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Firm, non visible, pea size slight painful lumps near inner triceps, gracilis on thigh and lumbar area. PA-C friend said lymph nodes aren't in this area. Could be lipoma? No ins. Warrant DR visit

Firm, non visible, pea size slight painful lumps near inner triceps, gracilis on thigh and lumbar area. PA-C friend said lymph nodes aren't in this area. Could be lipoma? No ins. Warrant DR visit

Yes: Moist likely a lipoma. Or maybe mini tears in your muscle that may be inflamed. Try resting the muscle and anti inflammatories like Advil (ibuprofen) four times daily for two weeks. Usually lipomas are not painful. If no improvement see your doctor. ...Read more

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Benign Lipoma (Definition)

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Firm painless 2-3 cm lump inner thigh under muscle 6 months. MRI x 3 not lipoma or desmoid. Avid enhancement - no diagnosis. Size fluctuates - benign?

Firm painless 2-3 cm lump inner thigh under muscle 6 months. MRI x 3 not lipoma or desmoid. Avid enhancement - no diagnosis. Size fluctuates - benign?

When in doubt: Excision biopsy, it is in safe accessible location, it is a simple ambulatory procedure, will rule out more serious sarcomas, do not have to go for more MRI s etc ...Read more

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Have swelling back of leg behind knee, inch below is a lump they said lipoma, anyway I now have ache in leg and hip it just does not feel right?

Have swelling back of leg behind knee, inch below is a lump they said lipoma, anyway I now have ache in leg and hip it just does not feel right?

Knee pain: A swelling in back of your knee would most likely be a Baker's cyst. The best way to explore this is by getting an ultrasound of the leg. ...Read more

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Deep lipoma on low r side of back/pelvis area. Grown in size about an avocado seed but wider more pain stemming from lump to right buttock down leg.?

Deep lipoma on low r side of back/pelvis area. Grown in size about an avocado seed but wider more pain stemming from lump to right buttock down leg.?

Maybe, but...: Doc may be right since lipoma may have its share of inflammation though becoming spontaneously infected is rare. Hence, still have a close follow-up with the doctor to see how this lump may evolve and change over time so to shed a light on what it is. To get these things done correctly, follow instructions described in articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best wish to. .. ...Read more

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3x2cm intramuscular thigh lump. US, XRay & MRI indeterminate but not lipoma. Hi T2 &STIR low T1. What could it be?

3x2cm intramuscular thigh lump. US, XRay & MRI indeterminate but not lipoma. Hi T2 &STIR low T1. What could it be?

Could be: Neurolemmoma (or Schwannoma), less likely malignant tumor. It would probably require biopsy. Consult with a surgeon for specific advice. ...Read more

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Lipomas? Pea to marble size lumps near inner tricepsx2, inner thigh near gracilisx2 and lumbarx2. PA said these are not lymph nodes No ins. Dangerous?

Lipomas? Pea to marble size lumps near inner tricepsx2, inner thigh near gracilisx2 and lumbarx2. PA said these are not lymph nodes No ins. Dangerous?

Lipomas R Benign: Nope. They are left alone unless they get infected, injured or become intolerably painful. These are cysts of fat cells and are very common. ...Read more

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Is there any way to determine whether a lump in thigh is lipoma or malignant by physical exam or ultrasound? If it's large (2 in), more suspicious?

Is there any way to determine whether a lump in thigh is lipoma or malignant by physical exam or ultrasound? If it's large (2 in), more suspicious?

Most likely benign: One can usually determine with reasonable accuracy between a benign lipoma and malignancy on a routine physical exam. Most should be removed and analyzed by a pathologist to be sure. If there is concern, an ultrasound or MRI can be helpful but total excision is usually the best approach. ...Read more

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Had appendectomy 3 weeks ago. Now having upper outer thigh pain. Two painful lumps. Ultrasound was done. Doc said lipoma. Is sudden pain A symptom?

Here are some...: Which thigh do you have pain? How has it begun, evolved thus far? In a clinical profile 3 weeks after appendectomy, it is still reasonable to consider if such pain is procedure- or disease-related. Seeing lipoma in groins on ultrasound is common. So, ask and work withe the surgeon for individual detail timely. ...Read more

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Lump in thigh 5cmx2cmx? Deep. Pain when walking but not on palpitation. Doc arranging ultrasound. Is it lipoma or more serious?

See a surgeon: Usually lipomas are fairly superficial, painless, and relatively soft. If the mass is deeper and firmer, this can be a muscle or bone tumor, some are benign and some are not. If this is the case, you may need a ct or MRI to get a better idea of it's relationship to other structures. If there is a concern this is sarcoma, you should see a surgical oncologist, as the correct removal is critical. ...Read more

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Sir, I have no symptoms of neurofibromatosis and also not in my father and mom but some lumps are in my hand and very few on my thigh, is it lipoma?

