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Lipoma Lumps Under Skin
Check with your dr: If truly a sebaceous cyst, it will follow a vicious cycle of filling with sebum, becoming infected, draining, then starting over. If infected now, may require incision and drainage by doctor. Once healed, have sac removed to prevent recurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Skin cancers most often develop on areas of sun-exposed skin including the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms, dorsum(top) of hands, and legs. However they can form in areas that are rarely sun-exposed such as the palms, fingernail/toenail beds, and even the genitals. Not all skin changes are due to skin cancer. A physician can check any skin changes that worry you and make suggestions. ...Read more
Lymph node vx. infxn: There are lymph nodes in the armpits which can be felt as little lumps - sometimes we can feel them even if there is nothing wrong. Also possible to get ingrown hair, infected follicle or boil in the armpit if red/tender. If small, moves when you touch it, and no pain, it's fine to watch & wait, but if red, sore/painful or increasing in size, get checked by a doctor. ...Read more
Hidradenitis suppra: Maybe this is not the first time you get it. Sounds like hidradenitis supprativa, which is a form of acne, involving hair follicles, sebaceous glands, and sweat glands. It often enlarges, breaks open and drains pus. Scarring may result. you may need antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medicines and sometimes surgical incision and drainage. Losing weight and wearing loose clothing can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been having pain in the epigastric region with palpable lumps deep, not just under skin like lipomas, starting to have chest pain with it for 3 month?
Possible to have many small lipomas under the skin all throughout my arms? Can't see lumps, but can feel small ones when pressing down deeper.
Lipomatosis: Yes, it is possible. It is called Lipomatosis ...Read more
Can 3 hard pea sized lumps under the skin in abdomen just be lipomas? Doctor wasn't worried, does it need to be biopsy?
I have mf lipoma 6 in my breasts. I have 2 new lumps they are firm but bumpy & feel attached close to skin, 3 sm. Red spots same breast no ins. Urgent?
How can you tell the difference between a cysts or lipoma? I have a marble sized lump under skin. Easily moves around with little pressure No pain
Transillumination: One way to determine if a subcutaneous mass is fluid filled (cyst) or more solid (lipoma) is to use a small penlight or similar. While in a darkened room you place the light source as close as possible to the cyst from one side or the other to see whether the light transilluminates the mass. If little light is visible across the mass, it is likely more solid. Positive light indicates fluidic cyst. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hard lump somewhat deep under skin on outer upper left arm. Feels about the size of a dime. Gotten bigger over the last month. Doesn't move. Lipoma?
Maybe: There are many tumors that can grow larger as well as things like ganglions etc. You need a consult with a dermatologist, a surgeon, or an onchologist. ...Read more
Movable rubbery lump size of walnut on outside of ribs below skin on left rib where rib sticks out most. Lipoma?
I have what feels like a fatty lump that moves easily under my skin on the right side of my abdomen (just under rib cage). Lipoma? Fat deposit?
I have a lump on my rib cage. It's a rubbery ball that moves with the skin. I know it could be a cyst or lipoma but what are the chances of cancer?
I have a lump deep under skin in the biceps muscle in the lower1/4of humerus. It is soft/squishy. Sono is inconclusive no bruise or lipoma. What is it?
Get it seen: Lipomas are often missed on us because the density of the lipoma is the same as the surrounding fat. That would be the most common soft tissue mass that is invisible on us. Best to have an md look at it. Hard or rapidly growing masses ar more concerning. Biopsy is the only way to know for sure. But a slow growing, soft mass may be watched with a physician if it acts benign. ...Read more
Pea sized hard lump under the skin on my stomach under my rib that rolls with my finger, likelihood that it is lipoma?
Sir, how i know my lumps are mixed with nerve by physical appearance ? Or it is neurofibroma or lipoma ?
Difficult for sure: Neurofibromas are fleshy and soft tumors that can look a lot like lipomas. Generally, lipomas are deeper under the skin, larger, and have a more broad-based appearance, where neurofibromas are more superficial, smaller, soft bumps on the skin. Usually we only know for sure when we remove them. ...Read more
Dr. Dennis p. Clifford sir but my lumps are shrinking sir how i know my lumps are only lipoma not neurofibroma?
See below: Neurofibromas do not shrink, but enlarge over time. If you don't have the disease neurofibromatosis it is highly unlikely you have a neurofibroma. Lipomas could theoretically shrink with extraordinary weight loss, but i haven't seen this. If you're really worried you could have one of the lumps biopsied to be sure. ...Read more
I have moveable small painless softish lumps on the left side of my neck. Had them for over a year. Are they lipomas?
Lipomas,lymph nodes: A lipoma will feel free floating in the skin. You will not feel a boarder to it. A lymph node will have better definition to it. It also will feel deeper. Lymph nodes enlarge with a history of infection among other things. Have it checked out by your primary doctor. He/she will examine you and may do blood work looking at your white cells. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of having many small lumps being liposarcoma? Is liposarcoman almost always large lipomas? Have had many small ones for years.
I have a lipoma on the side of my rib which causes me pain down my side, today i felt and the pain leads to smaller painful lumps should be worried?
If lumps occur after 19 year and no other symptoms of neurofibromatosis found in early age .Which i seen in wikipidia? But it look like lipoma is it?
Need to see it.: You can have one neurofibroma without having neurofibromatosis, but it's more likely, statistically, to be a lipoma. A dermatologist can usually tell the difference just by looking, but a biopsy might be necessary to know for sure. Either way, see a dermatologist so you won't need to worry about it anymore. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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