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Does anyone know what causes lipoma's to form? Is surgical excision the best treatment?

Does anyone know what causes lipoma's to form? Is surgical excision the best treatment?

Mainly genetic...: There is a hereditary predisposition to developing lipomas, and some feel that they may arise after some form of trauma. You don't really need to do anything to them, but the best way to get rid of them is to have them surgically excised. If you do have it removed, make sure there is a biopsy of the lesion just to be sure. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Therapy (Definition)

Certain exercises, called "breech" exercises have a mild degree of success. Acupuncture also has ...Read more


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What are lipoma causes and treatment for teen?

What are lipoma causes and treatment for teen?

Not well studied: Occasionally there is a strong family history of multiple lipomas.

Treatment at any age is removal. I usually recommend waiting if. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for multiple lipomas?

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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What is the appropriate test for a lipoma on the back to see if it's within the rib cage and if it is what is treatment if it's causing pain?

What is the appropriate test for a lipoma on the back to see if it's within the rib cage and if it is what is treatment if it's causing pain?

Ultrasound perhaps.: A lipoma is a benign fatty tumor that can occur anywhere on the body. They very rarely cause any pain or physical problem, and are removed primarily for definitive diagnosis or cosmetic concerns. A tumor "within the rib cage" may be imaged with ultrasound initially, then ct or MRI later is the physician determines necessity. ...Read more

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How long after deep in her muscular lipomas removed from lumbar should start physical therapy?

How long after deep in her muscular lipomas removed from lumbar should start physical therapy?

Weeks: After deep tissue surgery, 6 weeks of restrictions apply. This does not prevent you from exercising while lying on your back - weights, legs, arms. Walking is not restricted. You can exercise in water after the wound is healed. Pleased to hear you are motivated to stay fit. Physical therapy will be helpful if you have mechanical problems with the area that needed surgery. ...Read more

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How long after surgery for having deep intramuscular lipomas removed from lumbar both sides should I have physical therapy thank you?

How long after surgery for having deep intramuscular lipomas removed from lumbar both sides should I have physical therapy thank you?

Ask your surgeon to: See if you need physical therapy, and when you should start, if you do. It all depends on the specific type of surgery performed to remove those lipomas. ...Read more

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What is the best alternative treatment for pnuemonia?

What is the best alternative treatment for pnuemonia?

Use mainstream Rx: Untreated pneumonia is often lethal. Use any "alternative" or "complementary" Rx only as an adjunct. There are few pneumonia quacks because the outcome is generally good and it's obvious when the treatment is working. By contrast, "alternative" practitioners thrive on the desperation of cancer victims with more grim outlooks. Be discerning especially about claims that sound too good to be true. ...Read more

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Waht is the alternative treatment for mycosis fungoidis?

Waht is the alternative treatment for mycosis fungoidis?

Integrative oncology: Most oncologists consider legitimate therapies those that are safe, effective & published in high quality peer reviewed journals. There are many therapies that may be effective as complimentary therapies (not used 'in place of' a conventional treatment.) this is practiced by providers of integrative oncology. Www. Integrativeoncology-essentials. Com. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative treatment for porokeratosis or dsap?

Yes - several.: Disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis, is a benign condition which can occur more typically on the lower legs, but also other body areas as well. Common treatments include cryotherapy (freezing), keratolytics that contain urea or lactic acid, as well as actinic keratosis treatments such as zyclara, Picato (ingenol mebutate) or even the older generation of 5-fluorouracil. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatment for gallbladder polyp?

None: If the polyp is 1 cm or larger, the gall bladder should be removed. If it
is smaller than 1 cm and you do not have symptoms suggestive of gb disease, then it can be followed with us studies. If you have typical symptoms of biliary colic, then removal of the gb is the only effective treatment. ...Read more

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What are some alternative treatment for acute leukaemia?

What are some alternative treatment for acute leukaemia?

None: Please follow the recommended, standard treatment. Before modern medicine, nearly 100% of kids and adults with acute leukemias died within a few weeks to months of being diagnosed. Today, almost all patients get into remission. About 40% of patients with the most aggressive types will be cured with no evidence of leukemia 5 years from diagnosis. Some easier to treat types have 80-90% cute rate. ...Read more

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Do you know if there's any alternative treatment for md?

Do you know if there's any alternative treatment for md?

None that work: Evidence-based medicine has little to offer beyond support for the muscular dystrophy patient. Thankfully, the families of muscular dystrophy patients are a tight community and help guide each other so these patients are less likely to be targeted by the cruellest health frauds. If common mushrooms really worked, the research piranhas at the NIH would know by now. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative treatment for essential thrombocytosis?

Is there an alternative treatment for essential thrombocytosis?

