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can a lipoma form in a thigh muscle

A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
When in doubt: excision biopsy , it is in safe accessible location ,it is a simple ambulatory procedure , will rule out more serious sarcomas , do not have to go ... Read More

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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Yes where is the pai: is the pain in same locations as the lipoma? If so it could be due to the surgery. Your best decision is to discuss thiswith your surgeon.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Biopsy: See General Surgeon for biopsy. R/o sarcoma
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
It may if it is : Causing pressure on a soft tissue structure including the sciatic nerve depending on its size and location.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Depends on: size and whether it is located any deeper than subcutaneous tissue. If you are concerned, you should get a second opinion.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Abuawad
30 years experience Radiology
Enhancement : This is done to see if the tumor picks up any contrast. Benign lipoma should not enhance with contrast.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
No unusual : If you have multiple movsble subcutaneous masses , itching and irritation they may not be lipomas , most liklyyou have subcutaneous neurofibromas, get ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Yes!: And if they bother you enough they can be excised.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Mass: this mass could still be a lipoma, but deeper. In any case, since it is growing and symptomatic, you should probably have it removed. Ask about the ne ... Read More

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