely explains why fibromyalgia will make you more susceptible to skin tags in the same manner. Yet, it is hardly surprising since anyone who has fibromyalgia is aware how the condition will seem to trigger endless complications.
As of the moment, fibromas are among those conditions that lack proper medical research so it is hard to tell why it is closely being linked to fibromyalgia.
How Can You Treat Fibromas?
The good news is that fibromas are normally benign. This means that they are not dangerous for you at all. However, the bad news is that there is not a proper way to treat them through medications.
Of course, it would be great if there were medications that could help to shrink and then eventually eliminate them. However, for most people, the only option would be surgery. On a good note, the surgery involved is a simple procedure and can be done as an outpatient procedure, especially for cases of skin tags.
During the surgery the growth is usually cut away using a scalpel. The surgeon will then use a laser to seal the blood vessels instantly, making the procedure almost bloodless and extremely safe for the patient. Thus, the surgery can be done in about fifteen minutes and will only leave behind a small scar. Moreover, it also makes the procedure to be extremely safe for the patient.
In most cases, skin tag growths do not really need to be taken off. However, they can be unsightly and embarrassing for the patient and this is why those who have this will tend to suffer from stress, not to mention the other symptoms that come with fibromyalgia.