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Doctor insights on: Cause Of Fatty Tumors

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What causes a fatty tumor?

What causes a fatty tumor?

Unknown: I am not aware of the cause of benign fatty tumors called lipoma. They can run in families but most often they are just present with no known cause. ...Read more

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What causes fatty tumors on the back?

What causes fatty tumors on the back?

I am not sure: If you are referring to multiple lipomas? See a dermatologist to accurately diagnose the tumors. ...Read more

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Can tumors cause your body not to lose weight? My body doesn't lose weight. I don't know what's wrong with it but my fat cells don't decrease.

Can tumors cause your body not to lose weight? My body doesn't lose weight. I don't know what's wrong with it but my fat cells don't decrease.

Genetic: You probably have a lymphatic morphology (a way to classify body types). This means your lymphatics are dysfunctional and swell around fat giving a larger appearance and you have difficulty losing weight regardless of dieting. However, a tumor usually will make you lose weight unintentionally. ...Read more

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My fiance has what seems to be a fatty tumor on adams apple. He is 37. History of smoking. He has had it for 3 yrs. Cause for concern?

My fiance has what seems to be a fatty tumor on adams apple. He is 37. History of smoking. He has had it for 3 yrs. Cause for concern?

Needs exam: If it has been there for 3 years and has not grown, it is probably not a malignant process but nobody can tell for sure without a good physical exam and maybe some radiologic studies. Tell her to visit her primary doctor for an evaluation. If she still smokes, tell her to quit. Hope is all well. ...Read more

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Besides a blood clot, what can cause calf pain, burning in the back of the leg? 2 negative d dimers in december...I do have a fatty tumor on my back

Besides a blood clot, what can cause calf pain, burning in the back of the leg? 2 negative d dimers in december...I do have a fatty tumor on my back

Need in-person: Evaluation. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you in-person. Is the pain on one side or both? Is there a swelling, redness, dilated vessels, varicose veins, skin rash? It would be prudent to see your doctor for an in-person evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a tumor can cause your body not to lose weight? I've been dealing with a body issue. My fat tissues can't decrease, I could be a size 7 and weigh 147lbs. And I can lose 20 lbs get to 127 lbs and still be a size 7. My hips, face, arms e

Not a tumor: During diets, the weight loss may not be uniform and you lose weight in areas like your extremities but not the torso. If you have a sustained weight loss, than over time your body will decrease the torso or waist area and you can decrease your size. Sustained duration of weight loss will be best for the results of decreasing your body circumference. ...Read more

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Fatty tumors painful?

Fatty tumors painful?

Not typically: Fatty tumors (or lipomas as they're called) typicallyarenon cancerous and painless. If you have a mass that is painful you should be checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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Are fatty tumors dangerous?

Are fatty tumors dangerous?

Common fatty tumor: Is lipoma, is benign tumor not dangerous, the malignant type is liposarcoma is dangerous, fortunately not common. ...Read more

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How to reduce or eliminate fatty tumors?

How to reduce or eliminate fatty tumors?

Excision.: The most common type of "fatty tumor" is called a lipoma. These tumors are benign and are often felt / palpated underneath the skin on the trunk and arms / legs. They are generally mobile and soft. Lipomas are not malignant and do not have malignant potential. If a lipoma is concerning or cosmetically unacceptable, the standard treatment is surgical excision. ...Read more

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What is a fatty tumor?

What is a fatty tumor?

Lipoma: Doctors are usually referring to a soft growth composed of a benign tumor that developed from fat cells. They usually are very slow growing and don't cause problems but easily excised. However a liposarcoma can also appear the same and be more aggressive and are malignant. ...Read more

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What is a fatty tumor?

What is a fatty tumor?

Lipoma (LYE-PO-MAH): Lipomas are benign tumors composed of fat calls. They may occur anywhere on the body, usually under the skin but over the fascia that covers muscles; less frequently, they are deep to the fascia. Surgical removal is optional, often dependent on discomfort, rapid growth, and/or cosmetic concerns. In general, they are very easy to remove, often under local anesthesia in an office setting. ...Read more

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Can a simple fatty tumor grow in size?

Can a simple fatty tumor grow in size?

Yes: The standard lipoma presents as small subcutaneous soft nodules 1-2 cm. In diameter. Occassionally one sees an extremity lesion, or one of retroperitoneum, lipomatous in origin reaching 20 cm. Or more in size. If a small lipoma grows quickly and obtains a 10 cm. Dia. It should be resected, because here a malignant change to liposarcoma is possible. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a fatty tumor?

What are the symptoms of a fatty tumor?

It depends on...: ...What it is pushing up against. Fatty tumors, or lipomas, are benign lumps which typically develop in the fatty layer just under the skin; occasionally, they develop deeper, at the muscle layer. Symptoms are usually secondary to what the tumor is pushing up against, and are usually mild-to-minimal. Most people request excision due to cosmetic reasons. ...Read more

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Is it ok to tàttoo over a "fatty tumor"?

Is it ok to tàttoo over a "fatty tumor"?

