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Had lipoma removed from front rib. Now a hard lump is in it's place. I am now 5 days post surgery and still there. Normal part of healing?

Had lipoma removed from front rib. Now a hard lump is in it's place. I am now 5 days post surgery and still there. Normal part of healing?

Common Post-op: A hard lump is common after surgery, it is referred to as the 'healing ridge'. Sometimes a hematoma or seroma fluid collection can occur. Only an exam could tell. See your surgeon if still concerned. ...Read more

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Deep lipomas removed from over each erector spinae set in the lower lumbar is it normal for glutes and ql muslce to be so tight

Deep lipomas removed from over each erector spinae set in the lower lumbar is it normal for glutes and ql muslce to be so tight

Lipoma: It is not unusual for tightness after surgery over our on muscle fascia. Back lipomas are usually deep and closely associated with the muscle fascia. Tightness after removing them should resolve by 2-3 months if not sooner. If it continues beyond that you should see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Hi I had a lipoma removed yesterday the size of a fist on my rib cage and now my stomach area feels bloated and tender is this normal?

Hi I had a lipoma removed yesterday the size of a fist on my rib cage and now my stomach area feels bloated and tender is this normal?

Sweeling: It is common to have sweeling in the area of the surgery. It may cause irritation to other organs in that area including the stomach.
Have your doctor evaluate you to make sure no other reasons are causing it such as medications for example. ...Read more

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2 1/2 weeks ago I had large lipoma removed from wrist. My palm, thumb and 3 fingers have been constantly numb and burning since. Is this normal?

2 1/2 weeks ago I had large lipoma removed from wrist. My palm, thumb and 3 fingers have been constantly numb and burning since. Is this normal?

Median nerve injury: Your symptoms suggest that your median nerve is being compressed. Call your surgeon immediately as you need acute decompression of your nerve whatsoever the cause maybe. In the interim elevate the hand and use nsaids to help decrease the swelling. ...Read more

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Ultrasound suggested lipoma on abdominal wall. No growth. Surgery to have removed. Hurts when coughing, bending, moving. Is this normal? Sound cancerous? 3cm

Ultrasound suggested lipoma on abdominal wall. No growth. Surgery to have removed. Hurts when coughing, bending, moving. Is this normal? Sound cancerous? 3cm

Unlikely tobe Cancer: Lipomas are benign fatty tumors. They are not cancerous. But it is a good idea to get this lump removed and find out for sure what it is....just in case it is not a Lipoma. Just relax and wait to worry. ...Read more

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Left inguinal hernia surgery 3 weeks ago. Testicle still really swollen and cord swollen. Lipoma removed from cord. Is swelling of testicle normal???

Left inguinal hernia surgery 3 weeks ago. Testicle still really swollen and cord swollen. Lipoma removed from cord. Is swelling of testicle normal???

Not uncommon: After an inguinal hernia repair, swelling is very common. Without an exam, it is hard to say if your swelling is totally normal. Please seek advice from your surgeon to know if your swelling is normal or not. ...Read more

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I don't have insurance but I have a large lypoma on my back I would like to have removed. Paying out of pocket, about how much would it cost?

Depends.: On size, location, and each doctor's individual fee schedule. Find a few doctors who do not charge a consultation fee and see what the cost estimates are for surgical removal. A general surgeon or plastic surgeon would be the best at this. Cost are more in california than in the upper midwest. I'd guess about $1000 but without an exam impossible to say. ...Read more

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Could I die if I get the lipoma from my back removed?

Could I die if I get the lipoma from my back removed?

Very unlikely!: There is more than a 99% chance you won't die from having the lipoma removed. This is a small operation just under the skin, and your doctor will likely use a local anesthetic. Why are you having it removed? I would like to say 100% you won't die, but I can't predict everything. Any surgery has risk. (the ceiling could collapse while you're in the office.) but I predict you'll be ok! ...Read more

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What color are lipomas normally, and how small can they be?

What color are lipomas normally, and how small can they be?

Skin color: Usually lipomas are small (sub-cm) to large (several cm) rubbery benign (non-cancerous) fat tumors. They are usually located in the subcutaneous tissue and the color is not "seen". If you have a discolored mass or anything growing on your skin seeing a dermatologist is recommended. Of note some melanomas can be amelanotic (non-black). ...Read more

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When I get the lipoma from my back removed, will I be in pain?

When I get the lipoma from my back removed, will I be in pain?

Usually Very Little: Depending upon the size and location (superficial v. Next to muscle), lipomas can be removed under local, twilight, or general anesthesia. Post operatively, there is usually very little pain and no restrictions. ...Read more

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I have a lot lipomas all over my body. Everything I get a new one. They hurt is that normal? Are they can affect my organs?

I have a lot lipomas all over my body. Everything I get a new one. They hurt is that normal? Are they can affect my organs?

Can be painful: While most people have one to two lipomas, occasionally patients have multiple lipomas; many have family members with similar conditions. Lipomas can be painful, and while very rare, can occur within organs. Reasons to remove include increased pain or very large size; very rarely malignant. ...Read more

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Should I get the lipoma on my cheek removed?

Should I get the lipoma on my cheek removed?

Yes: Lipoma is usually benign you can have it taken off under local we still would send off to pathology. ...Read more

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Where can I get my lower back lipomas removed?

Where can I get my lower back lipomas removed?

Come on over: Any general surgeon can do it in the office or out patient facility. Depends on size and number. Come see me. ...Read more

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Fatty lipoma on lower back shoit'd I get it removed?

Fatty lipoma on lower back shoit'd I get it removed?

Optional: Can watch or remove. These do not become cancerous. Remove if painful or enlarging. Many insurances consider this cosmetic surgery and may not cover its cost of removal. ...Read more

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How could one tell the difference between a lipoma and normal swelling/minor tissue damage?

