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What type of doctor treats lipomas?

What type of doctor treats lipomas?

Your doctor will: Diagnose it properly. Then if need be, he will refer you to a surgeon to remove it. Lipomas are benign fatty growths, so they do not necessarily have to be removed. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats lipomas?

What kind of doctor treats lipomas?

General surgeon: Not all lipomas need to be removed. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will lipoma be hard?

Need doctor's help! will lipoma be hard?

No: 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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Need doctor's help! will lipoma be hard and painful?

Need doctor's help! will lipoma be hard and painful?

No: 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. However if bulky or uncomfortable, they can be removed surgically as an outpatient, many times under a local anesthetic (depending on location). ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will lipomas become hard and hurt?

Need doctor's help! will lipomas become hard and hurt?

Yes, lipomas : Can be painful and tender. But i would consider other things other than simple lipoma as a cause of the lump, especially if it is large or deep. Show it to your doctor for specific advice. ...Read more

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Hi! I just saw my doctor and she said that I might have a Lipoma.

Hi! I just saw my doctor and she said that I might have a Lipoma.

What is the question: Lipoma is a benign fatty tumor. If its small and doesn't bother you there is no need to remove it, nevertheless, they do enlarge and become unsightly so you can have it removed then with a bigger scar. ...Read more

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Thanks! How can I make sure it's a lipoma? What kind of doctor can check it out and what kinds of tests will they do to be sure?

Thanks! How can I make sure it's a lipoma? What kind of doctor can check it out and what kinds of tests will they do to be sure?

General surgeon: PCP, Plastic surgeon and dermatologists are also qualified but a gen surgeon is the easiest to access and get an appointment. ...Read more

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Doctor said I have a lipoma its giving me pain what. He told me to see my reqular doct to let her see what's next step but its hurting help can't wait?

Doctor said I have a lipoma its giving me pain what. He told me to see my reqular doct to let her see what's next step but its hurting help can't wait?

LIPOMA treatment: Lipomas are benign 'fatty tumors' that are very common. They need no treatment unless enlarging rapidily or painful. Your doctor may decide to remove it or refer you to another doctor (surgeon or dermatologist) . If very painful, other diagnoses are possible: an abcess (boil) or infected sebaceous cyst. Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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I have been told by doctors that I have lipomas in my lower back, what does this mean?

I have been told by doctors that I have lipomas in my lower back, what does this mean?

Lipoma: A lipoma is a soft fatty growth or lump that occurs under the skin. They are benign and do not become cancerous. They may slowly grow over time. Rarely could cause some local discomfort. They can be removed or observed depending on their number and location and size. ...Read more