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I have a lipoma and had thyroid cancer. My seven year old has two lipomas. Are they truly benign or can this be a sign of an underlying disorder?

I have a lipoma and had thyroid cancer. My seven year old has two lipomas. Are they truly benign or can this  be a sign of an underlying  disorder?

No relation: Lipomas are benign growths developing in adipose tissue. They are not related to any malignancies but can on their own, progress to develop malignant transformation. If lipoma begins to grow rapidly and noted to become firm in consistency rather than softi , then bx is indicated. The majority of lipomas do not convert and have not been reported to be involved in any tumor syndrome ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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What are some causes of getting lipomas, a ganglion and now a goiter on my thyroid?

What are some causes of getting lipomas, a ganglion and now a goiter on my thyroid?

Not realted: You have three relatively common conditions. They are not related to each other. ...Read more

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How to treat a hard spine/neck lipoma?

How to treat a hard spine/neck lipoma?

Lipoma: Pain is the main consideration. If painful or with skin retraction/color change, should be excised. If not, observe it. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of lipomas behind the neck?

How can I get rid of lipomas behind the neck?

Surgery: Lipomas are abnormal fat tissue. Etiology is unknown. Once they form they typically require surgery to remove. ...Read more

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I have moveable small painless softish lumps on the left side of my neck. Had them for over a year. Are they lipomas?

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 more

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Raised red sores on neck, is this a lipoma?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Small tumor in my back side neck. I doubt lipoma .. How to remove this ?neck movement fproblem, sensation problem , little pain..

Small tumor in my back side neck. I doubt lipoma .. How to remove this ?neck movement fproblem, sensation problem , little pain..

Need to show your do: If you can show it to your doctor, he/she can advise you for the need for biopsy if indicated. You can go to your family doctor or an ENT surgeon and seek their advice for further management or monitoring. ...Read more

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Can a lipoma swell up and down often without any pain?Its on top of the bone at top of spine/base of neck and coz of it position it gets aggravated.

Can a lipoma swell up and down often without any pain?Its on top of the bone at top of spine/base of neck and coz of it position it gets aggravated.

Same size: A lipoma shouldn't fluctuate in size unless there is associated intermittent bleeding or fluid collection within it that comes and goes. Cysts and abscesses which are not solid growths, may fluctuate in size. ...Read more

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Could lipoma cause my neck to be bigger than other side. or my right tonsil to be swollen been like that 10 years. dr said it wont hurt me. will it?

Could lipoma cause my neck to be bigger than other side.  or my right tonsil to be swollen been like that 10 years. dr said it wont hurt me. will it?

Lipomas can range in: size and if large enough yes they could make your neck look larger. Tonsils inside your throat if big enough to change size of neck I would think you would have trouble swallowing. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Benign Lipoma (Definition)

A clinical finding of benign ...Read more