How can you determine a lipoma on upper arm and if its tender? And if its removed will I be put to sleep anf be given something for pain if

Easy removal. Most lipomas are easy to remove and can be done with you awake. I remove these all the time under local anesthetic. The risk of general anesthesia, although small, is seldom warranted for this type of surgery. Post operative pain is usually mild and easily controlled with tylenol (acetaminophen).
Safe procedure. Lipomas can usually be identified on exam, but to be sure take it out, unless it is very large, it is unlikely you would be put to sleep to remove it. It can usually be done with local anesthesia, or a block to the arm, while you stay awake. You should not feel pain, but only pressure during the procedure. It will be sore afterwards as would be expected. But it should go away in 2-3 days.

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Will I be put to sleep for a remova of a lipoma on my upper arm anf how can I tell if its tender and will I be in pain during or after surgery?

Usually not. Unless it is very large, it is unlikely you would be put to sleep to remove it. It can usually be done with local anesthesia, or a block to the arm, while you stay awake. You should not feel pain, but only pressure during the procedure. It will be sore afterwards as would be expected. But it should go away in 2-3 days. Read more...
It depends. Lipomas are benign fatty tumors and common. If your doctor sent you to surgeon, it is for opinion about surgical removal. Ask surgeon, all these questions, then decide. In general, lipomas are removed for causing pain, increasing size. Most can be removed in the office setting. After any surgery, there can be pain during recovery. This pain is managed with medications. Good luck. Read more...