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Macrocephaly Multiple Lipomas Hemangiomata Syndrome
If i want to be checked out for multiple lipoma syndromes, what type of specialist doctor would i ask to be sent to? Thank you!
First your own MD: If you have multiple soft tissue masses under the skin , most likely they are neurofibromas , some one in your family may also have them , get one biopsied , if they are lipomas gen surgeon , or plastic surgeon will take care of the problem , also possible to remove them by lipo-sucction in order to minimize the scar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Large heads in infancy need to be followed by pedi MD over time. By itself, can be due to parental large head. If it is out of range and no family history and other things are occurring, i.e. delayed speech and behaviors this can be a soft sign to autism spectrum disorders. If increasing head size over time, can also be due to CSF fluid leaks causing that ...Read more
Descriptive term: Macrocephaly is simply a descriptive term that means big head. By definition about 3% of the population will be at the large end of the head size scale ( as well as 3% on the small end). Some syndromes or conditions like hydrocephalus have big heads, but most macrocephaly is a benign autosomal dominant trait. It hasn't bothered me a bit, except for being hard to find a football helmet to fit. ...Read more
Macrocephaly: Macrocephaly is diagnosed when the circumference of the head is more than two standard deviations above average for the child's age, sex, race, and period of gestation and may be caused by many conditions. Macrocephaly would be the diagnosis if the ofc (occipito-frontal circumference) is >90%ile for his age and gestation. ...Read more
Big head: Macro=big, cephaly=head.This is just a label for someone with a larger than expected head, which at least 3-5% of the normal population will have. It is usually genetic, with one or both parents affected. There are some medical conditions that can also cause the head to be large which can be sorted out by a physician. For most, it just makes finding a hat that fits difficult. ...Read more
Is there any means of treating macrocephaly. Im 6ft 3" 24 years old and my head is 63cm in diameter. I've only noticed its size in the last 3 years. ?
Other Sx ???: By definition you have a big head circumference. It is likely one of your parents do too. If you've lived this long and had no problems other than finding a hat that fits, ignore the issue & live your life knowing you fall in the top 3% in something. If you think the size is increasing, have unexplained headaches, etc. See your doc. You only beat me by 2 cm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My child was diagnosed with macrocephaly.
I took her in to get an MRI done It came back normal. Is her head going to be abnormally large when teenager?
Impatient because her head is still swollen! and is macrocephaly (enlarged head) a correct diagnoses for fluid in the brain, what to do?
Can't advise : This is really not something that an physician that is not involved in her care can comment on. I see you are from NYC. Some of the very best neurosurgeons practice in NY. I'd follow their advice, and get a second opinion if you aren't sure about the recommendation. ...Read more
33 weeks ultrasound showed impression of macrocephaly with dilated both lateral and III rd ventricles. Please what does it mean ?
Consult neurosurgeon: This sounds like you had an ultrasound of your baby in utero. The dilated ventricles and macrocephaly suggest hydrocephalus. The cause is sometimes not immediately known based on the information provided. Frequently your ob/gyn physician will consult with a neurosurgeon to review the situation and to be available for evaluation/treatment when the baby is delivered. ...Read more
Does liposuction cause lipoma? I want to do liposuction for back bra overhang bulge.r there side effects m 23 years old.
Lipoma: lipomas are fatty tumors that are formed by the body, not by liposuction. Masses that occur after liposuction are either blood collections like hematoma, or scarred fatty tissue, which might be somewhat similar to a lipoma but is a body's repair for the tissue removed. Done carefully liposuction in the area mentioned usually has few complications or residual masses ...Read more
I hav now around 40 to 50 lipomas on different parts of my body. I'm worried r they really lipoma or some cancerous growth?
They are: Most likely neurofibromas ( nf i ) not lipomas , get on of or two biopsied , ten you decide the larger ones removed , most likely some one in your family also have , . Don't worry they are not malignant , . ...Read more
Don't worry: In the hands of a competent doctor things will go smoothly and your spine is not involved. ...Read more
Hi, i have problem with lipomas, j have a lot, over 100, it,s genetics problem. What should i change??
Multiple familial: multiple familial lipomatosis is an autosomal dominant disorder usually with generational 1st degree relatives affected. Lipomas are asymmetric and not associated with any other symptoms. If one person alone is affected it likely is a new mutation. Surgical removal for cosmetic reasons is indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you advise if I'm having a multiple lipoma in the body, I'm having a pain in the left abdomen what can I do?
I've 10-15 lipomas in various sizes all over my body.some r painful when they r disturbed.my Cholesterol levels r low&I'm normal.how to reduce this?
Lipomas: Lipomas are non-cancerous growth of fat cells within a fibrous capsule, sometimes hereditary, often in multiple locations, unrelated to cholesterol or weight. They feel like small soft, somewhat mobile, lumps under the skin. The lumps are begnin but may become sore if traumatized or in an awkward spot where they are subject to constant irritation. Lipomas are removed surgically if bothersome. ...Read more
Larger than you want: First make sure your doc agrees its a lipoma. Other things benign or cancerous may be confused with lipoma. While lipomas are very rarely cancerous, any lipoma bigger than 3 inches should be removed completely especially ones that are on the arms or legs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer