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Is there any way to determine whether a lump in thigh is lipoma or malignant
A 38-year-old female asked:
23 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: If mass is soft and movable, it tends to b benign and not malignant but only way to know for sure would b to do a biopsy. Size alone is also not induc ... Read More
50 years experience General Practice
Most likely benign: One can usually determine with reasonable accuracy between a benign lipoma and malignancy on a routine physical exam. Most should be removed and ana ... Read More
40 years experience General Surgery
Those are helpful: Those are helpful, but definitive answer would come from excision and pathology review.
A 28-year-old female asked:
27 years experience General Practice
Lipomas R Benign: Nope. They are left alone unless they get infected, injured or become intolerably painful. These are cysts of fat cells and are very common.
A 37-year-old female asked:
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Is there: a question here? Lipomas are common in the area you describe! Ask again with more detail!
A 60-year-old female asked:
44 years experience General Surgery
Could be: neurolemmoma (or Schwannoma), less likely malignant tumor. It would probably require biopsy. Consult with a surgeon for specific advice.
A 61-year-old female asked:
55 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
A female asked:
49 years experience Radiology
Get MRI: A tumor needs to be excluded. Suggest MRI to do that. Still could be a lipoma however. Need to see what this is.
A 25-year-old female asked:
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Here are some...: Which thigh do you have pain? How has it begun, evolved thus far? In a clinical profile 3 weeks after appendectomy, it is still reasonable to consider ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
The next step: is probably a biopsy to evaluate the tumor. Malignancy, unfortunately, is a consideration here.
A 48-year-old female asked:
38 years experience General Surgery
See a surgeon: Usually lipomas are fairly superficial, painless, and relatively soft. If the mass is deeper and firmer, this can be a muscle or bone tumor, some are ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
19 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Lipoma is a benign tumor which is the most common cause of lumps under the skin. It has a very typical physical exam and your family doctor should be ... Read More
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