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I have a lump on the side of my heal that itchs and burn. What can I do to help with the pain? Md thought it was fatty tissue and didn't tell me what to do

I have a lump on the side of my heal that itchs and burn. What can I do to help with the pain? Md thought it was fatty tissue and didn't tell me what to do

The: The most common small bump or bumps on the sides of the heel are little fat pad herniations. The fat pad that surrounds the heel is enclosed in a mesh to contain its shape. Sometimes, a little piece of fat can herniate through this mesh and poke out.

But fat pad herniations are almost never painful, and certainly not itchy or cause burning.

You may have something else going on there, and it may be just a coincidence that whatever else is going on is occurring just where your fat pad herniation is, even though it's completely unrelated. I'm guessing, of course, since I haven't see your foot. One of the more common causes of burning and itching is a fungal infection, like an athlete's foot. Try putting on some over-the-counter anti-fungal cream twice a day. If it's a fungus, the itching and burning should be gone in a couple of days (although the little lump is going to be there forever).

Needless to say, if that doesn't work, it's time to see a doctor.... Preferably one that actually gives you a diagnosis and prescribes some sort of treatment. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Fatty tissue in the liver, what to do?

Fatty tissue in the liver, what to do?

On ultrasound?: Make sure you're at a healthy weight and drink just rarely (at least as long as you get the problem under control). a lot of it also depends on how your liver enzymes look - a lot of people can have fat in the liver without it necessarily being a problem. If it causes inflammation though, you gotta take some preventative steps. ...Read more

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Fatty tissue or cancerous tumor, how to tell?

Fatty tissue or cancerous tumor, how to tell?

Biopsy: Fatty tissue in the form of a lipoma becomes suspiciaous for malignancy when it grows and reachs over 10 cm. With large fatty tumors, total excision is required for diagnosis since part of the tumor can be benign and part malignant. A sample biopsy can prove to be wrong. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have soft fatty tissue in the arm pit?

Is it normal to have soft fatty tissue in the arm pit?

MOST OF THE TIME: Yes but have to make sure it is not an enlarged lymph node. ...Read more

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I have fatty tissue in my liver, what problems could this cause?

I have fatty tissue in my liver, what problems could this cause?

Interesting: It is not the question to ask. The question you should be asking is what is the cause. Too much alcohol can help do this. If someone is very overweight, this can be the cause. This can occur in prediabetic states or in diabetes. It may also be a precursor of cirrhosis. Meds can be the cause of this as well as some infections. There can also be a problem is someone had extreme weight loss. See doc ...Read more

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Can I lose partial pieces of fatty tissue thru urination? Not all the time though

Can I lose partial pieces of fatty tissue thru urination? Not all the time though

See below: No.
You do not loose fatty tissue through urine.
Some patients may have papillary necrosis and kidney tissue accompanied by bleeding may occur. ...Read more

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If stabbed in the left lower stomache knife entering fatty tissue, would this be fatal or what would happen? Or where in the stomache could you be stabb

If stabbed in the left lower stomache knife entering fatty tissue, would this be fatal or what would happen? Or where in the stomache could you be stabb

Belly wound bad.: It's always hard to say with certainty, but the entire abdomen contains very important structures. A knife wound anywhere in the area could be fatal. Another knife wound just an inch to the right or left of that wound might be survivable. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have blood go into your fat tissue is it serious?

What does it mean to have blood go into your fat tissue is it serious?

? hematoma: Sometimes blood will form into a mass seen under the skin. Not sure what your referring to. ...Read more

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I have fatty tissue around my liver does that mean I have a liver disease?

I have fatty tissue around my liver does that mean I have a liver disease?

Fatty liver: It means your liver is strained and very well may be sick. Fatty liver can lead to cirrhosis just like alcohol. It is very important to change diet and to lose weight. ...Read more

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I would like to know treatments for fatty tissue tumors or removal options?

I would like to know treatments for fatty tissue tumors or removal options?

Watch or remove: Fatty tumors (lipomas) are usually benign although a malignant form exists (liposarcoma). If the tumors are symptomatic or cosmetically embarrassing, they can usually be removed surgically under local anesthesia with or without mild sedation. If they are large or growing, they should usually be removed to be certain they are not malignant. You should see an experienced surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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Does Accutane store in your fat tissue? Is it out of your body completely?

Does Accutane store in your fat tissue? Is it out of your body completely?

