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Benign Lipoma (Definition)

A clinical finding of benign ...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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Moveable squishy-like lump on pelvic/pubic region. I have other lipomas and I'm wondering if this is what is it? Are moveable lumps not bad? No pain

Moveable squishy-like lump on pelvic/pubic region. I have other lipomas and I'm wondering if this is what is it? Are moveable lumps not bad? No pain

Mass: Masses can benign (not cancerous) things like lipomas, fibromas, cysts, swollen lymph nodes, etc. it's a good sign that this mass isn't painful and is mobile. Rarely, masses can be something worrisome (cancerous). I'd recommend you get it checked out by your obgyn or PCP because differentiating what it can be is easier by seeing exactly where it is. ...Read more

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What I want to know can a large amount of lipomas over the lumbar erector spinae groups cause excessive pelvic interior?

What I want to know can a large amount of lipomas over the lumbar erector spinae groups cause excessive pelvic interior?

Unlikely: You notice a lot of lipomas. If you have pelvic interior lipoma it can be malignant. This will be a large liposarcoma. It can be seen on ct scan. They require removal. Lipomas on the back shouldn't cause interior pain. ...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

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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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Deep lipoma on low r side of back/pelvis area. Grown in size about an avocado seed but wider more pain stemming from lump to right buttock down leg.?

Deep lipoma on low r side of back/pelvis area.  Grown in size about an avocado seed but wider more pain stemming from lump to right buttock down leg.?

Maybe, but...: Doc may be right since lipoma may have its share of inflammation though becoming spontaneously infected is rare. Hence, still have a close follow-up with the doctor to see how this lump may evolve and change over time so to shed a light on what it is. To get these things done correctly, follow instructions described in articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. The Best wish to ... ...Read more

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Lipomas are hard?

Yes, lipomas: Can be hard and sometimes even painful. Depending on location and size, your soft tissue mass could be something else, something more worrisome. It is best to show it to your doctor. ...Read more

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Do lipomas come and go?

Do lipomas come and go?

NO: They do not 'come and go', lipoma is a slow growing, benign tumor of fat tissue, once develop will not disappear, unless removed, rarely they can turn to malignant liposarcoma. ...Read more

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Why and how lipomas form?

Why and how lipomas form?

Benign bumps: Lipomas are soft, mobile, fatty tumors that push their neighbors aside rather than invading like a cancer. They can be solitary or multiple and can occur anywhere on the bey from scalp to feet. Multiple lipomas are frequently passed on genetically. Small lipomas are ignored, larger ones can be excised. Rapidly enlarging, painful and firm, fixed lumps should be checked out sooner than later. ...Read more

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What to do for lipoma pain?

What to do for lipoma pain?

Surgical removal : As the lipoma swells it causes more pain. The nerves that supply that area will become more inflammed and continue to cause more pain. Unfortunately you can try other methods like nonsteroidals but not much success. If you can have surgery this may relieve the pain. ...Read more

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What does a lipoma feel like?

Gummy bear: A lipoma feels like a soft gummy bear under the skin. They are usually encapsulated. Some patients describe pain as the tumor grows. ...Read more

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What does a lipoma feel like?

What does a lipoma feel like?

Soft lump: This typically feels like a soft lump under the skin. Sometimes tender. Only treatment is surgical removal, usually sone by a general surgeon woth local anesthesia while you're awake. You should have it checked out by your primary care doctor to be sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Has anyone had a lipoma popped?

Has anyone had a lipoma popped?

More info, please: I would like to answer your question, but I am uncertain what you mean by "popped". Lipomas are benign tumors usually found just below the skin, anywhere on the body. In general, these are removed if they cause discomfort or are growing. Surgical removal can often be done under local anesthesia in an office setting. It is often easy to make a scar smaller than the lump, and "pop" it out. ...Read more

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Does lipomas need to be treated?

Does lipomas need to be treated?

No: Once confirmed as a benign lesion{biopsy or exam). If they become a mental worry for the patient, painful or cosmetically unpleasing they can allwaysw be locally excised. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a lipoma?

Should I be concerned about a lipoma?

Not really: A small, asymptomatic lipoma is insignificant. I only remove them if they're on a pressure point, or is symptomatic, or is cosmetically disturbing, such as on the forehead. Good luck ...Read more

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If you had a lipoma, what would it look and feel like?

If you had a lipoma, what would it look and feel like?

Big skin lump: A lipoma is basically a lump of fatty tissue, usually seen in the skin. Feels a bit rubbery, usually pretty obvious. Your doctor should look and make sure it's not anywhere that can include a lymph node as a possibility. Usually removed surgically if desired. ...Read more

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Lipoma on us vs lymp node on us?

Lipoma on us vs lymp node on us?

? Question: Are you asking how to tell the difference? Or are these results u were given by a md? Was this a breast or underarm ultrasound? Lipomas look like your normal fat but balled up in a lump, sometimes a very thin capsule is seen. Lymph nodes will often appear more dense and show blood flow on special ultrasounds. Both of these are usually benign. What is it u are ultrasounding? ...Read more

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Are lipomas and psoriasis correlated?

Are lipomas and psoriasis correlated?

No: Lipomas are common and have no correlation to psoriaisis. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a lipoma?

How can I get rid of a lipoma?

Excision: Lipomas are usually surgically excised. Liposuction is an option for some lipomas, but there is a higher incidence of recurrence. ...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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How do I get rid of lipomas cheaply?

How do I get rid of lipomas cheaply?

Not cheap, rather...: Not cheap, rather inexpensive. Depending on the size and location of the lipoma, they may often be removed under local anesthesia in an office setting. Find a surgeon who performs these as above and you can avoid both the hospital or and anesthesia charges. ...Read more

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What type of surgeons remove lipomas?

What type of surgeons remove lipomas?

Depends: General surgeons, plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists (ent), dermatologists, and family physicians all remove lipomas. Well trained surgeons & family physicians can and do remove these with excellent cosmetic result. Is not uncommon for any of these physicians to have trainees remove a lipoma under supervision. This is generally not a complex procedure requiring ultra-specialist. ...Read more

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What kind of doctors operate on lipomas?

Surgeons: General or plastic surgeons often are consulted for lipoma removal. ...Read more

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Hard bumps under skin are lipomas, right?

Hard bumps under skin are lipomas, right?

Generally: Bumps under the skin that are soft, mobile and right under the skin can either be cysts or lipomas. ...Read more

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Do they send lipomas off to a pathologist?

Do they send lipomas off to a pathologist?

Yes, because: One never knows for sure what was removed until microscopic exam is done. And a small percentage of them can become malignant, liposarcoma, depending on size and location. ...Read more

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Should I get the lipoma on my cheek removed?

Should I get the lipoma on my cheek removed?

Yes : Lipoma is usually benign you can have it taken off under local we still would send off to pathology. ...Read more

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Can I ask to be sedated during lipoma removal?

Can I ask to be sedated during lipoma removal?

Yes you may: But it depends on the size and location of the lipoma whether sedation is really a good idea. A small lipoma can easily removed under local anesthesia (numbing medicine that is injected). With larger lipomas, local anesthesia alone may not be enough. I've been involved with cases where full general anesthesia was needed. Talk to your surgeon and see what he/she recommends. ...Read more