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Causes Of Fat Pad
How often does poor posture cause a fat pad to develop on the back of the neck right at top of back?(bottom of neck)
Mostly a bruise: http://www.sw.org/misc/health/Hoffa%27s%20Disease%20%28Infrapatellar%20Fat%20Pad%20Syndrome%29%20with%20Rehab-SportsMed.html This varies a lot, but often it is like a localized bruise that doesn't last long and goes away with rest on its own. Mostly, it just occurs but can be after trauma ...Read more
I had open gallbladder removed out over a year ago but now my stomach is big. I have a fat pad in there and hate it. Is this caused from surgery?
One of my upper eyelid is more heavier. The skin feels more down than before. It has gotten more puffier (fat pad). I'm young. Cause and treatment?
Upper lid: How much do you weigh & can you send us a photo of your lids and pupils (as you look to distance & not at camera)? This will help us determine cause & be sure it is not a more serious issue. ...Read more
An injury caused a large joint effusion w/ elevation of the anterior & posterior fat pads on elbow. Will the fat pads heal and return to its place?
Kind of: The fat pads are normal structures and so they don't really heal. In a x-ray of a normal elbow, they are usually not seen as they are within the joint. When the elbow joint has extra fluid in it, they float out of the joint and are visible. So when you see fat pads on an x-ray, that is a sign of a significant elbow injury even if a fracture is not seen, as in an occult radial head fracture. ...Read more
Yes nicotine: Smoking causes peripheral artery disease. The substance nicotine causes severe artery spasm or narrowing. If you smoke heavily the effect of nicotine can be long lasting. A smoker with a sedentary life style can then deposit fat and inflammation in the blood stream at areas of the body where blood vessels branch off, like the hips and knees. This is often the areas where significant pad occurs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer