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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Aside from lipoma, what can be caused by an infected hair follicle?

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Aside from lipoma, what can be caused by an infected hair follicle?

Not: folliculitis, granuloma, chronic cyst, sebaceous cyst, abscess may form after infection follicle There are Other causes for Lipoma is fatty. Fibroma fibrous Neuroma nerve cells ...Read more

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Lipoma (Definition)

Lipomas are a clinical finding of benign ...Read more


Dr. Ryan Phasouk
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Pain on right side beneath ribcage where had infected lipoma 2 mos ago (which was treated). Galbladder removed 6 yrs ago. Do i wait it out or see dr?

Dr. Ryan Phasouk
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Pain on right side beneath ribcage where had infected lipoma 2 mos ago (which was treated). Galbladder removed 6 yrs ago. Do i wait it out or see dr?

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest and ribcage include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
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I have a lipoma dct said its not infected. To use cold compress no decrectly on skin n take up to 1000 n tynol don't exced n 24 hours but im n pain ?

Dr. Addagada Rao
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I have a lipoma dct said its not infected. To use cold compress no decrectly on skin n take up to 1000 n tynol don't exced n 24 hours but im n pain ?

Lipomas don't infect: If you are going to apply cold compresses , lipoma is not the one your doctor thinking of, most likely a sebacious cyst with impending infection. Go back to your doctor , if it is he will drains it ( i&d) you will have relief from pain. ...Read more

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Dr. James Berman
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Whats the difference between a lipoma, infected lymph node, and cyst? I have a bump on my neck (left back side) and doc says its one of those 3.

Dr. James Berman
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Whats the difference between a lipoma, infected lymph node, and cyst? I have a bump on my neck (left back side) and doc says its one of those 3.

Can be hard to tell: inflamed lumps like you mentioned can be difficult to tell apart clinically. A lymph node that is swollen is usually deeper in the tissue and the surface skin looks normal. A lipoma is usually not inflamed and is soft to touch and often slides around when pushed or manipulated. A cyst is fro a hair follicle and when they rupture are often inflamed and tender. A biopsy may be needed to find out ...Read more

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Dr. George Klauber
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Does lipoma on the spermatic cord cause pain? If so what are the symptoms?

Dr. George Klauber
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Does lipoma on the spermatic cord cause pain? If so what are the symptoms?

Usually asymptomatic: Lipomas of spermatic cord are quite common, especially in males with a high BMI. Not symptomatic unless there is an inguinal herenia in addition & symptoms would be from hernia rather than lipoma ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
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How does it feels to have a lipoma intramuscular? what are the symptoms? Is it a serious thing?

Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
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How does it feels to have a lipoma intramuscular? what are the symptoms? Is it a serious thing?

Usually asymptomatic: Intramuscular lipomas are usually asymptomatic and are found incidentally. As such, they do not typically require treatment. If it is large enough, it may cause tenderness in the muscle involved (very uncommon). In that case, you should see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Bodian
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If lumps occur after 19 year and no other symptoms of neurofibromatosis found in early age .Which i seen in wikipidia? But it look like lipoma is it?

Dr. Adam Bodian
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Could be: Unfortunately, without a physical exam it is almost impossible to tell what a "lump" is. However, the good news is that by your history, it does not sound like you have new lesions related to your neurofibromatosis. The most common "lumps" found under the skin if they are soft and mushy are cysts and lipomas. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald McCarren
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How i physically examine that my lumps are only lipomas not neurofibroma? I have only lumps no other symptoms of neurofibromatosis ?My age is 27

Dr. Donald McCarren
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How i physically examine that my lumps are only lipomas not neurofibroma? I have only lumps no other symptoms of neurofibromatosis ?My age is 27

Other signs with NF1: Some helpful clues in distinguishing the 2: café au lait macules--irregularly shaped, evenly pigmented, brown macules. Most have 6 or more café au lait spots that are 1.5 cm or greater in diameter. Axillary and/or perineal freckling neurofibromas nodules may be brown, pink, or skin colored, soft or firm to the touch, and they may have the pathognomonic buttonhole invagination when pressed on. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Sir, how i know my lumps are only lipoma not neurofibroma? I have only lumps no other symptoms of nf1 is not found in my body I am healthy 27 year man

Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Sir, how i know my lumps are only lipoma not neurofibroma? I have only lumps no other symptoms of nf1 is not found in my body I am healthy 27 year man

Imaging can help: If lesions are superficial some imaging techniques such as ultrasound and mr imaging can often differentiate these benign tumors. It is true biopsy is gold standard for differentiation. Doppler ultrasound may differentiate by degree of perfusion or blood supply. ...Read more

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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2 movable lumps on left collarbone near shoulder.dr said it's fine but didn't say what they were. Lipomas? Lymph nodes?no other symptoms.

Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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2 movable lumps on left collarbone near shoulder.dr said it's fine but didn't say what they were. Lipomas? Lymph nodes?no other symptoms.

Lymph nodes, lipomas: A lipoma is in the skin, and looks like a bulge in the skin itself. An enlarged lymph node is usually under the skin and its possible to move the surface of the skin separate from the underlying lymph node. Benign lymph nodes can be either softer or a bit more firm than a lipoma, If a lymph node is very hard or unyielding, or tethered under the skin, be sure to get it checked out. ...Read more

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