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i have a lump in my arm i was told it was a lipoma what is that and how do i get rid of it and is it dangerous

A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience in General Practice
NOT dangerous: A lipoma is a benign 'fatty tumor' under the skin and they are very common. The condition 'tends to run in families'. 'to get rid' of a lipoma a surg ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
No.: Unfortunately, the only way to get rid of a lipoma is to surgically remove it. Happily, these are often very minor operations that can be performed i ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
16 years experience in General Surgery
No: No way to get rid of them other than surgery. Surgery may not be needed though if they are normal appearing and small.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience in General Surgery
No: Surgery is the only way to get rid of lipomas.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience in Family Medicine
Not a DIY project: First of all, this is not a do-it-yourself project. Assuming the diagnosis is correct, lipomas can be removed through a minor surgery (even in the off ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Lipomas: Sounds like familial lipomatosis. Can remove the more unsightly ones thru small incisions. Se plastic surgeon who does liposuction, could possibly rem ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Diesel fuel on skin: Very good question. Placing your arm under running water for several minutes is best first intervention. Then, trepeated horough cleansing with soap ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Lumps: Those bumps may indeed be abscesses. Seek immediate help from your doctor. Those bumps may represent a staph infection and you need immediate treatmen ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Fat & lumps: You can not spot lose fat. If you have actual lumps - would recommend medical evaluation of these.
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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