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I have a lump in my arm I was told it was a lipoma what is that and how do I get rid of it. And is it dangerous?

I have a lump in my arm I was told it was a lipoma what is that and how do I get rid of it. And is it dangerous?

Benign Fatty Tumor: Lipomas are non cancerous growths that may occur anywhere on your body, usually evident as a rubbery lump that can be felt just under the skin. They can be easily removed (often under local anesthesia in an office-setting, depending on it's size and location). Removal is advised if it is enlarging or causing discomfort, although many request removal for aesthetic reasons. ...Read more

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Benign Lipoma (Definition)

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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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I have a lipoma on my fore arm, and another one seems to b growin right nxt to it! Please suggest me how to get rid of them.

I have a lipoma on my fore arm, and another one seems to b growin right nxt to it! Please suggest me how to get rid of them.

Not a DIY project: First of all, this is not a do-it-yourself project. Assuming the diagnosis is correct, lipomas can be removed through a minor surgery (even in the office). Lipomas do not have to be removed - unless they are causing you some sort of distress. Check this out with your doctor to be sure you're on the right track. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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I work in the petroleum industry, spilled a small amount of diesel fuel on my right forearm how can I get rid of the rash, is it dangerous?

I work in the petroleum industry, spilled a small amount of diesel fuel on my right forearm how can I get rid of the rash, is it dangerous?

Diesal skin rash: First remove all clothes soaked with diesal fuel. Then wash vigorously with soap and water. The rash is from defatting and is similar to eczema. You can treat it with OTC 1% hydrocorticone cream twice daily. Be sure to wear plastic gloves or avoid eyes and wash hands thoroughly after application of cream. It can lead to cataracts and glaucoma if rubbed into the eye accidentally. Usu. Not dangerous ...Read more

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Hi I've had these lumps on my buttocks and arms and they look like boils but no pus but its really itchy how do I get rid of them?

Hi I've had these lumps on my buttocks and arms and they look like boils but no pus but its really itchy how do I get rid of them?

Lumps: Those bumps may indeed be abscesses. Seek immediate help from your doctor. Those bumps may represent a staph infection and you need immediate treatment. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of arm fat and knee-crotch lump?

How can I get rid of arm fat and knee-crotch lump?

Fat & lumps: You can not spot lose fat. If you have actual lumps - would recommend medical evaluation of these. ...Read more

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How can I tell if this lump on my arm. Is really a lipoma I was told by a nurse a long time ago. But im not sure. Help?

How can I tell if this lump on my arm. Is really a lipoma I was told by a nurse a long time ago. But im not sure. Help?

MRI: Unlike most soft tissue tumors, you can diagnose a lipoma confidently with an mri. If it looks like a lipoma on mri, you don't need a biopsy or surgery. ...Read more

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Hi doc. I wanted to know how can I get rid of lump or cyst w/pus from under my arm pit without having to go to the doctors office I don't have $ to go?

Hi doc. I wanted to know how can I get rid of lump or cyst w/pus from under my arm pit without having to go to the doctors office I don't have $ to go?

Moisture control: ? Hidradenitis? If it is, few helpful tips here: keep the area clean and dry-stuff a terry towel roll in your armpit if you have to. Avoid scented deodorant/ antiperspirant /soap - the additives that smell good can cause irritation. Don't shave - clip if you need to. Hygiene is a must to avoid infection. However, even if you are "super clean" - you will likely need a doctor's help on occasions. ...Read more

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I see a lump on my upper arm more when I turn it elbow facing down palm up. In the past I was told its a lipoma now shooting arm pain what's next help?

I see a lump on my upper arm more when I turn it elbow facing down palm up. In the past I was told its a lipoma now shooting arm pain what's next help?

Doc, check it again: Shooting pain down the arm is the focus of what needs to be evaluated. It may relate to the lipoma. A lipoma, collections of fatty tissue under the skin, may occur in multiple areas of skin. If it changes size, or quality or becomes tender, it should be removed, because there may be a cancerous change in some cells. Shoot pain down arm and lipoma may be distinct problems, have both checked out. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my left armpit. What can cause it and how do I get rid of it?

