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How do I tell if my lipoma was incompletely excised

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Fatty tumor: A lipoma is composed of fatty tissue and is a common soft tissue benign tumor. Lipomas are generally found underneath the skin in the fatty layer, are ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Horak ii
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Lipoma: They commonly occur in the neck, shoulders, back, abdomen, arms and thighs. They also move easily with slight finger pressure. Lipomas are typically l ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Depends on size: Depends on size and position. When larger than 10cm consider malignancy. If very large in retroperitoneum can cause problems. On arm and very large ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
37 years experience Vascular Surgery
Have it removed: A painful lipoma should probably be surgically removed-- a simple procedure.
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Bad Gallbladder: If you don't get it removed you will most certainly continue to have the symptoms that brought you to an evaluation in the first place . The worst cas ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
If a cyst is ....: Infected, it will become painful, may enlarge, and should have redden skin over it.
A male asked:
Dr. Grant Lynde
27 years experience Anesthesiology
It's : It's possible this is a lipoma or it could be something else like an abscess. A lipoma is usually "mushy" and feels like a clump of fat under normal ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Not cancer: Tumors of the finger/thumb region can be malignant but if it is to be cut when it grows again it must be benign and not of osseous structure. Lesions ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Outside healed.: When the outside incision is completely healed,so is the inside incision
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience Gynecology
Yes: You may have sex prior to removal of the cyst but should follow the surgeon's recommendations for how long you should abstain from sex after the remov ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Popowich
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get a biopsy: If sure of dx. Continue to observe, if unsure refer to surgeon for bc.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Bartholin's gland: Can clog, or a simple boil...To treat and tell the difference, you need a gynecologist. Unless you have a fever, shaking chills, or bumps in your gro ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
You would know: When anything is infected there is usually pain and redness, swelling. When cysts become infected, they must be drained and treated with antibiotics. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Young
57 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Dermoids do not prevent pregnancy but the diagnosis should be confirmed by sonogams. Unless they are very large they usually will not cause problems, ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
Unsure.: You didn't provide enough information for me to give you even a general answer to your first question. What are your symptoms? How long after the re ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See your doctor: Your physician will best be able to determine if this is the appropriate course of treatment. Best of luck!
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Shapiro
53 years experience Pain Management
Stress reduction: 1 way to reduce stress is 5 minutes of diaphragmatic breathing each day. Make sure your belly is pooching in and out (hands on belly to feel the move ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Weiss
51 years experience Plastic Surgery
See below: Heat, redness, swelling , pain and drainage are signs of infection.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
100% or 0%: You either have breast cancer and it will destroy you if you neglect it, or your mass is benign and your adventure will end with relief and a reminder ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Healing in progress: If you can stand the discomfort of the collapsed ovarian cyst, then with the egress of the fluid contained therein, healing has already begun. The flu ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Advisable: Full healing of the laceration took place long ago and persistent discomfort is abnormal. It's recommended that you have a physician examine the area ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Sorkin
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
2: Should definitely bring someone with you. Although it's a common procedure which is very safe, you will receive powerful narcotics and/ or sedatives.
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A member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Levin
15 years experience Dermatology
Seek care: I would seek professional care. Sometimes, the pilar cysts get inflamed, and they may need to be treated or removed.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Classic symptoms: are acute onset of nausea/vomiting and mid abdominal pain of acute onset that later travels to right lower quadrant. Sometimes it can be confused wit ... Read More

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