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Doctor insights on: Do Lipomas Go Away

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Do lipomas go away?

No: They can be removed if they are bothersome.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What are lipomas?

What are lipomas?

Lipoma's: These are tumors made up of fat cells that are densely packed together. They are benign. These can be annoying and may even be painful depending on where they are. If they bother you then see your physician for a referral to have them removed.

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Lipomas are hard?

Yes, lipomas: Can be hard and sometimes even painful. Depending on location and size, your soft tissue mass could be something else, something more worrisome. It is best to show it to your doctor.

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Why and how lipomas form?

Why and how lipomas form?

Benign bumps: Lipomas are soft, mobile, fatty tumors that push their neighbors aside rather than invading like a cancer. They can be solitary or multiple and can occur anywhere on the bey from scalp to feet. Multiple lipomas are frequently passed on genetically. Small lipomas are ignored, larger ones can be excised. Rapidly enlarging, painful and firm, fixed lumps should be checked out sooner than later.

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What to do for lipoma pain?

What to do for lipoma pain?

Surgical removal: As the lipoma swells it causes more pain. The nerves that supply that area will become more inflammed and continue to cause more pain. Unfortunately you can try other methods like nonsteroidals but not much success. If you can have surgery this may relieve the pain.

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How to cure multiple lipoma?

How to cure multiple lipoma?

Excision: They only option for removing my promises surgical excision.

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How large can a lipoma grow?

How large can a lipoma grow?

Larger than you want: First make sure your doc agrees its a lipoma. Other things benign or cancerous may be confused with lipoma. While lipomas are very rarely cancerous, any lipoma bigger than 3 inches should be removed completely especially ones that are on the arms or legs.

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Are lipomas hard and painful?

Lipomas: Usually are benign growth and non painful.

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What does a lipoma feel like?

Gummy bear: A lipoma feels like a soft gummy bear under the skin. They are usually encapsulated. Some patients describe pain as the tumor grows.

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What does a lipoma feel like?

What does a lipoma feel like?

Soft lump: This typically feels like a soft lump under the skin. Sometimes tender. Only treatment is surgical removal, usually sone by a general surgeon woth local anesthesia while you're awake. You should have it checked out by your primary care doctor to be sure. Hope this helps!

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Why do people develop lipomas?

Why do people develop lipomas?

It's unknown.: Lipomas are extremely common, benign fatty tumors that typically appear on the truck, arms and or thighs. They are typically slow growing, soft lumps just under the skin that appear in middle age. The cause is not really known, although there may be a familial predisposition. The only way to get rid of one is by surgery, but often they are just left alone.

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Can you tell me about lipomas?

Can you tell me about lipomas?

Fatty tumor: A lipoma is composed of fatty tissue and is a common soft tissue benign tumor. Lipomas are generally found underneath the skin in the fatty layer, are soft to the touch, usually movable, and are generally painless. They can be removed surgically as an outpatient, many times under a local anesthetic (depending on location). You may read of new procedures, their long term success are unproved.