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Aside from lipoma, what can be caused by an infected hair follicle?

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

Dr. Mark Pack
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Benign Lipoma (Definition)

A clinical finding of benign ...Read more


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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?

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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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 ?

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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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.

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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Does lipoma on the spermatic cord cause pain? If so what are the symptoms?

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

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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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?

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?

Need to see it.: You can have one neurofibroma without having neurofibromatosis, but it's more likely, statistically, to be a lipoma. A dermatologist can usually tell the difference just by looking, but a biopsy might be necessary to know for sure. Either way, see a dermatologist so you won't need to worry about it anymore. ...Read more

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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

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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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

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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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.

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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My consultant says i ave a lipoma it is causin me severe pain, pressure, nausea and gives me chest pain he is adamant my lipoma is not causing my symptoms but can't find anything else wrong help pls?

My consultant says i ave a lipoma it is causin me severe pain, pressure, nausea and gives me chest pain he is adamant my lipoma is not causing my symptoms but can't find anything else wrong help pls?

They are correct: Lipomas can cause moderate pain, particularly if they are struck or become injured, but the remainder of your symptoms are unrelated to your lipoma. ...Read more

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Had appendectomy 3 weeks ago. Now having upper outer thigh pain. Two painful lumps. Ultrasound was done. Doc said lipoma. Is sudden pain A symptom?

Had appendectomy 3 weeks ago. Now having upper outer thigh pain. Two painful lumps. Ultrasound was done. Doc said lipoma. Is sudden pain A symptom?

Here are some...: Which thigh do you have pain? How has it begun, evolved thus far? In a clinical profile 3 weeks after appendectomy, it is still reasonable to consider if such pain is procedure- or disease-related. Seeing lipoma in groins on ultrasound is common. So, ask and work withe the surgeon for individual detail timely. ...Read more

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Sir, I have no symptoms of neurofibromatosis and also not in my father and mom but some lumps are in my hand and very few on my thigh, is it lipoma?

Sir, I have no symptoms of neurofibromatosis and also not in my father and mom but some lumps are in my hand and very few on my thigh, is it lipoma?

Possibly: Lipoma is a benign tumor which is the most common cause of lumps under the skin. It has a very typical physical exam and your family doctor should be able to tell you after examining the area whether it is or not. ...Read more

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Hi, i have problem with lipomas, j have a lot, over 100, it,s genetics problem. What should i change??

Hi, i have problem with lipomas, j have a lot, over 100, it,s genetics problem. What should i change??

Multiple familial: multiple familial lipomatosis is an autosomal dominant disorder usually with generational 1st degree relatives affected. Lipomas are asymmetric and not associated with any other symptoms. If one person alone is affected it likely is a new mutation. Surgical removal for cosmetic reasons is indicated. ...Read more

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How to cure multiple lipoma?

How to cure multiple lipoma?

Excision : They only option for removing my promises surgical excision.
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Are lipomas hard and painful?

Lipomas: Usually are benign growth and non painful. ...Read more

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Can lipomas disappear on it's own?

Rarely: The only sure way to get rid of a lipoma is to remove it surgically. ...Read more

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Can lipomas disappear on their own?

Usually not: It would be unusual for it to disappear, usually they can remain stable for long periods of time. ...Read more

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What does a lipoma look and feel like?

What does a  lipoma look and feel like?

Soft and rounded: It would be a rubbery soft, rounded lump under the skin. They often feel like they move around underneath the skin too. ...Read more

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I was wondering are lipomas usually hard?

I was wondering are lipomas usually hard?

No, usually they : Are soft. If it is hard, it could be something else. Show it to a surgeon for definitive opinion and advice regarding surgical removal. ...Read more

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Why there is only little research on lipoma?

Simple problem: Lipomas are fairly simple problems and the management is well understood. There is little need for research on this very common problem. ...Read more

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What to do if I have several of lipomas but?

Observe: multiplw lipomas are the rule of the road. If one specifically enlarges especially to 10 cm or greater or if pain develops in one lesion, then excision is indicated. Enlarging lipomas in rare cases convert to liposarcoma. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of multiple lipomas?

What are possible causes of multiple lipomas?

Lipomas: The cause of lipomas is not completely understood, but the tendency to develop them is inherited. A minor injury may trigger the growth. Being overweight does not cause lipomas. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Lipoma?

What is the definition or description of: Lipoma?

Fatty tumor: a tumor (lump) of fatty tissue.

Tumors can be BENIGN - not cancer

and MALIGNANT -- Cancer

lipomas are benign

liposarcomas are malignant ...Read more

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Could lipomas generally tend to appear all at once?

Maybe: It is difficult to know how quickly or slowly lipomas develop. They probable develop slowly over time, but many people often suddenly just discover or notice them and presume they 'grew over night'. ...Read more

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Is lipoma harmless on your body regardless of its size?

Sometimes: The vast majority of lipomas(fatty tumors) are benign and are harmless, however they can sometimes get very large and unsightly, they can also cause discomfort related to any pressure they put on local structures. ...Read more

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What are the tell tale signs that something is a lipoma?

What are the tell tale signs that something is a lipoma?

Lipoma: They commonly occur in the neck, shoulders, back, abdomen, arms and thighs. They also move easily with slight finger pressure. Lipomas are typically less than 2 inches (5 centimeters) in diameter, but they can grow. ...Read more

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How to slow the growth of lipomas? Have hundreds of them.

How to slow the growth of lipomas? Have hundreds of them.

No known way: to stop them from growing. Sudden weight gain followed by weight loss tends to make them more prominent, a personal observation. Some soft tissue tumors are part of a syndrome that include colon problems, so ask your doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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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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Could you tell me why my lipoma is stopping me from doing a lot of things?

Could you tell me why my lipoma is stopping me from doing a lot of things?

Depends on size: Depends on size and position. When larger than 10cm consider malignancy. If very large in retroperitoneum can cause problems. On arm and very large can block activity. Large lipoms must be resected and will help in functioning. ...Read more