Hello Everyone, I had posted here before that I had a 10 Centimeter (very large) benign lipoma removed from my right hip/buttock area back in May of 2004. This lipoma was subcutaneous, so it was movable and can be felt and seen pretty easily. The surgeon assured me that it was a simple operation done under just a local, so I was awake for the procedure. For the first year and a half, I felt relief to have this thing out, and I was able to do my walking again. I wasn't able to walk fast, but then again with FM, I never was able to even before the lipoma. In 2007, the exact same area started bothering me again. I thought maybe I had another lipoma, so I had contacted a general surgeon who did a cat scan on the area and he said it looked good, no lipoma. The pain is still there and I go to massage therapist who massages the area. When she massages, it hurts good, but afterwards it is sore, feels inflamed and I'm just miserable. The pain is in the exact area of the last lipoma and sometims if the pain feels really inflamed, it hurts down my leg to my right knee. She tells me my muscle feels extra firm in the area of my 4 inch scar. I am wondering if this could just be scar tissue that has formed after my surgery, even though it didn't start hurting until a good year later. I don't know what to do, I have an ice pack on it now, and I buy menthol patches to put on it. It helps a little, but I need to get out and walk again, and I simply just can't walk for pleasure anymore. I do walk at work, but there are times when it flares up really bad, although it pretty much hurts all the time. I work in a hospital and I know a few general surgeons. Should I contact another one and ask for a MRI? Or perphaps mention about the scar tissue? I'm used to my FM pain and problems, but this is just too much. Wouldn't a cat scan reveal any scar tissue? The last general surgeon I seen was really no help at all, but I now a few more surgeons. Not sure where to go with this one. Thanks for listening or any suggestions. Hugs, Chelz.