Are Fibromas Related To Fibromyalgia?

fibromyalgia and fibromas

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.

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  1. says: S

    What about Fibromas under sthe skin & muscles? I had a ‘golf ball’ size Fibroma removed on my lower back/hip because it was on top of a nerve & causing pain.

    1. says: Maryanne

      I have small nodules under my skin and they are hard and painful. Finding them on my mid back and close to my spine. My massage therapist can feel them, these are a new complication of fibromyalgia.

      1. says: Suzanne

        Hi! I am reading your comment in December 2019 and your comment concerned me. My friend had those same symptoms and she was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis. I do not want to scare you but I think you should get it checked out.

  2. says: SANDRA

    I’ve eliminated my “skin tags” using Emuaid. It is made up of emu oil and other ingredients and is painless and safe. Just applying a tiny bit to each skin tag once a day for a few days and they are gone.

  3. says: Cindy Griffith

    My mother is 89 and her neck and upper body is covered with these. I am 62 and following in her footsteps. My mother has not been diagnosed with fibromyalgia but has many other ailments, arthritis and previous cancer. I went undiagnosed until she 30 with Lyme disease. I have been treated for Epsteinbarr and fibromyalgia for 30+ years. I do not want these unsightly things to continue to grow on,in me!!! Are there any ongoing studies for treating/preventing these?

    1. says: Sharon C

      Hi, Cindy, I had to see a dermatologist to snip off all of my skin tags. I have one under my left eye, and completely forgot to let him know this. I don’t want to make an appointment just for one tag. It did not hurt as he removed them either, so just go, so you can feel better about yourself. I am 67 yrs old.

  4. says: Christine Hughes

    I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia about 2 years ago, although I’ve had the symptoms for nearly 30 years. I’ve got lots of skin tags and have had for about the same time I’ve had Fibro symptoms.

  5. says: Vanda Mckelvie

    For about a year I’ve had a few skin tags growing on my neck , they are very painful and itchy , I sweat quite a lot since being diagnosed with fibromyalgia and when I sweat the skin tags feel as if someone has thrown acid on my neck , I’ve always had a lot of moles on my back basically since birth , they are what people used to call them beauty spots , perfectly round and very dark brown , once again over the years they have changed colour and shapes and these are also growing more and more in different areas like under my arms and between my shoulder blades , as for the painful skin tags on my neck could these be fybromas ?

    1. says: Kathy

      I’d be very careful with yours as moles that are dark, change size, irregular can be cancerous. I’d get to your GP roght away , ask for a biopsy. Sounds like you could be high risk. Seriously

  6. says: Yvonne

    I am 62 years old and was diagnosed in 2012 with fibromyalgia. About four years after that I noticed some small growth on the tip of my tongue and on the inside of both my cheeks. Inside my cheeks they just looked a little lighter circle so they did send me to a dermatologist.
    She said they were fibroids and I had them all removed biopsied and they all were benign. It was all done in the office so it wasn’t too bad but it did hurt pretty good for the first day and now it’s been another 3 years and I’ve been fine so far. So as long as I catch them before they get too big it’s better for me cuz I do remember my father having them on his tongue and the inside of his mouth and they can get very large.

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