Doctor insights on:
Cause Of Fatty Tumors
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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