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Swelling to the right of adams apple that feels soft like a fatty tumor. Thyroid tests all came back normal . What could it be?

Swelling to the right of adams apple that feels soft like a fatty tumor.  Thyroid tests all came back normal . What could it be?

Multiple causes: A lump in your neck should be investigated. It could be a thyroid nodule, an enlarged lymph node, a thyroglossal duct cyst, a lipoma (fatty tumor), subcutaneous cyst. Most people with thyroid nodules have normal thyroid levels. ...Read more

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My son 39 yrs old has a swelling on the left side of his adams apple. It is soft and feels like a fatty tumor. Thyroid tests came be in normal range.

My son 39 yrs old has a swelling on the left side of his adams apple. It is soft and feels like a fatty tumor.  Thyroid tests came be in normal range.

DDx: There is a differential diagnosis (ddx) including fatty tumor (lipoma), thyroid adenoma (non-functioning = normal thyroid studies), thymoma, lymphoma, etc etc. Follow up with md and consider further testing if it is growing, painful, etc. ...Read more

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Fatty tumors painful?

Fatty tumors painful?

Not typically: Fatty tumors (or lipomas as they're called) typicallyarenon cancerous and painless. If you have a mass that is painful you should be checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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Are fatty tumors dangerous ?

Are fatty tumors dangerous ?

Common fatty tumor: is lipoma ,is benign tumor not dangerous , the malignant type is liposarcoma is dangerous, fortunately not common. ...Read more

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What causes fatty tumors on the back?

What causes fatty tumors on the back?

I am not sure: If you are referring to multiple lipomas? See a dermatologist to accurately diagnose the tumors. ...Read more

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How to reduce or eliminate fatty tumors?

How to reduce or eliminate fatty tumors?

Excision.: The most common type of "fatty tumor" is called a lipoma. These tumors are benign and are often felt / palpated underneath the skin on the trunk and arms / legs. They are generally mobile and soft. Lipomas are not malignant and do not have malignant potential. If a lipoma is concerning or cosmetically unacceptable, the standard treatment is surgical excision. ...Read more

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What causes a fatty tumor?

What causes a fatty tumor?

Unknown: I am not aware of the cause of benign fatty tumors called lipoma. They can run in families but most often they are just present with no known cause. ...Read more

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What is a fatty tumor?

What is a fatty tumor?

Lipoma: Doctors are usually referring to a soft growth composed of a benign tumor that developed from fat cells. They usually are very slow growing and don't cause problems but easily excised. However a liposarcoma can also appear the same and be more aggressive and are malignant. ...Read more

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