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are there any at home remedies i can use to get rid of a large lipoma i have on my arm?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
No.: Unfortunately, the only way to get rid of a lipoma is to surgically remove it. Happily, these are often very minor operations that can be performed in an office setting under local anesthesia in less than 30 minutes. If this lipoma is interfering with the quality of your life, i recommend seeing a surgeon.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Unlikely: If large, growing, and or painful removal is best option.
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
No: Lipomas require surgical excision.

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