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Fatigue Associated Lipomas
What is wrong with me? I have several painful lipomas, fatigue, depression, joint pain & stiffness, brain fog. Lab work is all normal.
Hi, I have problem with lipomas, j have a lot, over 100, it, s genetics problem. What should I change??
Multiple familial: Multiple familial lipomatosis is an autosomal dominant disorder usually with generational 1st degree relatives affected. Lipomas are asymmetric and not associated with any other symptoms. If one person alone is affected it likely is a new mutation. Surgical removal for cosmetic reasons is indicated. ...Read more
Observe: Multiplw lipomas are the rule of the road. If one specifically enlarges especially to 10 cm or greater or if pain develops in one lesion, then excision is indicated. Enlarging lipomas in rare cases convert to liposarcoma. ...Read more
Maybe: It is difficult to know how quickly or slowly lipomas develop. They probable develop slowly over time, but many people often suddenly just discover or notice them and presume they 'grew over night'. ...Read more
Sometimes: The vast majority of lipomas (fatty tumors) are benign and are harmless, however they can sometimes get very large and unsightly, they can also cause discomfort related to any pressure they put on local structures. ...Read more
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
Depends on size: Depends on size and position. When larger than 10cm consider malignancy. If very large in retroperitoneum can cause problems. On arm and very large can block activity. Large lipoms must be resected and will help in functioning. ...Read more
Lipoma: They are typically found in superficial locations (can feel them just beneath the skin). The skin is injected with a local anesthetic. The skin overlying the lipoma is incised, and the lipoma is dissected out an removed, usually in one piece. It is sent to pathology for detailed analysis. Sometimes light sedation is administered by an anesthesiologist. Deep lesions may require a bigger operation. ...Read more
Excise: Lipomatous tumors are benign at inception. As they grow there is a tendency to transform to a malignant phenotype. In the extremity if the tumor is painful or larger than 10 cm. It should be excised In the retroperitoneum around the fat pad of the kidney, all fatty tumors should be resected. ...Read more
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