I'm at my absolute wits end after over 2 years now of battling these random yet constant painful "swellings" that literally occur frm head to toe as well as tiny little blisters inside my ears nose and mouth. They just come and go all over me all the time with the longer lasting swollen areas resolving with bruising. Unbelievably they have never been too readily apparent when I've been in front of the couple different dermatologists that I've seen now - though they were very much there that very morning and back again that night as well of course. I have brought along plenty of photographs to these appointments that certainly illustrate exactly what I'm talking about regarding the more obvious hives I've been getting and of the really obvious facial swelling Im dealing with on a regular basis. Neither Dr was interested in helping me based on pictures though. Both insisted that unless I could present with something they could biopsy first, that there was nothing they could do to help me. But here's the kicker and the real point of my post here (hence the title about deep barely visible hives). The worst of what I've been experiencing anyway are not these more visible more topical & surface swellings - it IS these very very deep lump-like extremely painful swellings that are all over the fatter, flabbier areas of my body like stomach upper arms and thighs especially - and thus much harder to detect I guess... In all honesty I am actually finding myself doubting myself lately as I'll really start to believe I just must have gained a lot of my weight really fast in face or whatever body part(s) that's currently all swelled up and that I must be imagining the pain as well. But then BOOM the swelling(s) recede, the bruising it leaves comes forth and I realize I just deluded myself again. A super vicious cycle that just keeps going and going y'know?!? So I'm wondering if anyone else here is having or has had a similar experience?? I just feel like I cant possibly be the only one experiencing it this way, and that as a result, this should be a more believable option to these Drs then just them basically dismissing me as a hypochondriac. So if there is anyone else out there who is dealing with very deep but barely visible hives please reply and just at least let me know I'm not all alone in this!