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what type of doctor treats lipomas

A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Your doctor will: Diagnose it properly. Then if need be, he will refer you to a surgeon to remove it. Lipomas are benign fatty growths, so they do not necessarily have ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Archer
29 years experience Bariatrics
General surgeon: Not all lipomas need to be removed.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
First your own MD: If you have multiple soft tissue masses under the skin , most likely they are neurofibromas , some one in your family may also have them , get one b ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
No: 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
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
No: 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes, lipomas : Can be painful and tender. But i would consider other things other than simple lipoma as a cause of the lump, especially if it is large or deep. Sho ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
51 years experience Thoracic Surgery
19 years, with a lip: Hi, why did you go to see this DR. Please provide me the location, the size, is it fixed to deep tissues or is mobile, does it generate pain to touch, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
16 years experience General Surgery
Surgeon: most General surgeons can do exam on you to determine what it is and if need to be removed
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
LIPOMA treatment: Lipomas are benign 'fatty tumors' that are very common. They need no treatment unless enlarging rapidily or painful. Your doctor may decide to remove ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Good day to you: usually general surgeons deal with lipomas, however you may want to start with your primary doctor for initial assessment and direction, best wishes

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