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Lipoma is bothering me after I tried to pop it. What should I do?

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Dr. Mark Pack
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Stop trying to pop

Lipomas have to be surgically removed.
Lipomas cannot be "popped". Trying to do so will only irritate it.

In brief: Stop trying to pop

Lipomas have to be surgically removed.
Lipomas cannot be "popped". Trying to do so will only irritate it.
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See md

It is probably infected and needs antibiotics and then can be removed surgically with a small scar. Do not pop it again.

In brief: See md

It is probably infected and needs antibiotics and then can be removed surgically with a small scar. Do not pop it again.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See a surgeon

See a surgeon so that it can be removed in its entirety, otherwise it will re-grow.
Your surgeon will also be able to tell if it's a lipoma for sure, or if it represents a different kind of tumor.

In brief: See a surgeon

See a surgeon so that it can be removed in its entirety, otherwise it will re-grow.
Your surgeon will also be able to tell if it's a lipoma for sure, or if it represents a different kind of tumor.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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