Liver: It usually is stored in your liver like vitamin a. In most patients the Accutane disappears from the body in one month after they stop taking it. ...Read more

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In fingers how deep below surface is fat tissue layer? &how deep are nerves/tendons?

In fingers how deep below surface is fat tissue layer? &how deep are nerves/tendons?

Depends: The thickness of the fat layer varies greatly between different parts of the body and in different people. The fat layer in hands and feet is usually quite thin while fat on the abdomen can be several inches thick. Obese people may have several inches of fat while athletic people may have nearly none. Nerves are present in the skin and below the fat but tendons are only present underneath the fat. ...Read more

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My nipples are little big and soft and if I squeeze them they shrink like if I got the chills. After they grow back. Could this be gyno or a fat tissue?

My nipples are little big and soft and if I squeeze them they shrink like if I got the chills. After they grow back. Could this be gyno or a fat tissue?

Sounds normal.: Even for boys, nipples react to touch and temperature. Stimulating nipple tissue causes the smooth muscle fibers to contract, shrinking the skin. When the stimulus wears off, the tissue relaxes again and expands. If you are in the early phases of puberty, you may have some extra glandular tissue behind the nipple, but that will resolve. Being overweight will increase the size of the nipples also. ...Read more

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I noticed a bump on the outside of my upper left arm. It's about the size of a quarter. It's where fatty tissue is located on ones arm.?

I noticed a bump on the outside of my upper left arm. It's about the size of a quarter. It's where fatty tissue is located on ones arm.?

Cyst or lipoma?: You didn't mention any pain so it's like likely to be an infectious process like cellulitis or abscess. Cysts & glands can often swell up as the pore gets clogged then resolve on their own w/o getting infected or causing pain. Lipoma is a benign (non-cancerous) fatty growth just under the skin. It rarely changes size. Best to go see your family doc for an exam & diagnosis. ...Read more

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If you start to see some fatty tissue in your wound from an lap appendectomy and it is oozing and with a slight touch it opens what do I do?

If you start to see some fatty tissue in your wound from an lap appendectomy and it is oozing and with a slight touch it opens what do I do?

Port site: The laprascopic port sites are 5 to10 mm wounds. Sounds as though the skin edges separated on one. Ok to wash, shower, sponge bathe. Then hair dryer area. Cover with dry gauze. Make sure you show wound to your surgeon at your post op visit. ...Read more

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My breasts are quite small so there is not much fatty tissue there. I am also slightly overweight. If I lose weight will my breasts become smaller?

My breasts are quite small so there is not much fatty tissue there. I am also slightly overweight. If I lose weight will my breasts become smaller?

Unlikely: If you lose weight it will mostly be due to reduction of fatty tissue; since you don't have much in your breast it's likely that it will not change much with weight loss. It sounds like you might be concerned about having small breasts; while popular culture puts a premium on big breasts, many people find small breasts attractive. That said, the herb puereria mirifica can increase breast size. ...Read more

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I had a bump on top of my head for about four yes. Doc said fatty tissue. Past two yr I develop two more on my head. I'm not sure about fatty tissue?

I had a bump on top of my head for about four yes. Doc said fatty tissue. Past two yr I develop two more on my head. I'm not sure about fatty tissue?

Lipoma: They are probably lipomas which are benign fatty collections under the skin. A surgeon can remove them and send them for biopsy to know what they are for sure. ...Read more

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2 Ultrasounds 4weeks apart on solid lump in fatty tissue, first scan there was no bloodflow to lump second scan shows a bloodflow what does this mean?

2 Ultrasounds 4weeks apart on solid lump in fatty tissue, first scan there was no bloodflow to lump second scan shows a bloodflow what does this mean?

Error, Nothing, Flow: The blood flow analysis depends on the "Doppler signal" that is detected by the ultrasound machine. The technicians may have set the threshholds differently on the 2 images. If so, the same tissue can show a Doppler signal on 1 image & not on the other (tech error). At your age, 4 wks is not enough time for fat to grow new blood vessels; but ONLY a BIOPSY will tell you if it is a tumor/cancer.TTYD ...Read more

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I have had a lap appendectomy and it is oozing and I can see fatty tissue. With a slight touch on the side it spreads. Is it normal and what do I do?

I have had a lap appendectomy and it is oozing and I can see fatty tissue. With a slight touch on the side it spreads. Is it normal and what do I do?

Call your doctor: Most appendectomy incisions are closed at the end of surgery. It sounds like yours may have opened, which is not usual. Check with your surgeon to make sure this is expected in to make sure it doesn't indicate an early wound infection. ...Read more

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Mri shows fatty tissue spot in liver. What does that mean?

