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I have a lump in my left side where stomach is located, dr said its a fatty is it a danger?
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Dr. Karl Hempel
Family Medicine
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In brief: Lipoma
It sounds like you have a lipoma which is a totally benign lesion.
If it doesn't change you probably don't need to worry about it.

In brief: Lipoma
It sounds like you have a lipoma which is a totally benign lesion.
If it doesn't change you probably don't need to worry about it.
Dr. Karl Hempel
Dr. Karl Hempel
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Dr. Jay Zimmerman
I agree -if it does not change in size, it is likely a harmless lipoma. However, if it increases in size or is painful, a biopsy or removal to evaluate the cells in the lump can be helpful. The newest approach is to use a smart lipo laser to dissolve the lump of fat while leaving you with a small 3mm scar and the entry point.
Dr. Muhammad Khan
It is a harmless collection of fat, don't operate till you feel any discomfort or pain due to it....
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