Thrombocytosis: You really need to work with your hematologist--depending how high platelets, genetic factors, your bone marrow tretment low dose aspirin, hydroxyurea, anagrelide--also weght loss, stopping smoking, hydration--the fear is blood clots. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative treatment for type II bi-polarity?

Is there an alternative treatment for type II bi-polarity?

Bipolar Disorder: Although I am very much in favor of blending the use of appropriate alternative medicine with traditional western medication - I do not know of any solo alternative treatment that will effectively deal with bipolar disorder. I do use acupuncture as an adjunct for bipolar patients to calm & balance. It has been very successful - but as an adjunct. Take care. ...Read more

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Is there a good alternative treatment for whole-body pain?

It depends...: What is the cause and suspected diagnosis for the pain? It it is fibromyalgia or chronic widespread pain, which are not clearly understood, so treatment is directed at relieving symptoms, mood, pain and function rather than attacking the causes; but studies have shown that succesful treatment of pain generators such as an arthritic joint or muscle trigger points, can diminish the pain. ...Read more

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Is alternative treatment (natural) for hodgkin's disease available? What is it like?

No: Untreated this is a lethal cancer and will cause you an uncomfortable death. There is no natural remedy for this condition. Hodgkins is one of the most treatable malignancies - so get to an oncologist right away for a chance to save your life. ...Read more

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My son (7 years old) is coughing a lot for a very long time now. Any alternative treatment you could recommend? Any food we should avoid?

Question: We need a little more details here. How long has he been coughing, does he have a fever, and is he having trouble breathing? What have you tried for the cough? ...Read more

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What are some alternative treatment for bph?

What are some alternative treatment for bph?

BPH: Medications such as Alpha blockers and 5 aris have been around for years. Surgical options include turp, lasers, photovaporization, enucleation, and the newest fda-approved modality uro-lift. Phytotherapy or herbal treatments are also available. ...Read more

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Can you suggest any alternative treatment for bph?

Can you suggest any alternative treatment for bph?

NO: If by "alternative" you are referring to herbals the answer is there are none that work. You are 33 so you must be asking for a much older person since BPH does not happen at 33. ...Read more

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Which is the most effective alternative treatment for adhd?

Nutrition: Well, nutrition won't totally treat adhd, but optimize good nutrition and make sure other possible contributors aren't making it worse.

Sleeping well and enough?
Eating healthy foods and minimizing or eliminating food coloring and high fructose corn syrup?
Make sure not depressed or having other treatable contributors, such as learning disorder, hearing or vision problems, pain (eg headaches). ...Read more

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Is there any alternative treatment available for SLE? ?

Is there any alternative treatment available for SLE? ?

No: Since uncontrolled SLE can cause permanent organ damage (particularly the kidneys), experimenting with alternative Rx is a dangerous game. Stay the course with your rheumatologist. Since you are likely not exposed much to the sun, you may have a vitamin D3 deficiency which should be corrected with D3 supplement. ...Read more

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Did any one have success with an alternative treatment for melamona?

malignant melanoma: Are you referring to a malignant melanoma? I would not replace conventional treatment with alternative tx for this condition. But you might discuss using adjunctive alternative treatments with your physician. ...Read more

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What is an alternative treatment for HPV for males besides condylox (podofilox)?

What is an alternative treatment for HPV for males besides condylox (podofilox)?

Surgery/Aldara: Laser surgery is preferred. Aldabra is used to help prevent but doesn't work well to treat. ...Read more

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What is an alternative treatment for HPV for males aside from condylox (podofilox)?

What is an alternative treatment for HPV for males aside from condylox (podofilox)?

Aldara (imiquimod) (Imiqimod): Boosts your immune system which helps toeliminate hpv virus. 70 - 85% effective. Other alternatives are freezing with liqid nitrogen, electrocauery to reove with electric current or laser vaporization or excisiion. These methods are up to 90% effective. However, genial warts can recur after any hpv wart treatment. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative treatment to get rid of belly fat?

Is there an alternative treatment to get rid of belly fat?

Yes: I do not know your specific situation. Consider a trial of a whole foods plant based vegan diet along with exercise. If you are concerned about getting enough protein, eat nuts, seeds, beans and maybe some grains (if allergies/sensitivities to these do not exist). If your digestive system tolerates these, eat lots of vegetable salads, homemade vegetable soups, raw seeds and nuts. ...Read more

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What is an alternative treatment to sinusitis? I was diagnosed and put on clindomycin, but want an alternative med.

What is an alternative treatment to sinusitis? I was diagnosed and put on clindomycin, but want an alternative med.

Sinusitis: Other treatments include antihistamine, decongestant, nasal steroid spray, and other antibiotics like Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). If the clindamycin is a problem for you then a discussion with your physician is a good idea. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Benign Lipoma (Definition)

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