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How To Prevent Lipoma From Returning
No way to prevent: The only way to get rid of lipomas is to surgically remove them. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
? 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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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