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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
No pain: Liposarcomas can arise where ever fat is present in the abdomen and extremities. When malignant transformation occurs it does not do so uniformly thr ... Read More

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A 4-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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A small lipoma : can usually be excised and removed with minor surgical anesthesia, most commonly , with the use of local anesthesia. Lipomas are benign and often best ... Read More
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Lipomas are no big deal. I agree that it is likely it can be removed with a little local anesthetic and sedation and does not need general anesthesia
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: With ultrasound evidence the lipoma label is a dependable one as this age group & the mass itself is rarely if ever anything worrisome. A four yea ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Variable: Some soft tissue sarcomas are liposarcomas and even pathology has difficulty. Some other sarcomas do look different.
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Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Other tests better: A precise diagnosis of a malignant soft tissue tumor typically cannot be made with ultrasound. Low grade sarcomas may not be able to be differentiated ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atul Singh
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: lipoma don't cause pain. Did you bump it and often fat necrosis can hurt. Please see your physician this needs to be looked at.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski
29 years experience General Surgery
Have it examined.: Lipomas are quite frequent and can happen almost everywhere on the body. Usually not painful but sometimes (especially if on top of the bone) may be q ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Grissom
43 years experience Radiology
Not likely: An ultrasound is quite accurate in that assessment when combined with physical exam and site of origin. Is lipoma in the breast?
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
Ultrasound: Is limited in its ability to characterize soft tissue masses. An MRI with contrast is the best study short of biopsy to evaluate whether this lesion i ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Bourgon
22 years experience Radiology
Should re-evaluate: While lipomas are frequent and can enlarge over time, they don't tend to be 'firm'. Any enlarging soft tissue mass should be re-evaluated by your PCP ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Lipoma: Lipomas are benign growths of fat under the skin. They do not spread like cancer. They can enlarge over time, and will sometimes cause discomfort if t ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Popliteal Lipoma : A lipoma is an extremely common benign lipid (fat) tumor. It can easily be identified on exam & verified by ultrasound. Lipomas can be seen anywhere o ... Read More

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