Mri shows fatty tissue spot in liver. What does that mean?

Liver fat thoughts: 1) Increased liver fat can be through the whole liver or parts of the liver AKA steatosis AKA fatty liver. Many causes, can often be reversible. Not precancerous, but if continued liver insult occurs, can lead to cirrhosis.
2) True fatty liver masses are fairly rare and often not cancer. 10 fatty liver Ca masses reported in 1988.
3) Ask the Dr. Who ordered the MR or see internist or GI person. ...Read more

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I have Continuously burning in area on back 4" from spine near waist in fatty tissue on the back about 4" area. Don't like when clothes touch.?

I have Continuously burning in area on back 4" from spine near waist in fatty tissue on the back about 4" area. Don't like when clothes touch.?

Burning feeling...: A burning feeling on the skin on one side of the back makes me think of shingles first. A rash will soon appear that looks like blisters on a red base. Go see a doctor ASAP to get started on the anti-viral meds. There is a window of time when they will help shorten your rash and lessen the pain. They have to be started within 72 hrs of the rash to make a difference. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the fatty tissue between thumb and index finger and why does it hurt?

What is the fatty tissue between thumb and index finger and why does it hurt?

Likely Muscle: The pad between your index finger and thumb is mostly muscular. If sore, may just be a sprain of some type. Rest the grip use, and see your family doctor to confirm if you need and x-ray or splint limitation. ...Read more

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A small lump on the left side of stomach for : years now. Have unltsound said not fatty tissue? What can it be

A small lump on the left side of stomach for : years now. Have unltsound said not fatty tissue? What can it be

Abdominal mass: How are we to guess as to the result of your Ultrasound. Isn't the doctor who ordered your ultrasound the better source of information? Please speak to your doctor or at least obtain the Ultrasound reading. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my left side of stomach for 3 years have an ultrousoud done they said it not fatty tissue. What can it be?

I have a lump on my left side of stomach for 3 years have an ultrousoud done they said it not fatty tissue. What can it be?

Something else: Tough to say. Cysts, lesions not otherwise specified, etc. Are possible. The only definitive diagnosis will come form a biopsy. An excisional biopsy may not only be diagnostic but therapeutic (it will get rid of it too). ...Read more

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Fatty tissue on left rib cage has hurt before. Had soft tissue ultrasound done came back normal. What causes it and what kind of treatments r there?

Lipoma: This sounds like it could be a lipoma, which is simply a benign fatty tumor. These typically don't cause any pain or problems, but if you are certain that the pain arises from the lipoma then you can see a general surgeon or orthopedic surgeon to discuss surgical excision of the lipoma. ...Read more

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Fatty tissue on left rib cage has hurt before. Had soft tissue ultrasound done came back normal. What causes it and what kind of treatments r there?

Fatty tissue on left rib cage has hurt before. Had soft tissue ultrasound done came back normal. What causes it and what kind of treatments r there?

Lipoma: This sounds like a lipoma, which is just an encapsulated area of fat cells surrounded by a fibrous (scar tissue) area. The cause is either genetic predisposition or injury to that area. Treatment is live with it or have a surgeon cut it out. ...Read more

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My 4month dd has fatty tissue on outer corner of left eye. Will this go away with age or should I consult more. Dd looks and follow things properly?

My 4month dd has fatty tissue on outer corner of left eye. Will this go away with age or should I consult more. Dd looks and follow things properly?

Two choices: This is either an anteriorly placed fat pad or a dermoid. The former is benign although it might be unsightly and could be removed at some later date. Dermoids are local growths of skin related tissues including fat which can grow, get inflamed and sometimes interfere with function. Have a pediatric ophthalmologist look at your 4 month old. ...Read more

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What is the the approx recovery time following excision of os vesaslianum? As far as I know there was no tendon repair, bone was in the fatty tissue.

What is the the approx recovery time following excision of os vesaslianum? As far as I know there was no tendon repair, bone was in the fatty tissue.

Fairly rapid: It is good that there is no tendon repair, however, this accessory bone lies with in the peroneus brevis tendon and it must be cut to remove this bone. Most of the time a small anchor is placed in the 5th met base and tied into the tendon to maintain strength and rapid healing. It is unusual that this bone sits in fatty tissue. Be prepared for at least 4-6 weeks of walking with a boot. ...Read more