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Dr. Carlos Alvarez Dr. Alvarez
Surgery
29 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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What are lipoma causes and treatment for teen?

What are lipoma causes and treatment for teen?

Not well studied: Occasionally there is a strong family history of multiple lipomas. Treatment at any age is removal. I usually recommend waiting if. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Benign Lipoma (Definition)

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Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
26 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What is the most effective treatment for multiple lipomas?

What is the most effective treatment for multiple lipomas?

Multiple excisions: The only way to treat them is to excise or surgically remove them. Most insurance companies don't reimburse for this procedure for cosmetic reasons (you don't like how it looks) so i only recommend it if it affects your occupation (impacts your function or movement) or clothing (it's irritated by belt or bra, etc). ...Read more

Dr. David Hettinger Dr. Hettinger
Podiatry
32 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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Does anyone know what causes lipoma's to form? Is surgical excision the best treatment?

Does anyone know what causes lipoma's to form? Is surgical excision the best treatment?

Mainly genetic...: There is a hereditary predisposition to developing lipomas, and some feel that they may arise after some form of trauma. You don't really need to do anything to them, but the best way to get rid of them is to have them surgically excised. If you do have it removed, make sure there is a biopsy of the lesion just to be sure. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack Dr. Pack
Surgery
27 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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Lipomas Is their any natural remedy to reduce Is there any health concern that I should be concerned about ?

Lipomas Is their any natural remedy to reduce Is there any health concern that I should be concerned about ?

No natural remedy: Lipomas are benign. They can grow, cause pain, become unsightly...but a true lipoma is not dangerous to your health. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Para Dr. Para
Surgery
26 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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What is the appropriate test for a lipoma on the back to see if it's within the rib cage and if it is what is treatment if it's causing pain?

Ultrasound perhaps.: A lipoma is a benign fatty tumor that can occur anywhere on the body. They very rarely cause any pain or physical problem, and are removed primarily for definitive diagnosis or cosmetic concerns. A tumor "within the rib cage" may be imaged with ultrasound initially, then ct or MRI later is the physician determines necessity. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck Dr. Beck
Surgery
39 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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A 5yr lump in armpit cancerous or a lipoma?got it after giving birth on my eldest.now im in my 3rd pregnancy.any treatment?

A 5yr lump in armpit cancerous or a lipoma?got it after giving birth on my eldest.now im in my 3rd pregnancy.any treatment?

Most likely not: mass in the armpit for a five years most likely is a benign lipoma. you can have a physician have it removed if it is bothering you so much. it could be extra mammary gland, if you noticed that it will get bigger and noticeable only while you are pregnant. your doctor can assure you or treat you. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen Dr. Rosen
Surgery
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Are there any at home remedies I can use to get rid of a large lipoma I have on my arm?

Are there any at home remedies I can use to get rid of a large lipoma I have on my arm?

No.: Unfortunately, the only way to get rid of a lipoma is to surgically remove it. Happily, these are often very minor operations that can be performed in an office setting under local anesthesia in less than 30 minutes. If this lipoma is interfering with the quality of your life, i recommend seeing a surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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What's the causes of lipoma and any medicine or remedies for lipoma?

What's the causes of lipoma and any medicine or remedies for lipoma?

Benign tumor: Lipoma is a benign tumor of fat cells, only remedy is removal (surgery), rarely transform into malignant liposarcoma. ...Read more

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Dr. Johnny Serrano Dr. Serrano
Surgery
22 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Please help! what is the causes of lipoma and any medicine or remedies for lipoma?

Please help! what is the causes of lipoma and any medicine or remedies for lipoma?

No reason: Lipomas will form with no good reason, on any place on the body and to anyone. Simply fat cells forming a more organized shape. Can get them liposuctioned if you have the money. Otherwise your insurance will pay a general surgeon to cut it out. Small outpt procedure. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Achong Dr. Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
14 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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Is it safe to remove lipomas at home ? If so, where can I get anesthesia?

Is it safe to remove lipomas at home ? If so, where can I get anesthesia?

Not recommended: There are potential complications that can occur from the removal of the lipoma, like uncontrolled bleeding, cutting vital adjacent structures like blood vessels, nerves, tendons and organs. Also what medications and health issues do you have? Please have your procedure performed by a trained surgical team that can handle complications quick and effectively. ...Read more

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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams Dr. Phelan-adams
Family Medicine
years in practice
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My mother has surgery today for a lipoma. She contacted a could about 2 days ago and it still is there. She refuses to call the doctor ahead of time. Will they still do the surgery or will they postponse send her home? Is she at rish for pneumonia

My mother has surgery today for a lipoma. She contacted a could about 2 days ago and it still is there. She refuses to call the doctor ahead of time. Will they still do the surgery or will they postponse send her home? Is she at rish for pneumonia

Lipoma removal is: usually done with local anesthesia. Unless your mother has fever or shortness of breath (or if she needs to be put to sleep), the surgery can proceed as scheduled. This surgery will not increase her risk for pneumonia. Best wishes to you and your mom. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

Dr. John Rimmer Dr. Rimmer
Surgery
35 years in practice
University of London, King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry
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Is there any cure for lypomas other than surgical remedy?

Is there any cure for lypomas other than surgical remedy?

No: Lipomas are benign rumors of subcutaneous fat it is not always safe to presume a mass is a lipoma and surgical removal gets rid of the mass and enables an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. William Betts Dr. Betts
Neurosurgery
29 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda Dr. Uyeda
Surgery
41 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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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. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Lydon Dr. Lydon
Surgery
35 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Do lipomas go away?

No: They can be removed if they are bothersome. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Mele Dr. Mele
Surgery - Plastics
28 years in practice
UC Davis School of Medicine
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Stevens Dr. Stevens
Surgery
20 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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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. ...Read more

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