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Lipoma is bothering me after I tried to pop it. What should I do?

Lipoma is bothering me after I tried to pop it. What should I do?

Stop trying to pop: Lipomas have to be surgically removed. Lipomas cannot be "popped". Trying to do so will only irritate it. ...Read more

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Benign Lipoma (Definition)

Lipomas are a clinical finding of benign ...Read more


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My husband get's lipoma all over his body, they have been popping up over the last 5 years. He is 31. Why do these occur? Can our kids get them too?

My husband get's lipoma all over his body, they have been popping up over the last 5 years. He is 31. Why do these occur? Can our kids get them too?

Don't know and yes: "no one knows why these lumps form, although they do tend to run in families and may result from mutations in fat cells leading to rapid, but orderly proliferation. They are benign growths, meaning they do not become cancerous and do not metastasize (spread to other organs)". You may get great results from chinese medicine or homeopathy...Look uo a practitioner in your area. http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/qaa400507/lipomas-frustrated-by-fatty-tumors.html. ...Read more

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I have a Lipoma on my back. It's not bothering me but I love having massages on my back. Is it harmful if it is massaged? Will it risk it to growing?

I have a Lipoma on my back. It's not bothering me but I love having massages on my back. Is it harmful if it is massaged? Will it risk it to growing?

No: A lipoma is not harmful; they do not have the potential for harm, either; in other words, don't turn into cancer. They can grow to a substantial size, but massaging them will not cause this--they will grow through no fault of yours if they feel like it ...Read more

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I have lipoma on my shoulder, i applied pressure to it and tried to pop like a pimple. It sprayed a fowl smelling substance for a month. Is this safe?

I have lipoma on my shoulder, i applied pressure to it and tried to pop like a pimple. It sprayed a fowl smelling substance for a month. Is this safe?

Lipoma: The lesion you mention may not be a lipoma. Typically, a lesion of the skin and skin structures that expresses foul-smelling substance is a epidermal inclusion cyst or sebaceous cyst. These are benign lesions, but can become infected. You should seek medical attention and have this looked at as you may require antibiotics and then removal. ...Read more

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Can I get insurance to cover multiple lipoma removal? I found 76, 9 bother me enough for removal due to size I bump them & have occ. Nerve pain.

Can I get insurance to cover multiple lipoma removal? I found 76, 9 bother me enough for removal due to size I bump them & have occ. Nerve pain.

If they have to go..: Usually we try to leave them alone but if there are some that are painful then your insurance usually pays to have them removed. Try not to go overboard on getting them cut out. ...Read more

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What are lipomas?

What are lipomas?

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. ...Read more

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Lipomas are hard?

Lipomas are hard?

Yes, lipomas: Can be hard and sometimes even painful. Depending on location and size, your soft tissue mass could be something else, something more worrisome. It is best to show it to your doctor. ...Read more

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Do lipomas come and go?

Do lipomas come and go?

NO: They do not 'come and go' , lipoma is a slow growing , benign tumor of fat tissue, once develop will not disappear , unless removed, rarely they can turn to malignant liposarcoma. ...Read more

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Why and how lipomas form?

Why and how lipomas form?

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. ...Read more

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