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Left inguinal hernia surgery 3 weeks ago. Testicle still really swollen and cord swollen. Lipoma removed from cord. Is swelling of testicle normal???

Left inguinal hernia surgery 3 weeks ago. Testicle still really swollen and cord swollen. Lipoma removed from cord. Is swelling of testicle normal???

Not uncommon: After an inguinal hernia repair, swelling is very common. Without an exam, it is hard to say if your swelling is totally normal. Please seek advice from your surgeon to know if your swelling is normal or not.

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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How could one tell the difference between a lipoma and normal swelling/minor tissue damage?

See a surgeon: It can be difficult at times. Lipomas are usually very discrete and mobile. Swelling is less well defined but will improve. See an experienced surgeon to be sure.

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I have a lipoma on my back but there is a swelling around that too is that normal it is very painful?

I have a lipoma on my back but there is a swelling around that too is that normal it is very painful?

Lipoma: Lipomas are benign fatty growths below the skin that are slow growing and generally painless. If pain is associated with the lipoma, there may be another condition associated with the lipoma or the growth is not a lipoma. A general surgeon can evaluate the growth and make an assessment.

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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.

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Do lipomas cause extreme swelling when located in the foot?

Do lipomas cause extreme swelling when located in the foot?

No: A lipoma is a fatty tumor. You swelling is probably coming from your heart and by our hypertension. See your doctor

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I have a lipoma in my back on top of rib cage (u/s done) could that have anything to do with the swelling I have in the rib/flank area now?

I have a lipoma in my back on top of rib cage (u/s done) could that have anything to do with the swelling I have in the rib/flank area now?

Lipmoa: Lipoma is a benign fatty lump that occurs under the skin & does not become cancerous. Is the swelling you feel at the same site as the lipoma? A lipoma can feel raised or lumpy and could cause a swelling feeling at the same site as the lipoma itself.

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32 Yr F. w visible abdom. Swelling under R side of ribcage w occasional sharp pain. Feels small little lumps possibly Lipomas. Any ideas?

32 Yr F. w visible abdom. Swelling under R side of ribcage w occasional sharp pain. Feels small little lumps possibly Lipomas. Any ideas?

Need Examination: We can not say what the small little lumps are without examination. Sharp pain under the rib cage on right side can be due to Gall Bladder Disease. Or if it is only in the lumps it can be an infectious process. Lipomas do not hurt as these are benign fatty tumors. I suggest you get it checked by your Doctor

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I've a lipoma at top of spine/base of neck on top of where bone sticks out. Two doctors have said it is a lipoma but it keeps swelling. Is this normal?

I've a lipoma at top of spine/base of neck on top of where bone sticks out. Two doctors have said it is a lipoma but it keeps swelling. Is this normal?

A lipoma: A lipoma is a benign medical condition. There is no need for a treatment. However, if the lipoma concerns you, is painful, infected or is growing, you may want to have it removed and biopsied.

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I had a lipoma removed from my scrotum and om concerned aboit the hardness of huge swelling of are around testicle andhow long ot will take to go away

I had a lipoma removed from my scrotum and om concerned aboit the hardness of huge swelling of are around testicle andhow long ot will take to go away

Post surgery care: The amount of swelling needs to be evaluated. Okay to call your surgeon for appointment. Occasionally after surgery a seroma (collection of clear yellow fluid) or a hematoma (collection of old blood) can occur. Good luck, go sooner if you have fever or vomiting.

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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.

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Dear doctors, I recently noticed a swelling in my armpit, I had CT scan and ultrasound. Doctors said its not lipoma, can you help me and advise me?

Dear doctors, I recently noticed a swelling in my armpit, I had CT scan and ultrasound. Doctors said its not lipoma, can you help me and advise me?

Swelling in armpit: This is very difficult to answer without the ability to visually examine and touch your underarm. The most common abnormalities of the underarm can be divided into those that are deep under the skin and those that are on the surface. Those that are under the skin can include enlarged lymph nodes, epidermoid cysts, or some type of ectopic breast tissue. Lipoma would fit this category. On the surface swelling is usually related to the sweat glands or hair follicles in the form of folliculitis boils or hidradenitis.

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Isn't there any cure for multiple lipomas except surgery?

Isn't there any cure for multiple lipomas except surgery?

Possibly: There is an ultrasound treatment called liposonix which could potentially be an option. Other than that, only surgery. Keep in mind that multiple lipomas do not need to be "cured" or removed. They are completely benign and usually are only removed for cosmetic reasons or if the patient simply just wants them out.

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What can I use to treat lipoma removal pain after surgery?

Oral pain: Medications such as norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) vicodin, or tylenol #3, can be prescribed. For milder pain, try Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Ask your surgeon to make sure these are ok to take.

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What're the dangers associated with a lipoma removal surgery?

What're the dangers associated with a lipoma removal surgery?

Same as w/any surger: Common issues are infection, bleeding & scarring. Less common would be nerve damage leading to (permanent) numbness in the surrounding area. Of course, it also depends upon surrounding area, underlying blood vessels & nerves as well as experience of physician. Big picture perspective: most lipoma excisions are pretty low risk, at least compared to brain, heart & abdominal surgery.

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What will happen in lipoma surgery?

What will happen in lipoma surgery?

Lipoma: They are typically found in superficial locations (can feel them just beneath the skin). The skin is injected with a local anesthetic. The skin overlying the lipoma is incised, and the lipoma is dissected out an removed, usually in one piece. It is sent to pathology for detailed analysis. Sometimes light sedation is administered by an anesthesiologist. Deep lesions may require a bigger operation.

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How to getrid of lipoma without surgery?

How to getrid of lipoma without surgery?

Not possible: Currently, the only method to remove a lipoma is surgical excision.

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Benign Lipoma (Definition)

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