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What Is A Fatty Tumor And Should I Worry
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lipoma (LYE-PO-MAH): Lipomas are benign tumors composed of fat calls. They may occur anywhere on the body, usually under the skin but over the fascia that covers muscles; less frequently, they are deep to the fascia. Surgical removal is optional, often dependent on discomfort, rapid growth, and/or cosmetic concerns. In general, they are very easy to remove, often under local anesthesia in an office setting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Benign Tumor: Lipomas(fatty tumors)can be found anywhere along the intestinal tract, typically bulging towards the intestinal lumen. Though often completely harmless, when large they can erode thru the inner lining of the intestine and cause bleeding. Furthermore, they may cause (small)bowel obstruction, as the intestine tries to propagate the tumor out (intususception). Rx is only required for complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The standard lipoma presents as small subcutaneous soft nodules 1-2 cm. in diameter. Occassionally one sees an extremity lesion, or one of retroperitoneum, lipomatous in origin reaching 20 cm. or more in size. If a small lipoma grows quickly and obtains a 10 cm. dia. it should be resected, because here a malignant change to liposarcoma is possible. ...Read more
It depends on...: ...What it is pushing up against. Fatty tumors, or lipomas, are benign lumps which typically develop in the fatty layer just under the skin; occasionally, they develop deeper, at the muscle layer. Symptoms are usually secondary to what the tumor is pushing up against, and are usually mild-to-minimal. Most people request excision due to cosmetic reasons. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Future scar/tattoo: There is no medical reason to avoid tattoo over fatty tumor. However when you think ahead to where the scar will be located if the fatty tumor is removed, will it impact your tattoo (scar thru tattoo) or your decision to get tattooed? Surgical fatty tumor removal before tattoo? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Painless lump: A lipoma is the most common fatty tumor. The main symptoms are a painless lump that can appear almost anywhere in/on the body. Often there are no symptoms and the lump is found incidentally during a different test ordered for another reason. Lipomas, if they are symptomatic, can be removed surgically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will u please tell me what to do when I have sharp pains on fatty tumor ( right now I have pain :'-( the pain is lower left rib cage?
Depends: If the fatty tumor is a lipoma, it is benign but excision may be recommended for large tumors and/or with symptoms like obstruction, bleeding, pain, and if there is a concern for malignancy. Your management should be based on your doctor's recommendations given your exact clinical picture. ...Read more
Yes: Fatty tumors of the head and neck should be removed. As they get bigger, they can cause significant problems and become more difficult to remove as they grow. These are called lipomas and can occur anywhere in the body. They are usually removed by a surgeon. Of note lipomas near the adam's apple are not that common. I would see an ENT to confirm that is your diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to tattoo on/over a "fatty tumor"?I have 3 of them on my side and wanted to get a tattoo there. I am hoping it will be ok. Thanks
Think twice: I would think twice before doind this, since if the lipoma grows and you decide to have it cut out you will have a scar running through the tattoo. As the other physician stated, we are assuming the three growth are lipomas since there are three of them. Have you been told they are not cysts? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a fatty tumor on my back. I going for surgery tomorrow I changed. My mind because I'm scared they might find something else wrong.
A woman's perogative: Change it back if possible and take care of this. I understand how afraid you may be, but it's even worse if they don't find something that could be easily corrected. Try not to let fear make you foolish. It's hard to breathe w/ yoyr head in the sand - and you can die w/out air! Take care, Best wishes! ...Read more
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