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What are the tell tale signs that something is a lipoma?

What are the tell tale signs that something is a lipoma?

Lipoma: They commonly occur in the neck, shoulders, back, abdomen, arms and thighs. They also move easily with slight finger pressure. Lipomas are typically less than 2 inches (5 centimeters) in diameter, but they can grow. ...Read more

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Benign Lipoma (Definition)

A clinical finding of benign ...Read more


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Does lipoma on the spermatic cord cause pain? If so what are the symptoms?

Does lipoma on the spermatic cord cause pain? If so what are the symptoms?

Usually asymptomatic: Lipomas of spermatic cord are quite common, especially in males with a high BMI. Not symptomatic unless there is an inguinal herenia in addition & symptoms would be from hernia rather than lipoma ...Read more

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How does it feels to have a lipoma intramuscular? What are the symptoms? Is it a serious thing?

How does it feels to have a lipoma intramuscular? What are the symptoms? Is it a serious thing?

Usually asymptomatic: Intramuscular lipomas are usually asymptomatic and are found incidentally. As such, they do not typically require treatment. If it is large enough, it may cause tenderness in the muscle involved (very uncommon). In that case, you should see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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If lumps occur after 19 year and no other symptoms of neurofibromatosis found in early age. Which I seen in wikipidia? But it look like lipoma is it?

If lumps occur after 19 year and no other symptoms of neurofibromatosis found in early age. Which I seen in wikipidia? But it look like lipoma is it?

Need to see it.: You can have one neurofibroma without having neurofibromatosis, but it's more likely, statistically, to be a lipoma. A dermatologist can usually tell the difference just by looking, but a biopsy might be necessary to know for sure. Either way, see a dermatologist so you won't need to worry about it anymore. ...Read more

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How I physically examine that my lumps are only lipomas not neurofibroma? I have only lumps no other symptoms of neurofibromatosis? My age is 27

How I physically examine that my lumps are only lipomas not neurofibroma? I have only lumps no other symptoms of neurofibromatosis? My age is 27

Other signs with NF1: Some helpful clues in distinguishing the 2:
café au lait macules--irregularly shaped, evenly pigmented, brown macules. Most have 6 or more café au lait spots that are 1.5 cm or greater in diameter.
Axillary and/or perineal freckling
neurofibromas nodules may be brown, pink, or skin colored, soft or firm to the touch, and they may have the pathognomonic buttonhole invagination when pressed on. ...Read more

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Sir, how I know my lumps are only lipoma not neurofibroma? I have only lumps no other symptoms of nf1 is not found in my body I am healthy 27 year man

Sir, how I know my lumps are only lipoma not neurofibroma? I have only lumps no other symptoms of nf1 is not found in my body I am healthy 27 year man

Imaging can help: If lesions are superficial some imaging techniques such as ultrasound and mr imaging can often differentiate these benign tumors. It is true biopsy is gold standard for differentiation. Doppler ultrasound may differentiate by degree of perfusion or blood supply. ...Read more

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2 movable lumps on left collarbone near shoulder. Dr said it's fine but didn't say what they were. Lipomas? Lymph nodes? No other symptoms.

2 movable lumps on left collarbone near shoulder. Dr said it's fine but didn't say what they were. Lipomas? Lymph nodes? No other symptoms.

Lymph nodes, lipomas: A lipoma is in the skin, and looks like a bulge in the skin itself. An enlarged lymph node is usually under the skin and its possible to move the surface of the skin separate from the underlying lymph node.

Benign lymph nodes can be either softer or a bit more firm than a lipoma, If a lymph node is very hard or unyielding, or tethered under the skin, be sure to get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have a lipoma and had thyroid cancer. My seven year old has two lipomas. Are they truly benign or can this be a sign of an underlying disorder?

I have a lipoma and had thyroid cancer. My seven year old has two lipomas. Are they truly benign or can this be a sign of an underlying disorder?

No relation: Lipomas are benign growths developing in adipose tissue. They are not related to any malignancies but can on their own, progress to develop malignant transformation. If lipoma begins to grow rapidly and noted to become firm in consistency rather than softi, then bx is indicated. The majority of lipomas do not convert and have not been reported to be involved in any tumor syndrome ...Read more

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My consultant says I ave a lipoma it is causin me severe pain, pressure, nausea and gives me chest pain he is adamant my lipoma is not causing my symptoms but can't find anything else wrong help pls?

My consultant says I ave a lipoma it is causin me severe pain, pressure, nausea and gives me chest pain he is adamant my lipoma is not causing my symptoms but can't find anything else wrong help pls?

They are correct: Lipomas can cause moderate pain, particularly if they are struck or become injured, but the remainder of your symptoms are unrelated to your lipoma. ...Read more

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Had appendectomy 3 weeks ago. Now having upper outer thigh pain. Two painful lumps. Ultrasound was done. Doc said lipoma. Is sudden pain A symptom?

Had appendectomy 3 weeks ago. Now having upper outer thigh pain. Two painful lumps. Ultrasound was done. Doc said lipoma. Is sudden pain A symptom?

Here are some...: Which thigh do you have pain? How has it begun, evolved thus far? In a clinical profile 3 weeks after appendectomy, it is still reasonable to consider if such pain is procedure- or disease-related. Seeing lipoma in groins on ultrasound is common. So, ask and work withe the surgeon for individual detail timely. ...Read more

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Sir, I have no symptoms of neurofibromatosis and also not in my father and mom but some lumps are in my hand and very few on my thigh, is it lipoma?

Sir, I have no symptoms of neurofibromatosis and also not in my father and mom but some lumps are in my hand and very few on my thigh, is it lipoma?

Possibly: Lipoma is a benign tumor which is the most common cause of lumps under the skin. It has a very typical physical exam and your family doctor should be able to tell you after examining the area whether it is or not. ...Read more

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What are lipomas?

What are lipomas?

Lipoma's: These are tumors made up of fat cells that are densely packed together. They are benign. These can be annoying and may even be painful depending on where they are. If they bother you then see your physician for a referral to have them removed. ...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 go away?

No: They can be removed if they are bothersome. ...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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How to cure multiple lipoma?

How to cure multiple lipoma?

Excision: They only option for removing my promises surgical excision.
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How large can a lipoma grow?

How large can a lipoma grow?

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 more

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Are lipomas hard and painful?

Lipomas: Usually are benign growth and non painful. ...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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Why do people develop lipomas?

Why do people develop lipomas?

It's unknown.: Lipomas are extremely common, benign fatty tumors that typically appear on the truck, arms and or thighs. They are typically slow growing, soft lumps just under the skin that appear in middle age. The cause is not really known, although there may be a familial predisposition. The only way to get rid of one is by surgery, but often they are just left alone. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about lipomas?

Can you tell me about lipomas?

Fatty tumor: A lipoma is composed of fatty tissue and is a common soft tissue benign tumor. Lipomas are generally found underneath the skin in the fatty layer, are soft to the touch, usually movable, and are generally painless. They can be removed surgically as an outpatient, many times under a local anesthetic (depending on location). You may read of new procedures, their long term success are unproved. ...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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Are lipomas usually hard or soft?

Variable: Usually rubbery firm, some are softer, mobile and superficial near the skin surface. But some can be deep. Smaller ones may be more firm. Needs a physical exam with a doctor to tell. ...Read more

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Can lipomas go away on their own?

Can lipomas go away on their own?

No: But all of them do not need to be removed. If they are increasing rapidly or uncomfortable then have it removed. And make sure a provider that removes lipomas looks at it and agrees with that diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is lipoma completely noncancerous?

Yes: Lipoma is a benign fatty growth under the skin, and these do not change into cancer in the future. Would generally need to be examined by a doctor to be sure that it is a lipoma too. ...Read more

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Can lipomas disappear on it's own?

Rarely: The only sure way to get rid of a lipoma is to remove it surgically. ...Read more