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Do lipomas under armpit have anything to do with maybe having a higher risk for breast cancer?

Do lipomas under armpit have anything to do with maybe having a higher risk for breast cancer?

Not to my knowledge: I am not aware of any condition of an increased incidence of breast cancer and axillary lipomas. ...Read more

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Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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I had an axilary armpit lipoma surgery last month. Now I am facing problem on stretching my hand. Folding of biceps not prob. But stretching shows pain?

I had an axilary armpit lipoma surgery last month. Now I am facing problem on stretching my hand. Folding of biceps not prob. But stretching shows pain?

Make sure: Make sure no nerve injury has happened during the procedure. The best place is the office of a neurologist is the surgeon who operated on you does not have a proper answer. ...Read more

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Found a visible lump between breast and armpit in dec. Mammo and u/s in march, it showed up in neither. Dr said felt fibrous. Lipoma? Lymph gone bad?

Found a visible lump between breast and armpit in dec. Mammo and u/s in march, it showed up in neither. Dr said felt fibrous. Lipoma? Lymph gone bad?

Disturbing: If you can see and or feel it, your surgeon may help.
I worry that the mammogram may not be exposing the area of concern. Ultrasound is great fir cysts.
Careful attention.
The patient is likely correct!,. ...Read more

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Dear doctors, i recently noticed a swelling in my armpit, I had CT scan and ultrasound. Doctors said it's not lipoma, can you help me and advise me?

Dear doctors, i recently noticed a swelling in my armpit, I had CT scan and ultrasound. Doctors said it's not lipoma, can you help me and advise me?

Swelling in armpit: This is very difficult to answer without the ability to visually examine and touch your underarm. The most common abnormalities of the underarm can be divided into those that are deep under the skin and those that are on the surface. Those that are under the skin can include enlarged lymph nodes, epidermoid cysts, or some type of ectopic breast tissue. Lipoma would fit this category. On the surface swelling is usually related to the sweat glands or hair follicles in the form of folliculitis boils or hidradenitis. ...Read more

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A 5yr lump in armpit cancerous or a lipoma?got it after giving birth on my eldest.now im in my 3rd pregnancy.any treatment?

A 5yr lump in armpit cancerous or a lipoma?got it after giving birth on my eldest.now im in my 3rd pregnancy.any treatment?

Most likely not: Mass in the armpit for a five years most likely is a benign lipoma.
You can have a physician have it removed if it is bothering you so much.
It could be extra mammary gland, if you noticed that it will get bigger and noticeable only while you are pregnant.
Your doctor can assure you or treat you. ...Read more

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Can lipoma in the back cause pain down the arm?

Depends on : Location and size, but not likely, if you can be sure that it is lipoma and nothing more serious. Get a surgeon to look at it just to make sure that it is indeed nothing more than lipoma and whether it is cause of your pain. ...Read more

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What kind of Dr will remove a lipoma? How is it removed from your face, left and arm?

What kind of Dr will remove a lipoma? How is it removed from your face, left and arm?

Surgeon: Lipoma can be multiple and recur. If they are growing or are located in a sensitive area, a recommendation for surgical removal is made. Outpatient surgery is ususally adequate, so you can avoid hospital stay. Take friend/family with you to your appointment to help ask questions. Be well. ...Read more

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Do I have to have the lipoma on my arm removed of its growing and how is the removal preformed step by step?

Do I have to have the lipoma on my arm removed of its growing and how is the removal preformed step by step?

Maybe: Normally small asymptomatic lipomas do not need to be removed other than for cosmetic reasons. However, if you have a lump under the skin that is tender, painful, or growing rapidly it should probably be removed and biopsied. Usually this can be done in an office setting with local anesthesia. An incision is made, the lump is identified and removed and then the skin is closed with sutures. ...Read more

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I have one lipoma located on my lower left back when I press on it hurts . I have another one on my arm and when I press on it don't hurt?

I have one lipoma located on my lower left back when I press on it hurts . I have another one on my arm and when I press on it don't hurt?

Near nerve: Lipomas are benign fat lesions. For the most part malignant transformation does not occur and lesions remain dormant in growth patterns and are unassociated with pain. Should a benign lipoma grow to more than 10 cm., become painful and adhere to surrounding structures they need bx. If smaller lipoma is painful, it is growing or associated with an adjacent sensory nerve. ...Read more

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Are there any at home remedies I can use to get rid of a large lipoma I have on my arm?

Are there any at home remedies I can use to get rid of a large lipoma I have on my arm?

No.: Unfortunately, the only way to get rid of a lipoma is to surgically remove it. Happily, these are often very minor operations that can be performed in an office setting under local anesthesia in less than 30 minutes. If this lipoma is interfering with the quality of your life, I recommend seeing a surgeon. ...Read more

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If I want to be seen for a lipoma on right upper arm that I think is growing where do I go what's the first step to take?

If I want to be seen for a lipoma on right upper arm that I think is growing where do I go what's the first step to take?

Start with reg doc: Just start with your regular doc. Depending on the size and location of the lipoma, it should be fairly straightforward to remove. They will likely set you up with a surgeon to have it further evaluated and removed. ...Read more

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How can I tell if this lump on my arm. Is really a lipoma I was told by a nurse a long time ago. But im not sure. Help?

How can I tell if this lump on my arm. Is really a lipoma I was told by a nurse a long time ago. But im not sure.  Help?

MRI: Unlike most soft tissue tumors, you can diagnose a lipoma confidently with a mri. If it looks like a lipoma on mri, you don't need a biopsy or surgery. ...Read more

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I have a lipoma on my fore arm, and another one seems to b growin right nxt to it! Please suggest me how to get rid of them.

I have a lipoma on my fore arm, and another one seems to b growin right nxt to it! Please suggest me how to get rid of them.

Not a DIY project: First of all, this is not a do-it-yourself project. Assuming the diagnosis is correct, lipomas can be removed through a minor surgery (even in the office). Lipomas do not have to be removed — unless they are causing you some sort of distress. Check this out with your doctor to be sure you're on the right track. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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I think I have a lipoma on my arm. Which kind of doctor can remove it?

I think I have a lipoma on my arm. Which kind of doctor can remove it?

Surgeon: Lipomas are very common benign tumors that are usually located just under the skin, but may be as deep as the muscle layer. Many surgical specialists are trained to perform this operation, including general surgeons, plastic surgeons, and hand surgeons. ...Read more

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Benign Lipoma (Definition)

A clinical finding of benign ...Read more