See a surgeon: It can be difficult at times. Lipomas are usually very discrete and mobile. Swelling is less well defined but will improve. See an experienced surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

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I have a lipoma on my back but there is a swelling around that too is that normal it is very painful?

Lipoma: Lipomas are benign fatty growths below the skin that are slow growing and generally painless. If pain is associated with the lipoma, there may be another condition associated with the lipoma or the growth is not a lipoma. A general surgeon can evaluate the growth and make an assessment. ...Read more

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I have lipomas on my back and one has become painful. Can I get it removed and will california medical insurance pay for it?

I have lipomas on my back and one has become painful. Can I get it removed and will california medical insurance pay for it?

Maybe: As far as the surgery, it can easily be removed but whether insurance pays or not depends on the actual policy and how it is submitted by the physician. You need to make an appointment and see what happens. ...Read more

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I have a posttraumatic lipoma located on my back that I would like to have removed. How do I go about this? Would lipo work?

I have a posttraumatic lipoma located on my back that I would like to have removed. How do I go about this? Would lipo work?

Lipomas: Lipomas are usually removed with simple excision. That means we cut it out. Depending on the size, this can be done with local anesthesia or local and sedation. This is usually an outpatient procedure. In some cases the lipoma can come back. This will require a final surgery to remove the remnant that recurred. Usually that is the final surgery. ...Read more

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I have a lipoma 3cm long on my shoulde where my strap is so it aches, should I get it removed now while it's small or wait? Any advice would be great.

I have a lipoma 3cm long on my shoulde where my strap is so it aches, should I get it removed now while it's small or wait? Any advice would be great.

No clear answer...: Lipoma is a benign fat tumor, which has its typical clinical features in history and physical exam. As to the timing to remove such a tumor, that would chiefly depend on its related symptoms to you on how it may affect your mental and physical comfort. After discussing and balancing medical necessity & professional possibility with your doctor, you will surely sense & know when to act upon it. ...Read more

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Recovery expectation if large lipoma removed from my coccyx?

Recovery expectation if large lipoma removed from my coccyx?

Little longer: Any clean wound should heal with in 7 to 10 days, collagen formation for strength by 3 rd wk, . May take few more days because of size and streaching in that area, don't worry you will be fine by the end of the month. ...Read more

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Do I have to have the lipoma on my arm removed of its growing and how is the removal preformed step by step?

Do I have to have the lipoma on my arm removed of its growing and how is the removal preformed step by step?

Maybe: Normally small asymptomatic lipomas do not need to be removed other than for cosmetic reasons. However if you have a lump under the skin that is tender, painful, or growing rapidly it should probably be removed and biopsied. Usually this can be done in an office setting with local anesthesia. An incision is made, the lump is identified and removed and then the skin is closed with sutures. ...Read more

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Ok, so it wouldn't be critical to get a lipoma lump removed? Is there anyway I myself could tell the two apart?

Ok, so it wouldn't be critical to get a lipoma lump removed? Is there anyway I myself could tell the two apart?

No and no: No it is not critical to get a lipoma out, it is benign.
second it is hard even for a surgeon to determined if a lump is a lipoma, or a cyst, or a lymph node. Depend on the location, the way it feels, a fixated vs. Moveable, hard vs. Soft. Painful vs. Painless.
if you are concern see a doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, I have lipoma grown on my back of right side, no pain not growing is is going to develop into cancer if not removed?

No: A lipoma is totally benign. The only reasons to remove it are symptoms (pain), continued growth, or interference with day to day life (like getting dressed). ...Read more

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I've 10-15 lipomas in various sizes all over my body. Some r painful when they r disturbed. My Cholesterol levels r low&I'm normal. How to reduce this?

I've 10-15 lipomas in various sizes all over my body. Some r painful when they r disturbed. My Cholesterol levels r low&I'm normal. How to reduce this?

Lipomas: Lipomas are non-cancerous growth of fat cells within a fibrous capsule, sometimes hereditary, often in multiple locations, unrelated to cholesterol or weight. They feel like small soft, somewhat mobile, lumps under the skin. The lumps are begnin but may become sore if traumatized or in an awkward spot where they are subject to constant irritation. Lipomas are removed surgically if bothersome. ...Read more

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I had my lipoma on inner thigh removed quite a few years ago but it seemed to have reoccurred. What should I do? I really don't want it on my body.

I had my lipoma on inner thigh removed quite a few years ago but it seemed to have reoccurred. What should I do? I really don't want it on my body.

General surgeon: See a general surgeon or plastic surgeon for a consultation. They should be able to guide you about the need for imaging and/or re-excision. If it's not the same surgeon, make sure to bring the operative and pathology reports with you. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it best to have a lipoma removed by a plastic surgeon or a dermitology surgeon?

Depends...: The plastic surgeon might cost you, but we do a "nicer looking" job. :). ...Read more

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Can I have cholecystectomy and lipoma on lower back removed at same time?

Can I have cholecystectomy and lipoma on lower back removed at same time?

Yes, but...: ...It may not be worth the trouble. Doing this would require "flipping" the patient with a breathing tube in place under general anesthesia, which adds some risk (and a lot of time) to the operation. If the lipoma is otherwise small and could be removed under local anesthesia, I would recommend that. ...Read more

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What kind of Dr will remove a lipoma? How is it removed from your face, left and arm?

What kind of Dr will remove a lipoma? How is it removed from your face, left and arm?

Surgeon: Lipoma can be multiple and recur. If they are growing or are located in a sensitive area, a recommendation for surgical removal is made. Outpatient surgery is ususally adequate, so you can avoid hospital stay. Take friend/family with you to your appointment to help ask questions. Be well. ...Read more