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What Type Of Doctor Treats Lipomas
If i want to be checked out for multiple lipoma syndromes, what type of specialist doctor would i ask to be sent to? Thank you!
First your own MD: If you have multiple soft tissue masses under the skin , most likely they are neurofibromas , some one in your family may also have them , get one biopsied , if they are lipomas gen surgeon , or plastic surgeon will take care of the problem , also possible to remove them by lipo-sucction in order to minimize the scar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lipomas on my body(benign fat tissue). It has developed over the years and are a lot right now.I have bigger ones which I think is causing spasms.I need advice/link to doctor to check this out and possibly be removed.Thank you?
Good day to you: usually general surgeons deal with lipomas, however you may want to start with your primary doctor for initial assessment and direction, best wishes ...Read more
I have a large lipoma on right side of back thst has pain sometimes and the doc confirms that it is a large lipoma. I have no insurance, help.?
I was told 6 months ago i had a lipoma and recently by another doctor it is not. What else would this large firm fixed mass be?
Surgeon: Lipomas are very common benign tumors that are usually located just under the skin, but may be as deep as the muscle layer. Many different surgical specialists are trained to perform this operation, including general surgeons, plastic surgeons, and hand surgeons. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have multiple lipoma all over the body for over 10 years now.They have grown in size and look awkward.Visited multiple doctors. No gain. Pls suggest?
Analyse risk/benefit: Lipomas are benign growths, and they can recur. So without surgical removal the risk is for diagnosis (are the lumps something else more ominous), pain, discomfort, and appearance issues. The surgical risk for removal is expense, recovery and recurrence. If you want removal, then okay to ask for surgical consult and discuss your risk/benefit analysis. ...Read more
I think I have a lipoma. What doctor should I see to find out for sure that's what it is and how do I get rid of it?
Dermatologist or sur: Most lipomas are diagnosed by simple exam and most are simply ignored. Several lipomas on one person is common. When annoying or ugly they are removed by a simple surgical excision. Expect to get stitches. ...Read more
I have what I believe are 2 to 3 lipomas on each thigh. They itch and when I scratch them, they hurt. Should I see a doctor?
Yes!: And if they bother you enough they can be excised. ...Read more
I've just been diagnoised with inagual hernia on right side and lipoma of spermatic cord on left, doc says not to worry but it is painful,?
Can 3 hard pea lumps just be lipomas? Doctor said not to worry but he really didn't do much to check. Does it need to be biopsy
Get a second opinion: You're not satisfied. Pea-sized hard lumps are often really dermatofibromas. Most physicians can spot cancers of the skin easily enough though naming the benign lesions is more of a challenge. If you're at all concerned, get with a dermatologist. ...Read more
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