Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

Is there any way to determine whether a lump in thigh is lipoma or malignant

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
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
3
3 thanks
Dr. Herbert Hoover
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
6
6 thanks
Dr. John Oren
Dr. John Oren answered
40 years experience General Surgery
Those are helpful: Those are helpful, but definitive answer would come from excision and pathology review.
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
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.
1
1 thank
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Is there: a question here? Lipomas are common in the area you describe! Ask again with more detail! Dr Z
1
1 thank
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
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:
Dr. Addagada Rao
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:
Dr. Gerald Klein
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:
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
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:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
The next step: is probably a biopsy to evaluate the tumor. Malignancy, unfortunately, is a consideration here.
1
1 thank
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
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
4
4 thanks
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristi Kohl
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
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month