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i have lipomas, how can i prevent more from returning or get rid of them with alternative medicine?

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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Not much helps: Lipomas are benign fatty "tumors" which are harmless and quite common. Genes determine who is likely to get a lot of them. There is no current preventative medication or treatment allopathic or alternative that i know of, but the treatment is pretty simple. They are often easily removed in an outpatient surgical procedure with local anesthesia when needed. If they don't hurt, leave them alone.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
No: They are spontaneous growths. Many have them. Some have a lot= lipomatosis . If growing substantially or bruising, or painful, removal is an option a very few become liposarcomas and bad actors. If "alternative medicine" has a role, i haven't learned that.

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