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Lipoma (Overview)

Lipomas are a clinical finding of benign growths of fat tissue.


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Does prednisone cause lipomas and/or make the probability of getting them higher?

Does prednisone cause lipomas and/or make the probability of getting them higher?

I know of no: evidence to suggest that Prednisone causes enlargement of or predisposition to formation of lipomata. Prednisone CAN cause weight gain, however, and make the lipomata seem larger. ...Read more

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Lipoma (Overview)

Lipomas are a clinical finding of benign growths of fat tissue.


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Does multiple skin lipoma mean colon polyps too?

Does multiple skin lipoma mean colon polyps too?

Not linked: No evidence that the two syndromes are linked in any way. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent and treat lipomas?

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

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What type of doctor treats lipomas?

Your doctor will: Diagnose it properly. Then if need be, he will refer you to a surgeon to remove it. Lipomas are benign fatty growths, so they do not necessarily have to be removed. ...Read more

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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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All these greek and latin terms are confusing. In good old english, what is lipoma?

All these greek and latin terms are confusing. In good old english, what is lipoma?

Fatty tumor: Lipomas are benign (non-cancerous) fatty growths. They have been reported just about everywhere in the body, but are usually seen under the skin. They can be observed if they are small, but are commonly removed if they are enlarging, causing deformity, tender, etc. Generally, once removed, they do not return. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for multiple lipomas?

Multiple excisions: The only way to treat them is to excise or surgically remove them. Most insurance companies don't reimburse for this procedure for cosmetic reasons (you don't like how it looks) so i only recommend it if it affects your occupation (impacts your function or movement) or clothing (it's irritated by belt or bra, etc). ...Read more

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How to cure multiple lipoma?

How to cure multiple lipoma?

No cure except excis: You have multiple lipomas and are looking for a cure. Lipomas are multiple tumors of fat. They are considered non cancers unless they grow very large. Excision seems to be the only way to get them to go away. ...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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