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Do lipomas come and go

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
NO: They do not 'come and go' , lipoma is a slow growing , benign tumor of fat tissue, once develop will not disappear , unless removed, rarely they can ... Read More
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
No: These benign “fatty tumors” tend to remain in place or grow slowly. Very rarely liposarcoma is discovered after excision.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
NO: Benign fatty tumors (lipomas) will persist, and possibly enlarge. No need to remove, however, unless they're on a pressure point or become uncomfortab ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Lydon
39 years experience General Surgery
No: They can be removed if they are bothersome.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
38 years experience General Surgery
No: But all of them do not need to be removed. If they are increasing rapidly or uncomfortable then have it removed. And make sure a provider that removes ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Lipoma: A lipoma is a slow-growing, fatty lump that's most often situated between your skin and the underlying muscle layer. Often a lipoma is easy to identif ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Cannizzo
27 years experience General Surgery
No: Lipomas are benign fatty tumors. They really don't do any harm but can be removed surgically for cosmetic reasons. They also should be removed if they ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
25 years experience Wound care
Lipomas: Lipomas are usually removed with simple excision. That means we cut it out. Depending on the size, this can be done with local anesthesia or local a ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
25 years experience General Surgery
Not true : I would only remove the larger ones or those causing pain. You probably have a propensity to form them. They will not grow faster if you remove them b ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Betts
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Lipoma's: These are tumors made up of fat cells that are densely packed together. They are benign. These can be annoying and may even be painful depending on ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Yes, lipomas: Can be hard and sometimes even painful. Depending on location and size, your soft tissue mass could be something else, something more worrisome. It ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
25 years experience General Surgery
Unknown : No one is sure how and why lipomas form. However, they are almost always not cancerous and easily removed by a simple operation.
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