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Doctor insights on: How To Prevent Lipoma From Returning

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What is the best way to prevent and treat lipomas?

No way to prevent: The only way to get rid of lipomas is to surgically remove them. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Benign Lipoma (Definition)

A clinical finding of benign ...Read more


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I have lipomas, how can I prevent more from returning or get rid of them with alternative medicine?

I have lipomas, how can I prevent more from returning or get rid of them with alternative medicine?

Not much helps: Lipomas are benign fatty "tumors" which are harmless and quite common. Genes determine who is likely to get a lot of them. There is no current preventative medication or treatment allopathic or alternative that I know of, but the treatment is pretty simple. They are often easily removed in an outpatient surgical procedure with local anesthesia when needed. If they don't hurt, leave them alone. ...Read more

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Lipomas are hard?

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

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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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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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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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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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Has anyone had a lipoma popped?

Has anyone had a lipoma popped?

More info, please: I would like to answer your question, but I am uncertain what you mean by "popped". Lipomas are benign tumors usually found just below the skin, anywhere on the body. In general, these are removed if they cause discomfort or are growing. Surgical removal can often be done under local anesthesia in an office setting. It is often easy to make a scar smaller than the lump, and "pop" it out. ...Read more

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Does lipomas need to be treated?

Does lipomas need to be treated?

No: Once confirmed as a benign lesion{biopsy or exam). If they become a mental worry for the patient, painful or cosmetically unpleasing they can allwaysw be locally excised. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a lipoma?

Should I be concerned about a lipoma?

Not really: A small, asymptomatic lipoma is insignificant. I only remove them if they're on a pressure point, or is symptomatic, or is cosmetically disturbing, such as on the forehead. Good luck ...Read more

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If you had a lipoma, what would it look and feel like?

If you had a lipoma, what would it look and feel like?

Big skin lump: A lipoma is basically a lump of fatty tissue, usually seen in the skin. Feels a bit rubbery, usually pretty obvious. Your doctor should look and make sure it's not anywhere that can include a lymph node as a possibility. Usually removed surgically if desired. ...Read more

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Lipoma on us vs lymp node on us?

Lipoma on us vs lymp node on us?

? Question: Are you asking how to tell the difference? Or are these results u were given by an md? Was this a breast or underarm ultrasound? Lipomas look like your normal fat but balled up in a lump, sometimes a very thin capsule is seen. Lymph nodes will often appear more dense and show blood flow on special ultrasounds. Both of these are usually benign. What is it u are ultrasounding? ...Read more

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Can lipomas lead to lipodystrophy?

Can lipomas lead to lipodystrophy?

NO: Lipodystropy is a condition with loss of fat tissue, abnormal degeneration of fat tissue, some could be hereditary, some time due to lack of circulating lipton, fat distribution may alter, will loose where you don't want (face, cheeks, arms) gets deposited where you don't want. Lipomas are benign tumors not in metabolic sys will not undergo lipodystrophy. ...Read more

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Can fascia be mistaken for lipomas?

Can fascia be mistaken for lipomas?

NO: Fascia has distinct anatomy, is in expected location, each have its own unique futures, an experienced professional will not mistake one from another ...Read more

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What will happen in lipoma surgery?

What will happen in lipoma surgery?

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

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Can you tell me about lipoma tumor?

Can you tell me about lipoma tumor?

Benign, Fatty tumor: Lipomas are commonly located and can be felt under the skin. They are benign, so they can be left alone, requiring no surgery unless they are growing in size or become too large to compress internal structures. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a lipoma tumor?

What to do if I have a lipoma tumor?

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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How're lipomas and psoriasis related?

How're lipomas and psoriasis related?

They are not: As far as I know they have no relation to one another. ...Read more

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Are lipomas and psoriasis correlated?

Are lipomas and psoriasis correlated?

No: Lipomas are common and have no correlation to psoriaisis. ...Read more

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How can I treat lipoma without sugery?

How can I treat lipoma without sugery?

Observe: Depends on location, size symptoms!
If it gets tender, enlarges or becomes immobile, may still need surgical removal.
There are malignant lesions that can occur. ...Read more

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How to getrid of lipoma without surgery?

How to getrid of lipoma without surgery?

Not possible: Currently, the only method to remove a lipoma is surgical excision. ...Read more

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Lipoma hurt after surgery when pressed on?

Lipoma hurt after surgery when pressed on?

Normal: That's normal. Watch for any excessive redness that's getting worse or fevers or pus from the wound. ...Read more

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Why does my lipoma shrink with starvation?

Why does my lipoma shrink with starvation?

Usually: In my experience lipomas tend to be independent of weight loss most of the time since they are like isolated islands of fatty tissue, but I have seen people with prominent fatty deposits that are felt to be lipomas on exam, that get smaller with weight loss. ...Read more

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Sir how many lipoma can arise in human body?

Sir how many lipoma can arise in human body?

Unlimited: A lipoma is simply an organized benign growth in the subcutaneous fatty layer. There is no limit on the number that can occur, just like freckles on the skin. Normally one only removes a lipoma if it is symptomatic or of if it suddenly begins to grow very quickly. ...Read more

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Where can I get my lower back lipomas removed?

Where can I get my lower back lipomas removed?

Come on over: Any general surgeon can do it in the office or out patient facility. Depends on size and number. Come see me. ...Read more

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What are lipomas caused by trauma is it fasha?

What are lipomas caused by trauma is it fasha?

Fatty lump: A lipoma is an abnormal lump of fat, thought to be caused by trauma. It feels like a little lump under the skin, like a marble. Usually you can move it around, meaning that it isn't attached to the skin. If you are having pain, get the lipoma removed. ...Read more

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What the difference between lipoma and phyllodes?

What the difference between lipoma and phyllodes?

"Apples and Oranges": A lipoma is a benign fatty tumor that is most commonly found just under the skin anywhere on the body. They may occasionally cause discomfort but are most often removed for cosmetic reasons. A phyllodes tumor is a type of breast tumor that resembles a fibroadenoma; though benign, it can be locally aggressive; therefore, it is best treated by wide excision w/clear margins. ...Read more