I have a lump in my left armpit. What can cause it and how do I get rid of it?

Infection anb cancer: Lumps in the area of lymph nodes that drain that area suggest an immunological reaction which is most likely a bacterial infection. The most common cause is the over use of anti-perspiriant in the underarm area. These same lymph nodes will trap cancer cells which grow and enlarge giving you that lump feeling. A helpful finding is the tenderness which is more likely caused by infection. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of this painful lump in left side of throat and armpit?

How do I get rid of this painful lump in left side of throat and armpit?

Unusual combination: See your doctor for an evaluation. These areas, throat and armpit, are not directly related and may indicate a more systemic or "whole body" issue. Without a lot more information including looking in your throat a feeling the lump in your armpit it's very hard to figure out what's going on. ...Read more

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Hi doctor I have a lump under my armpit it's been there for a years and when I press down on it, it hurts what can I do at home to get rid of it?

Nothing: Probably nothing at home is going to fix it. Go to the doctor and let them check it out to see what it is and then give your treatment options. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my armpit, what is the best sokution to get rid of this?

I have a lump in my armpit, what is the best sokution to get rid of this?

Lump: If it is tender, it could be a abscess or a lipoma. Ti is best to see your doc to check it out. ...Read more

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I think I have a lipoma. What doctor should I see to find out for sure that's what it is and how do I get rid of it?

I think I have a lipoma. What doctor should I see to find out for sure that's what it is and how do I get rid of it?

Dermatologist or sur: Most lipomas are diagnosed by simple exam and most are simply ignored. Several lipomas on one person is common. When annoying or ugly they are removed by a simple surgical excision. Expect to get stitches. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of lipomas cheaply?

How do I get rid of lipomas cheaply?

Not cheap, rather...: ...Inexpensive. Depending on the size and location of the lipoma, they may often be removed under local anesthesia in an office setting. Find a surgeon who performs these as above and you can avoid both the hospital or and anesthesia charges. ...Read more

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I have lipoma in my both hands since 5 years. Though I have remove some of it through surgery but it come out again. How to get rid of it?

I have lipoma in my both hands since 5 years. Though I have remove some of it through surgery but it come out again. How to get rid of it?

May need 2nd surgery: Lipomas may recur. But lipomas are not very frequent on hands. You should have a copy of your previous pathology and visit a plastic surgeon for evaluation and consider reexcision. Good luck. ...Read more

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Freaked out after seeing lipoma removal. Can I get rid of them with weight loss?

Freaked out after seeing lipoma removal. Can I get rid of them with weight loss?

No: Some people are prone to lipoma formation due to genetic issues that are independent of weight gain/loss. Existing lipomas do not go away with weight loss. ...Read more

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Hard lump somewhat deep under skin on outer upper left arm. Feels about the size of a dime. Gotten bigger over the last month. Doesn't move. Lipoma?

Hard lump somewhat deep under skin on outer upper left arm. Feels about the size of a dime. Gotten bigger over the last month. Doesn't move. Lipoma?

Maybe: There are many tumors that can grow larger as well as things like ganglions etc. You need a consult with a dermatologist, a surgeon, or an onchologist. ...Read more

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Will burning fat get rid of lipoma?

No: Burning fat won't get rid of lipoma.
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How can I get rid of lipomas behind the neck?

How can I get rid of lipomas behind the neck?

Surgery: Lipomas are abnormal fat tissue. Etiology is unknown. Once they form they typically require surgery to remove. ...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 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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How can I get rid of a lipoma?

How can I get rid of a lipoma?

Excision: Lipomas are usually surgically excised. Liposuction is an option for some lipomas, but there is a higher incidence of recurrence. ...Read more

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My brother is 26, having lipoma all over his body but after the biopsy of larger one report was normal, feel pain too so how can he get rid of them?

My brother is 26, having lipoma all over his body but after the biopsy of larger one report was normal, feel pain too so how can he get rid of them?

Really can't: You can have individual lipomas surgically removed if they are painful. Sometimes it doesn't actually help with the pain. You just have to live with them for the most part. ...Read more