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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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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!

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

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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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What kind of doctors operate on lipomas?

Surgeons: General or plastic surgeons often are consulted for lipoma removal. ...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

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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 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.?

Consider: 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

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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?

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?

Fatty tumor: Lipomas are benign fatty tumors. They are not usually firm and fixed. I would go see a general surgeon and have the mass evaluated with an ultrasound. The only way to know what it is would be to biopsy it or have it removed. ...Read more

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I think I have a lipoma on my arm. Which kind of doctor can remove it?

I think I have a lipoma on my arm. Which kind of doctor can remove it?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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,?

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,?

Painful hernia.: Usually they both could be monitored as long as remains asymptomatic, If gets painful, it may need an intervention and correction. ...Read more

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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

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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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?

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?

Consider removal: Any growth in the colon if it is growing or causing pain should be removed by a surgeon. Surgery is not all that difficult or complicated...so go for it. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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 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: 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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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?

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?

They can: Lipomas are fatty tumors. They are not cancer. But they can sometimes cause pain. If you're having pain, see your surgeon for possible removal. ...Read more