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I have multiple, painful lipomas on my abdomen. It hurts even to lay down but not all the time. It hurts on and off during the day.

I have multiple, painful lipomas on my abdomen. It hurts even to lay down but not all the time. It hurts on and off during the day.

Removal: Hi
Lipomas that cause symptoms can be removed by a general surgeon. The method of removal is usually bedside but it depends on the size of the lipoma. Sometimes when the lipoma works its way into the muscle or connective tissue planes in your body, they need more invasive surgery rather than a simple bedside procedure. But it is still, generally a low risk surgery. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Benign Lipoma (Definition)

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I have a couple of hard, nodular lumps in upper abdomen 3 years painful if pressed pain is sharp and goes through to back. Is it a lipoma?

I have a couple of hard, nodular lumps in upper abdomen 3 years painful if pressed pain is sharp and goes through to back. Is it a lipoma?

Need 2 Be Seen: Lipomas are the most common cause of lumps under the skin (in the subq space), however they rarely cause shooting pain on palpation as you describe. I suggest that you make an appointment with your primary care doctor to help sort this out. ...Read more

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

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

By removing: If you have multiple on body surface irritating or slight pain they are most likely neurofibromas show to your doctor once removed pain will go away. ...Read more

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Why is left upper abdominal lipoma so painful. Hurts when moving, pressing, coughing twisting. Sound like cancer? Surgery on 29th. Had for yrs but nvr hrt

Painful lipoma: Some lipomas have sensation associated with them. Others develop over time. Cancer is #37 in our differential, so...really no. As this is a recent development, a visit to your dermatologist for evaluation and a possible ultrasound would be warranted. These are very easy to remove through a small excision in an outpatient setting. Ask about removal. ...Read more

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Left upper quad abdominal lump. Ultrasound diagnosed lipoma twice. No growth within year. Very painful when coughing or pressure applied. Cancer?

Be seen: A lipoma is a benign growth of fatty tissue and usually does not cause pain, nor is it usually tender. An ultrasound is not a sensative enough test to distinguish between a lipoma and other growths. So if you are having symptoms of pain, I would definitely get some further testing or even consider an excisional biopsy. ...Read more

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Are lipomas in abdomen dangerous?

Are lipomas in abdomen dangerous?

Benign: Lipomas are almost always harmless and benign. Ones that rapidly increase in size or become painful or discolored warrant close attention. ...Read more

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Can Herbalife help with a abdomen lipoma since it's made out of fatty?

Can Herbalife help with a abdomen lipoma since it's made out of fatty?

No: The only way to get rid of a lipoma is to surgically remove it. ...Read more

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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?

Evaluate the pain: Lipomas of the abdominal wall do not cause significant pain. See your doctor to investigate the cause of the abdominal pain. It is not from a lipoma. ...Read more

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Can a abdomen lipoma harm my baby?

Can a abdomen lipoma harm my baby?

Lipoma: A Lipoma is a benign growth of fat cells. I do not understand the worry behind your numerous questions about this today. It is a benign growth, usually in the skin. That means it is not in any way associated with the uterus. If your lipoma is causing you pain you can easily have it removed surgically. But I do not see why you are so worried about this. Perhaps you should discuss with your OB. ...Read more

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Can a abdomen lipoma harm my baby?

Can a abdomen lipoma harm my baby?

No.: A lipoma is a fatty tumor that is usually encapsulated and certainly will not harm the baby. Normally one would watch a lipoma and only have it removed if it caused pain or one elected to have elective surgery for cosmetic reasons. Good luck and congratulations with your baby. ...Read more

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Can you suddenly develop multiple lipomas on your abdomen and can they possibly interfere w/digestion? Dx w/ ab wall lipomas recently.

Can you suddenly develop multiple lipomas on your abdomen and can they possibly interfere w/digestion? Dx w/ ab wall lipomas recently.

Common site for lipo: Lipomas are fatty benign tumors located under the skin. They are usually multiple and frequently found on the abdomen. They were probably there before they were noticed and can grow up to a few inches in length. People have them removed to make the diagnosis of the lipoma or because they become painful or unsightly ...Read more

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What happens if you have a lipoma in abdomen & get pregnant?

No problem: An abdominal lipoma will no affect on your chances to get pregnant or to complete a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Lipoma on back, swelling around that w/pain that wraps around side into abdomen on left side any ideas?

Back swelling: Lipomas are benign fatty tissue (sometimes referred to as tumors) that is movable within the fatty layer area. Sometimes these lipomas may envelope a nerve near the area and can compress it if pressed upon or swelling is noted. This compression of the nerve causes the radiating pain you may be describing. However boils or cysts may do the same, you may need that checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a lipoma in your back cause pain that also feels like a fullness in your abdomen on the left under rib cage

Can a lipoma in your back cause pain that also feels like a fullness in your abdomen on the left under rib cage

Unlikely: Lipoma's are usually subcutaneous or in some cases intramuscular. However it would be very unlikely that an isolated lipoma on your back would be causing you these other symptoms. It's best to check it out with your primary. ...Read more

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Can you irritate your abdomen by constantly touching and searching for more lipomas? Akways touching and looking for lumps even in pelvic region

Can you irritate your abdomen by constantly touching and searching for more lipomas? Akways touching and looking for lumps even in pelvic region

No: Not specifically, but why are you fixated on probing yourself for benign cosmetic things like lipomas? Lipomas are of no major consequence ; generally observed. Lipomas can be heredatry and can be multiple in some people ; do not turn into anything bad in the future. ...Read more

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Severe abdomen pain. Dx with bi-lateral hernia's, but then was told they are only "fatty lipoma hernia's" What are they? Are they serious?