Future scar/tattoo: There is no medical reason to avoid tattoo over fatty tumor. However when you think ahead to where the scar will be located if the fatty tumor is removed, will it impact your tattoo (scar thru tattoo) or your decision to get tattooed? Surgical fatty tumor removal before tattoo? ...Read more

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What is a fatty tumor and should I worry?

No: Fatty tumor is called a lipoma. It can grow slowly and if it not painful it s not necessary to remove it. ...Read more

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What are the core symptoms of fatty tumor?

What are the core symptoms of fatty tumor?

Painless lump: A lipoma is the most common fatty tumor. The main symptoms are a painless lump that can appear almost anywhere in/on the body. Often there are no symptoms and the lump is found incidentally during a different test ordered for another reason. Lipomas, if they are symptomatic, can be removed surgically. ...Read more

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Fatty tissue or cancerous tumor, how to tell?

Fatty tissue or cancerous tumor, how to tell?

Biopsy: Fatty tissue in the form of a lipoma becomes suspiciaous for malignancy when it grows and reachs over 10 cm. With large fatty tumors, total excision is required for diagnosis since part of the tumor can be benign and part malignant. A sample biopsy can prove to be wrong. ...Read more

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How to treat a fatty tumor?

How to treat a fatty tumor?

Observe or remove: One option is to observe it as they do not become cancerous. Surgical excision is the best way to remove them. Have had a few patients try liposuction without successful results, but may work for some. ...Read more

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Can a 3mm petuitary tumor cause hashimtos disease?

No.: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease. This means that the body is mistakenly making antibodies against it's own tissue. But it is not related to the pituitary (although you should probably get that worked up). ...Read more

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If a tumor is benign, can it still cause health problems?

If a tumor is benign, can it still cause health problems?

Tumors: Benign or malignant occupy space. If that causes normal function to be upset, it needs to go if possible. Malignant tumors cause trouble by local growth, but nasty habit of traveling elsewhere to many places, occupy 'space', cause dysfunction, and kill. ...Read more

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Was wondering what illess would cause your body to be literally covered in small tumors?

Depends on type...: There are some medical conditions in which patients can develop small tumors covering areas of their bodies.
An example of one of these is called neurofibromatosis. In this condition (which is often an inherited / genetic disease), patients can develop innumerable nerve tumors all over their bodies. This disease can become disfiguring over time. ...Read more

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Is it true that some music causes tumors to grow? If that's true, is there a type of music that can shrink tumors?

Is it true that some music causes tumors to grow? If that's true, is there a type of music that can shrink tumors?

No relationship: Music cannot affect tumor growth, either causation or elimination. You may have confused the issue of the use of ultrasound to deal with some lesions. Enjoy your music but look elsewhere for relief for tumors. ...Read more

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Have some symptoms of g.E.R, how can I treat? It will it go away on its own? Should I worry? And can it cause things like lets say a tumor? I'm nerves.

Have some symptoms of g.E.R, how can I treat? It will it go away on its own? Should I worry? And can it cause things like lets say a tumor? I'm nerves.

I assume you have Ac: If it is acid reflux you are talking about, it is easily treatable with antacids. No risk of cancer if you take antacids regularly. You can take medicines like Pepcid (famotidine) or zantac (cheapest drugs to use). More potent drugs are Prilosec or omeprazole...They are very potent and highly effective but cost a bit more. You should try and find out which one works best for you. ...Read more

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What causes bone tumors?

What causes bone tumors?

Preexisting lesion: Presence of pre existing lesions such as multiple cartilage tumors may result with one transforming to chondrosarcoma. The closer to the pelvis the greater the incidence. Other bone lesions when enlarging such as dysplasias or giant cell tumors as preexisting lesions may result in malignant transformation. ...Read more

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Can a fatty tumor rupture?

Can a fatty tumor rupture?

Lipoma: Fatty tumors, lipomas, can rupture with trauma to the actual lesion. They will often recur though. This is not a treatment. Liposuction has also been tried but the tumors often occur. ...Read more

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What causes fibroid tumors?

What causes fibroid tumors?

No one knows: While no one knows what causes fibroid tumors, they do grow with hormonal stimulation (i.e. estrogen, progesterone). That's why they often grow during pregnancy and why they tend not to be an issue for women in menopause. ...Read more

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What's a small fatty tumor on the lower back?

What's a small fatty tumor on the lower back?

Lipoma: Likely a lipoma - a benign fatty tumor. However, if you have rapid growth, skin changes or more symptoms of concern - get checked out to be safe. Some soft tissue cancer can start by looking innocent. ...Read more

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What causes "dermatofibrosarcoma protubrance" tumors?

What causes "dermatofibrosarcoma protubrance" tumors?

Genetic alterations.: Dfsp (dermtofibrosarcoma protruberans) is a malignancy that presents as nodular subcutaneous (under the skin) masses. Tumors are associated with specific abnormalities on chromosomes 22 & sometimes 17 that can trigger abnormal gene activity of a growth factor (pdgfb) that is fused to a collagen (connective tissue) gene, causing tumors.
http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=fgmhw8iyrzy. ...Read more