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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 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. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.?
Getting insurance. Consider asking your local hospital what the cost would be - sometimes for hardshop cases there is a flat fee for visits.
Or work out a payment plan with your doctor. ...Read more
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 more
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
G.I doc found a Lipoma tumor on the right sigma colon. .. im in pain they say its about an inch and a half. Any worries for my surgery?
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. ...Read more
I have a small lipoma on my leg (see image). I have remove by consulting doctors. But, these I find out another lipoma on my hip. Why they are formed?
We don't know: We don't know what causes lipomas which are the most common benign soft-tissue tumors. Having more than one in a different part of the body, as in your case, is quite common. If they continue to form, all do not need to be removed if they are asymptotic and not growing. ...Read more
I have numbness in about 30% of my head (in the back) from a lipoma that was removed fifteen days ago. When I saw my doctor about it nine days post-operatively, he was non-chalant about it: "yeah, you could have permanent numbness." the doctor made a tr
Your post cut out...: Unfortunately we can't list all possible complications, just common & dangerous. I suspect you're not happy w/your doc's nonchalant attitude, which aggravates numbness. Good news is numbness in back of your head shouldn't have any long term implications on your health. Of course, that won't make it go away. You could get a second opinion, but I don't think there's any surgery or drug to fix this. ...Read more
I need info on lipoma surgey? My mother has been diagnosed of lipoma and will be coming into dallas for surgery. I would like to know more on the process, procedures, duration of surgery and cost. Is this for an ogyn/ surgery doctor? I also hope to find s
I would double check what your mom's diagnosis really is. If it really is just a lipoma, then most of the time this is not a major concern and can oftentimes be taken care of with a local anesthetic in a doctor's office. Lipomas can grow to be very large however, in which case the procedure would be more involved and likely done in an or with an anesthsiologist present.
There are other conditions that sound similar such as a leiomyoma or a liposarcoma whose treatment can be very diffierent.
With that in mind I will go ahead and answer your question, making some assumptions. I will assume that if your mom does have a simple lipoma and has been told she will need surgery that it must be somewhat larger. Lipomas are usually located in the fatty tissue that lies just underneath the skin, which makes getting to them fairly easy most of the time. Even the larger (10 - 15cm) lipomas can therefore usually be done as an outpatient operation, meaning your mom would come in, have her surgery, and then go home the same day. Recovery afterward depends on the location of the lipoma, but is usually pretty easy with most people resuming most of their routine day to day activities within a few days to a week.
As to how to find a doctor, I would ask your primary care physician who they would recommend if you were the one with the lipoma and go from there. ...Read more
Found lump (1cm) next to breast but not in the breast. Had u/s and visit doc. Says lipoma or fibroadenolipoma but it feels a bit hard, movable and is oval?
Reasonable.: It is certainly understandable for patients to have a certain amount of doubt when it comes to breast lumps. That is why is is also certainly reasonable to seek a second opinion. Hopefully you will be a bit more settled with the diagnosis. ...Read more
How do I know if a lumps is a cyst or lipoma? It's right under my rib, hard and the size of a marble. Doctor won't biopsy
See below: A lipoma is soft not hard. You can go to a general sugeon who can remove it and it will be checked by a pathologist. Chances are very likely it is something benign. Good kuck. ...Read more
I have a painful, goofball size lipoma near my pelvic bone. Due to its location, what kind of doctor do I consult to have it removed?
Gen. Surgeon: Gen surgeons perform most lumps/bumps except if it;s on the face or hands. Then seek the expertise of a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Dear Doctor, I have so many lipoma in my back and elbow. What should I do? It creates lots of pain in muscles and back side. Please help
You most likely:
Have MULTIPLE LIPOMATA a GENETIC disorder. If this is properly Diagnosed the "rule" is have ONLY THOSE WHICH give you PAIN or SUDDENLY ENLARGE or become HARD? FIXED removed! You should be followed by a Health Care Provider who understands the disorder and how to follow patients with the disoprder.
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Mom had a lipoma on her shoulder for long time. It has gotten bigger and painful. Doctors suggested no surgery. Can this turn cancerous?
Lipoma: There is very little chance of malignant transformation; the more likely explanation is that it was traumatized and now the dead tissue is causing pain and swelling. If it doesn't resolve, it should be removed. ...Read more
I have a solid mass on my calf, which is painful. My doctor has said it is fat or lipoma. From what I have read, lipomas are not supposed to hurt?
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