Severe abdomen pain. Dx with bi-lateral hernia's, but then was told they are only "fatty lipoma hernia's" What are they? Are they serious?

That is a bit strang: Hernias are common and by definition, it means that part of your abdominal viscera (contents like intestine) is slipping out, through the abdominal wall.
Fatty lipomas does not make much sense to me. If you have a hernia it will pop out when you try to cough. Lie down in bed and check it out.
I would advise you to seek a second opinion from a good surgeon before trusting the first one's diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have back, side, and abdomen pain believed to be from a possible lipoma on the rib we did an intercostal injection of steroid if 0 change then what?

I have back, side, and abdomen pain believed to be from a possible lipoma on the rib we did an intercostal injection of steroid if 0 change then what?

Thoracic ESI?: This is what I would do for a patient with this:

consider thoracic radiculopathy. If the MRI of t-spine looks fine, then the lipoma can be surgically removed (possibly). If the MRI correlates with a "pinched nerve", then do a thoracic epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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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 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?

Surely: Surely you know we can't answer your question without an examination. What you describe as a fatty lump may be something else entirely. Please see your GP for a definitive answer. ...Read more

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Should I get a second opinion or learn to live with this pain? I had an egg sized lipoma removed from my right abdomen on the belt line just a few inches outward of my belly button in june. The pain did not get better and the surgeon removed a 2 x 2 x 5

Should I get a second opinion or learn to live with this pain? I had an egg sized lipoma removed from my right abdomen on the belt line just a few inches outward of my belly button in june. The pain did not get better and the surgeon removed a 2 x 2 x 5

See your surgeon: The surgeon will know the anatomy and procedure done.
Sounds a bit unusual, and if you are not satisfied, then seek a second opinion and take your data from hospital and office with you/. Or send in advance. ...Read more

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Can 3 hard pea sized lumps under the skin in abdomen just be lipomas? Doctor wasn't worried, does it need to be biopsy?

Can 3 hard pea sized lumps under the skin in abdomen just be lipomas? Doctor wasn't worried, does it need to be biopsy?

Possibly: Lipomas can be any size from very small to very large.
Without an exam I cannot answer if your lumps need biopsied. Lipomas are benign and do not have to be removed unless they get larger or cause pain...or you just want them out. ...Read more

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Can you get a lipoma in your lower abdomen/pelvic region (right above the labia)? I have a squishy, moveable lump that doesn't hurt

Can you get a lipoma in your lower abdomen/pelvic region (right above the labia)? I have a squishy, moveable lump that doesn't hurt

Yes: Lipomas can develop in the lower abdomen, but in the pelvic region there are also lymph nodes that can be enlarged, although those are more firm usually. Cysts and resolving hematomas can also present as painless lumps. The best thing to do is have your Dr evaluate it. Sometimes an ultrasound is needed if the diagnosis isn't clear. ...Read more

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Female/73. Lump in upper left abdomen. Pain in upper abdomen, radiating to both shoulders. Is it lipoma? Which category of specialist should I see?

Female/73. Lump in upper left abdomen. Pain in upper abdomen, radiating to both shoulders. Is it lipoma? Which category of specialist should I see?

Start with your: Primary care physician. A lipoma is generally a superficial, soft, mass. Your physician can determine if a specialty evaluation is required based on examination findings. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a lipoma in my back rib area with swelling around that causing pain there, abdomen and side ct, x-ray, and MRI show nothing what can this be?

Between muscles?: Lipomas can arise almost anywhere. If there is a mass you feel and the studies don't clearly show it, it may arise in the muscle or between the muscles. Pain results from stretched muscles especially when you use the one involved. Speak to a general surgeon. ...Read more

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Recent breast cancer survivor, 2mths ago red marks on abdomen, growing very quickly, odd shaped lumps. Lipomas as fam dr says or possible cancer?

Recent breast cancer survivor, 2mths ago red marks on abdomen, growing very quickly, odd shaped lumps. Lipomas as fam dr says or possible cancer?

Biopsy: Congratulations on being a breast cancer survivor. Let's keep you that way. See your surgeon to consider biopsy/removal of the abdominal lumps. ...Read more

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Can lower abdominal lipomas be caused from having been pregnant and weight gain?

Can lower abdominal lipomas be caused from having been pregnant and weight gain?

I don't think so: The cause of lipomas is not completely understood, but the tendency to develop them is inherited. A minor injury may trigger the growth. Being overweight does not cause lipomas. Pregnancy does not cause lipomas. ...Read more