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Dr. Mark Pack
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Benign Lipoma (Overview)

Lipomas are a clinical finding of benign growths of fat tissue.


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Can a benign lipoma on the shoulder that has been growing and became painful turn into cancerous?

Can a benign lipoma on the shoulder that has been growing and became painful turn into cancerous?

Unlikely but it shou: Lipomas are benign and often remain stable in size. Anything that is growing in size should be removed, just to be certain that it does not contain Cancer deep inside of this apparently benign lesion. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
920 doctors shared insights

Benign Lipoma (Overview)

Lipomas are a clinical finding of benign growths of fat tissue.


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I keep getting what i believe (through e-research) to be benign lipomas in different sizes on my scalp. What is causing them?

I keep getting what i believe (through e-research) to be benign lipomas in different sizes on my scalp. What is causing them?

Several possiblities: Lumps on the scalp could be lipoma, cyst, fibroma. Best to check in with your regular doc for exam. Most are benign. Be well. ...Read more

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After 1st child suffered bad migraines, found benign brain lipoma on MRI.Dr said I should have c-section for 2nd child to avoid pressure, is that true?

After 1st child suffered bad migraines, found benign brain lipoma on MRI.Dr said I should have c-section for 2nd child to avoid pressure, is that true?

Can't advise : We really can't advise you about something like that on HealthTap. If that is what your neurologist said, I would follow his/her advise or you can always get a second opinion. ...Read more

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I have lipoma benign on neck side . It causes movement , dizziness , fainting .. Does it block blood circulation of vessel of neck side ?

I have lipoma benign on neck side . It causes movement , dizziness , fainting .. Does it block blood circulation of vessel of neck side ?

Probably not: While lipomas can be deep, and are sometimes intertwined with muscle fibers, they earle if ever go deep enough to block blood vessels, especially in the neck. It is also unlikely to be the source of your dizziness and fainting. See a general surgeon for a consultation tonfindnout for sure. Also see your primary care provider to see if any tests are needed to sort out your fainting (syncope). ...Read more

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I have a lipoma and had thyroid cancer. My seven year old has two lipomas. Are they truly benign or can this be a sign of an underlying disorder?

I have a lipoma and had thyroid cancer. My seven year old has two lipomas. Are they truly benign or can this  be a sign of an underlying  disorder?

No relation: Lipomas are benign growths developing in adipose tissue. They are not related to any malignancies but can on their own, progress to develop malignant transformation. If lipoma begins to grow rapidly and noted to become firm in consistency rather than softi , then bx is indicated. The majority of lipomas do not convert and have not been reported to be involved in any tumor syndrome ...Read more

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Mammo:ill marginated focal assymetry, sono:two lipomas or intramamary lymphs, mri:looks benign but birads 4, and recommends biopsy.Im confused/scared!

Mammo:ill marginated focal assymetry, sono:two lipomas or intramamary lymphs, mri:looks benign but birads 4, and recommends biopsy.Im confused/scared!

Seek expert opinion: I would advise that you consult a breast cancer surgeon or medical oncologist who has reputation of being a specialist in breast diseases/cancer. Based on your history, you may need to have a biopsy of the lumps/masses/ shadows that you have mentioned. That is the final solution to any palpable/visible lump in the breast. This will remove your anxiety which is due to the uncertainty you are facin. ...Read more

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Firm painless 2-3 cm lump inner thigh under muscle 6 months. MRI x 3 not lipoma or desmoid. Avid enhancement - no diagnosis. Size fluctuates - benign?

Firm painless 2-3 cm lump inner thigh under muscle 6 months. MRI x 3 not lipoma or desmoid. Avid enhancement - no diagnosis. Size fluctuates - benign?

When in doubt: excision biopsy , it is in safe accessible location ,it is a simple ambulatory procedure , will rule out more serious sarcomas , do not have to go for more MRI s etc ...Read more