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Lipomas are a clinical finding of benign growths of fat tissue.
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
No way to prevent: The only way to get rid of lipomas is to surgically remove them. ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read moreSee 2 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). ...Read more
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
After childbirth I suffered bad migraines, found brain lipoma on MRI. Ob said subseq births done via c-section to avoid pushing/pressure. Valid?