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Benign Lipoma (Definition)

A clinical finding of benign ...Read more


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Can lipomas go away on their own?

Can lipomas go away on their own?

No: But all of them do not need to be removed. If they are increasing rapidly or uncomfortable then have it removed. And make sure a provider that removes lipomas looks at it and agrees with that diagnosis. ...Read more

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Lipoma removed 2 days ago, section of head still numb not near incision. Will numb go away? If not will it hurt my hair growth in the numb area?

Lipoma removed 2 days ago, section of head still numb not near incision.  Will numb go away?  If not will it hurt my hair growth in the numb area?

Scalp numbness: Skin nerves can be indirectly or directly affected by surgery. Depending on the location of the surgery (especially along the back of the head near the neck), scalp nervses can become temporarily or permanently numb. It can take some months for sensation to return too. Nerve sensation to the scalp would not be related to hair loss. ...Read more

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I had a lipoma removed from my scrotum and om concerned aboit the hardness of huge swelling of are around testicle andhow long ot will take to go away

I had a lipoma removed from my scrotum and om concerned aboit the hardness of huge swelling of are around testicle andhow long ot will take to go away

Post surgery care: The amount of swelling needs to be evaluated. Okay to call your surgeon for appointment. Occasionally after surgery a seroma (collection of clear yellow fluid) or a hematoma (collection of old blood) can occur. Good luck, go sooner if you have fever or vomiting. ...Read more

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I have a lipoma on my back. Is this something to be worried about and will i get more? Is this related to lymphoma?

I have a lipoma on my back.  Is this something to be worried about and will i get more? Is this related to lymphoma?

No: A lipoma per say isn't reason to be worried. This is a benign ie non-malignant growth. You can get more, especially if the one you have is incompletely excised. This is not a lymphoma. Any concerns see a general surgeon to decide if a bx needs to be done. ...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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Sir, there are 20 painfull lipoma in my body and i heard if we go to surgery then its increase more faster then before. So please help about my next step?

Sir, there are 20 painfull lipoma in my body and i heard if we go to surgery then its increase more faster then before. So please help about my next step?

Surgery probably: Likely you have lipomatosis- a condition with many lipomas occurring in the body, often running in families. Unfortunately, surgery remains the only effective treatment. If it is excised completely, it treats the lipoma but does not prevent new ones from forming. The surgery does not cause those removed to grow faster, but the remaining ones will obviously continue growth unless also removed. ...Read more

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Do lipomas come and go?

Do lipomas come and go?

NO: They do not 'come and go' , lipoma is a slow growing , benign tumor of fat tissue, once develop will not disappear , unless removed, rarely they can turn to malignant liposarcoma. ...Read more

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What are the tell tale signs that something is a lipoma?

What are the tell tale signs that something is a lipoma?

Lipoma: They commonly occur in the neck, shoulders, back, abdomen, arms and thighs. They also move easily with slight finger pressure. Lipomas are typically less than 2 inches (5 centimeters) in diameter, but they can grow. ...Read more

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Does Lipoma happen in male more than females? And what are they? How does it one get something like that?

Does Lipoma happen in male more than females? And what are they? How does it one get something like that?

Lipoma: Lipoma are benign tumors that represent collection of fat under the skin. The cause of lipomas is not completely understood, but the tendency to develop them is inherited. I am not aware of any sex predilection for these benign tumors. ...Read more

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Have many lipomas. Can they cause trouble? By pushing on nerves or something else? None ever hurt but are growing.

Have many lipomas. Can they cause trouble? By pushing on nerves or something else? None ever hurt but are growing.

Usually does not: Cause trouble except for appearance. They have a small incidence of turning into sarcoma when they become larger than 4 inches or when they are located beneath muscle layer. They are soft, so they don't impinge on nerves or blood vessels. ...Read more

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Do lipomas stay pretty close to the surface or are they known to go deep. If they are big enough to cause pain should you be able to see them?

Do lipomas stay pretty close to the surface or are they known to go deep. If they are big enough to cause pain should you be able to see them?

Lipoma: A lipoma is a slow-growing, fatty lump that's most often situated between your skin and the underlying muscle layer. Often a lipoma is easy to identify because it moves readily with slight finger pressure. It's doughy to touch and usually not tender. You may have more than one lipoma. Lipomas can occur at any age, but they're most often detected during middle age. ...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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Can lipomas sometimes be felt and not seen?

Can lipomas sometimes be felt and not seen?

Yes: Depends on the size (patient and the tumor), location, and depth, some lipomas are not so easily seen on exam but careful palpation +/- ultrasound can usually identify the growth. ...Read more

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Lipoma tend to grow slowly, however can it sometimes grow quickly?

Lipoma tend to grow slowly, however can it sometimes grow quickly?

Anything growiing qu: It it is growng quickly it is likely something else. Lipomas typically grow slowly if at all. I would advise that you get it rechecked by your doctor who is monitoring it for you(i hope). Soft tissue cancers can fool you, so i would not delay a check up to confirm if it is indeed a lipoma or could it be some type of soft tissue tumor(like sarcoma). ...Read more

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What can be done for lipomas that are causing pain and discomfort?

Excision: They can be excised (cut out). Depending on the size this can be done in the office or in the hospital. ...Read more