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Why does my lipoma shrink with starvation?

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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Surgery
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In brief: Usually

In my experience lipomas tend to be independent of weight loss most of the time since they are like isolated islands of fatty tissue, but I have seen people with prominent fatty deposits that are felt to be lipomas on exam, that get smaller with weight loss.

In brief: Usually

In my experience lipomas tend to be independent of weight loss most of the time since they are like isolated islands of fatty tissue, but I have seen people with prominent fatty deposits that are felt to be lipomas on exam, that get smaller with weight loss.
Dr. Rafael Lugo
Dr. Rafael Lugo
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Dr. Helen Mabry
Surgery
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In brief: Probably not

Many times with weight loss lipomas become more prominent.

In brief: Probably not

Many times with weight loss lipomas become more prominent.
Dr. Helen Mabry
Dr. Helen Mabry
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Dr. Addagada Rao
Yes Dr Mabry, the reason lipoma is a tumor not under metabolic control. If it happens then we can starve the other tumor cells to death ! Thanks
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