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No way to prevent: The only way to get rid of lipomas is to surgically remove them.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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).
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.
After childbirth I suffered bad migraines, found brain lipoma on MRI. Ob said subseq births done via c-section to avoid pushing/pressure. Valid?
Probably: Would defer to recommendation of neurologist or neurosurgeon
If I was to go to an urgent care center for arm pain with a lipoma what will they do because my arm gets weak n painful pretty much my whole arm.
Different problems: Most lipomas are superficial in the skin and subcutaneous fat. They shouldn't cause arm weakness or numbness unless directly overlying a nerve. On the other hand, arm weakness or numbness can be symptoms of much more serious problems such as thoracic outlet syndrome, vascular insufficiency, or spinal cord pathology. You definitely need to see a dr for a complete history and physical exam.See 1 more doctor answer
Uncommon: Lipomas are prone to growing but they tend to grow very slowly. When a large mass is encountered that feels like a lipoma, a core biopsy is warranted before excision to be certain it is not a sarcoma. As far as the "hard" part, lipomas usually feel rubbery since they are made of fat; however, they can feel hard if they are located under the fascia that covers our muscles.
Lipomatosis: This sounds like lipomatosis, however there are a few other syndromes that can do this as well. Most commonly, this is a benign disorder, and causes merely a cosmetic disturbance.See 1 more doctor answer
Lipoma's: These are tumors made up of fat cells that are densely packed together. They are benign. These can be annoying and may even be painful depending on where they are. If they bother you then see your physician for a referral to have them removed.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Surgical removal: As the lipoma swells it causes more pain. The nerves that supply that area will become more inflammed and continue to cause more pain. Unfortunately you can try other methods like nonsteroidals but not much success. If you can have surgery this may relieve the pain.See 2 more doctor answers