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What can I do about painful lipomas along ribcage?

What can I do about painful lipomas along ribcage?

Surgery: Removing the lipomas would be a very successful and safe way of dealing with your problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Lipoma (Definition)

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


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Should I be concerned about a large painful lipoma on my spine?

Should I be concerned about a large painful lipoma on my spine?

If painful,see MD: Ideally lipomas should not be painful, and thus if you are experiencing pain, you should see a Spine Specialist so that they can thoroughly evaluate the location, symptoms and determine next steps. ...Read more

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Otc medication for lipoma I have a painful lipoma and would like to know what OTC pain medication I should be taking for it. I am allergic to acetaminophen. Thanks so much for your help!

Otc medication for lipoma I have a painful lipoma and would like to know what OTC pain medication I should be taking for it.  I am allergic to acetaminophen. 
Thanks so much for your help!

Possibly not lipoma: Lipomas tend to be painless. There are other benign tumors, like hemangiomas, schwannomas and fibromatosis which may be painful. Synovial sarcoma, a type of cancer, can also be painful. See an orthopaedic oncologist to have this evaluated. An MRI will likely be required. Treatment will be determined by what this mass turns out to be. ...Read more

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How do you treat painful lipomas if you have a CT of the abdomen come back normal?

Surgical excision: If you are talking about abdominal wall lipomas, not intrabdominal lipomas. If they are between the skin and the abdominal wall ...Read more

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I have a painful lipoma on my back that is causing me a lot of pain and radiating pain. I'm 11 weeks pregnant, what can I do ?

Lipoma with pain: You need to see a doctor about this. Usually a lipoma is not painful and does not cause radiating pain. Something else must be going on and it needs to be looked at to figure out what it is. ...Read more

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Vertigo, painful lipoma (calf), burning nerve sensation (off/on) leg, numbness in face around eye (left). Rash behind ear down neck.

Vertigo, painful lipoma (calf), burning nerve sensation (off/on) leg, numbness in face around eye (left).  Rash behind ear down neck.

You are uncomforable: Not all of your symptoms will fit into one neat diagnosis. I'd start with a good neurology exam which can address vertigo, burning leg sensation, numbness of the face. ...Read more

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I have a painful, goofball size lipoma near my pelvic bone. Due to its location, what kind of doctor do I consult to have it removed?

Gen. Surgeon: Gen surgeons perform most lumps/bumps except if it;s on the face or hands. Then seek the expertise of a plastic surgeon. ...Read more