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Lipoma Alternative 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
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
I have around 15 to 20 lipomas on my different parts of body, they r growing in size gradually. Is there any non surgery treatment?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a lipoma on my foot it has becom painful my podiatrist refuses to offer any form of treatment besides a brace, is this the correct treatment?
Second opinion: Either another podiatrist or better yet a plastic surgeon ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after surgery for having deep intramuscular lipomas removed from lumbar both sides should I have physical therapy thank you?
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
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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