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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Dear Sir, I am new to this discussion. I am 30 year old male. I have multiple lumps all over my body. some of them are on my arms, thighs and buttocks. they are all smaller in size , around a cm in diameter, soft, round shaped. I have consulted doctors and have all the tests done way back in 2005. They said they are fatty tumors and they also informed me nothing to worry about them. Since then the number of tumors remained almost the same. I have recently visited a surgeon for removing some of them on my arms. He said they are neurofibromas simply by physical examination. And two days later i had a surgery and removed 3 of them. Now i am really confused whether I have lipomas or neurofibromas. The removed lumps are in light rose color. Moreover, in this month i am going to get married. Does they affect my married life. Can I have children like others? Neither my father nor my mother has them. I have seen lot of pictures in the internet. Most of the pictures resembles my lumps are actually lipomas. Was in confusion. Help me.
Doctor :   hi.
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed
User :   i talked to you sir yesterday
Doctor :   yes I remember. you had the same query
User :   yes sir
Doctor :   and I suggested you to get a biopsy done along with re-examination to answer all your questions
Doctor :   did you discuss with your treating doctor about getting this done?
Doctor :   the only way to have a solid diagnosis is to look for the tissue that makes these lupms
User :   not yet sir! will talk to him today. how much time does it take to reveal the biopsy results
Doctor :   and this can be done only with a biopsy ot FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology)
Doctor :   it usually takes about 72 hours for results to come
User :   oh i see
User :   does multiple lumps directly relates to NF?
User :   as i said i dont have other issues mentioned in the list of symptoms
User :   for NF 1
Doctor :   as I told you earlier yesterday, information over internet is vast, and the smptoms and signs mentioned there should be correlated with your examination findings to arrive to a conclusion
Doctor :   multiple lumps can be due to different types of NF and due to lipomas.
Doctor :   the careful examination along with further tests will reveal correctly what they are.
User :   oh i see
Doctor :   so get appointment with your doctor and go ahead with the further investigations
Doctor :   to look for the eaxct cause behind the lumps
Doctor :   *exact
Doctor :   the test results will give correct answers
User :   alright sir. i m going now. wil be in touch with u once i got the results
User :   bye for now.
Doctor :   in correlation with the examination findings
User :   ok sir
Doctor :   sure. you can contact me again once your resluts are ready
Doctor :   i will help you to understand them
User :   ok sir
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me, bye for now
User :   one thing
Doctor :   ok. please proceed
User :   i have my lipoprofile with me now
Doctor :   ok. you can type the test results here
User :   s. cholestrol - 224
Doctor :   or send a copy to YYYY@YYYY
User :   s. triglyceride 147
Doctor :   ok
User :   HDL cholestrol
User :   41
User :   LDL cholestrol 166
User :   VLDL 16
User :   thats it sir
Doctor :   cholesterol and LDL are high
Doctor :   both are bad cholesterol
Doctor :   HDL is the good cholesterol and is in the lower side
User :   what to do to balance them sir
Doctor :   so along with the history that the lumps that were excised were fatty in nature and that the lumps are movable in all directions, support diagnosis of lipomas
Doctor :   you will need to be put on anti lipid medications to control them
Doctor :   along with diet changes
User :   ok sir i will consider them
User :   but my doc said they are still in normal range, no need for medication and simple physical excersice wil be sufficiebt
Doctor :   according to the standard values the cholesterol and LDL both are deranged
User :   ok sir
Doctor :   if in doubt, you can discus your report with endocrinologist
Doctor :   and start with corrective treatment
User :   alright sir
User :   wil they be back to normal values if i continue using them
User :   i mean medicines
Doctor :   yes, they will come back to normal in sometime with diet, exercise and medication therapy in combination
Doctor :   once they are under control, slowly medications can be reduced in dose and levels monitored to see if fine
Doctor :   if found ok, then slowly the treatment will be stopped and then only diet and exercise would be sufficient to keep them under control
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   yes dr.
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   nothing sir.
User :   sorry for bothering u
User :   i am bit upset so as my would be
Doctor :   I am here to answer your health queries.
thanks for consulting me, bye for now
User :   bye sir
Doctor :   do not be upset
Doctor :   focus on corrective actions
Doctor :   and treatment
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