Sir, I have no symptoms of neurofibromatosis and also not in my father and mom but some lumps are in my hand and very few on my thigh, is it lipoma?

Possibly: Lipoma is a benign tumor which is the most common cause of lumps under the skin. It has a very typical physical exam and your family doctor should be able to tell you after examining the area whether it is or not. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my left leg beside me knee on the inner side. My dr thinks it might be a lipoma. Could it be?

I have a lump on my left leg beside me knee on the inner side. My dr thinks it might be a lipoma. Could it be?

Could be lipoma: Or schwannoma. Excision is usually advisable if it is symptomatic or enlarging. Or it could be ay number of benign tumors or even a cyst. Ask your doctor if he thinks it should be removed. ...Read more

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I have been advisedthat I have a lipoma behind my knee following an MRI scan. I have now noti ced another lump on other leg. Is it common to have more?

I have been advisedthat I have a lipoma behind my knee following an MRI scan. I have now noti ced another lump on other leg. Is it common to have more?

Multiple lipomatosis: Multiple familial lipomatosis is an autosomal dominant condition in which patients develop multiple lipomas. Affected individuals will pass it on to 50% of their children. It has variable penetrance, so the size and number of lipomas may vary. Surgery to remove any growing or symptomatic lipomas is the treatment of choice. ...Read more

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Husband has 2-3 inch lump on thigh. It is rock hard, ultrasound revealed it could be a limpoma, but needs to be removed... Are they usually hard?

No: Lipomas are usually not hard, can feel firm but have some give to them. This is why it should be removed because until the pathologist evaluates the tissue you don't know the exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hello. I have a lump on my back. I was told its lipoma but its hard at the bottom and gets softer toword the top. What could this be?

Have to see it!: This is the kind of thing that a doctor needs to see. If you are not convinced your doctor is correct, see her/him again or see another doctor. ...Read more

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Firm lump on shoulder blade that does not move. Been there for about two yrs, recently growing and increased discomfort. Fairly certain not a lipoma.

Firm lump on shoulder blade that does not move. Been there for about two yrs, recently growing and increased discomfort. Fairly certain not a lipoma.

Get evaluated: Any lump increasing in size or associated with discomfort warrants evaluation, particularly if present for fairly lengthy duration. I would not venture to guess what it may or may not be without an exam. ...Read more

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I have a couple of hard, nodular lumps in upper abdomen 3 years painful if pressed pain is sharp and goes through to back. Is it a lipoma?

I have a couple of hard, nodular lumps in upper abdomen 3 years painful if pressed pain is sharp and goes through to back. Is it a lipoma?

Need 2 Be Seen: Lipomas are the most common cause of lumps under the skin (in the subq space), however they rarely cause shooting pain on palpation as you describe. I suggest that you make an appointment with your primary care doctor to help sort this out. ...Read more

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Over 50 rubbery to hard, slight painful lumps in tricep, gracilis under rib and lumbar area. Lipoma? 50lbs overweight, not visible, some are deep.

Over 50 rubbery to hard, slight painful lumps in tricep, gracilis under rib and lumbar area. Lipoma? 50lbs overweight, not visible, some are deep.

Lipomas??: Without an exam it would be difficult to say. It sounds like lipomas - fatty tumors. Some people have a few, some have a bunch. They can be removed if needed. They don't habe to be removed if it is determined that they are lipomas. See you doctor or surgeon to make sure. ...Read more

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Lipomas in stomach, back, arms, thighs. Overall about 25.Natural cures?

Lipomas in stomach, back, arms, thighs. Overall about 25.Natural cures?

None: There is no natural cures, if you have so many, they may not be lipomas, they could be neurofibromas. See your doctor get at least one biopsied and proceed from that report. ...Read more

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What is this slowly growing lump on my arm? Not too hard. Maybe lipoma?

What is this slowly growing lump on my arm? Not too hard. Maybe lipoma?

Could be: Could be, see your physician to rule out a malignant growth. ...Read more

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I have a small movable lump in my lower back, right side. Not painful. Should I worry? Lipoma? Nerofibroma?

Lipoma: Lipoma is a likely diagnosis, but a physician would have to diagnose it. Lack of redness, pain and tenderness means that it is not inflamed or infected and may not have to be removed unless it's in an area of the body where it's subjected to continual irritation or unless it's growing or unless the examining physician recommends its removal. ...Read more