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Symptoms and treatment for Multiple lipomatosis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
User :   I would like to know some information
Doctor :   how can I help you?
Doctor :   ok
User :   about some swellings on my body
User :   on my limbs and hand
User :   which are not painful
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   To get a more complete picture I need this information
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User :   I have consulted some general physicians and what they said is that they are harmless and are called lumps
User :   I am male working for a software company in bangalore
User :   My age is 24
Doctor :   age?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how many of these lumps are there?
User :   two years back when i passed out from my engineering i dont have any
User :   the first one it started on my left hand and then right hand i have three
Doctor :   ok
User :   so a total of 10 to 14 i have on my entire body
Doctor :   any pain/ change in size
Doctor :   since you first noticed them?
User :   no pain at all
User :   but the size of those are slowly increasing.... very slowly
Doctor :   what is the skin colour ovr the swellings?
User :   Its normal only....
User :   i cannt find out any difference between it and my skin
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so these swelling are all on your upper limbs
User :   yes on my left hand two, right hand 4 and right leg 3
User :   I have shown this to almost 4 -5 doctors till now.... every one is saying that... dont worry about that... that would be common and if those are painful or if the size is increasing that can be take noff
Doctor :   any on your chest?
User :   one on my chest
Doctor :   ok- from what you have told me
Doctor :   your condition is most probably multiple lipomatosis
Doctor :   r u thr?
User :   yes sir
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you drink alcohol?
User :   yes
User :   but not very frequently
Doctor :   how much/ how often?
User :   twice or thrice in a month
User :   Also I do smoke... that too 2 to 3 cigars a day
Doctor :   ok
User :   Please give your suggestions...
Doctor :   ok - this condition
Doctor :   commonly occurs in young males
User :   ok
Doctor :   alcohol is thought to be a causative factor
Doctor :   it is benign but can be disfuguring
Doctor :   do you have any other health problems? allergies?
Doctor :   r u thr?
User :   yes sir
User :   my net is a bit slow
User :   So do you think i need to stop drinking alcohol
User :   As of now i dont have any
Doctor :   yes- it might help- stop progres
User :   but twice or thrice in a month is ok right ??
User :   anyway thanks for your inputs i will stop drinking
User :   but as you know its not so easy :)
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   :)- alcohol excess usually suddenly triggers this in susceptible people
User :   ok
Doctor :   but like the doctors who have examined and told you- it is not serious/ emergency
User :   And i am planning to get married this year doctor, may be summer..
User :   yes
User :   one doctor showed my that he also have the same
User :   hahahah
Doctor :   you can get hem removed- if the appearnace is bothering you-
Doctor :   it is a very minor surgery
Doctor :   so dont worry too much abt it
User :   And also doctor, i have heard that there is some radio therapy treatment where is they will pass these radio waves and they will automatically be burnt off
User :   how much true is that ??
Doctor :   not true- dont try it
User :   sure doctor.
Doctor :   if someone offers you that option
Doctor :   removing it is quite simple anyways
User :   And doctor... i am getting married in this summer... So do u think i will have any issues ???
Doctor :   sorry- no no issues at allr
Doctor :   sorry
Doctor :   No issues- so relax
Doctor :   and all the best
User :   A last and final input from you sir
User :   If you dont mind
Doctor :   of course
Doctor :   pls go ahead
User :   If i go through this minor surgery, how much time it will take to cure...and whom should i general Physicians or any one
Doctor :   general sugeon/ plastic surgeon
User :   and how much time do i need to take rest after that surgery
Doctor :   usually they will be able to remove all the swellings at once- it may take 7-8 days for the stitches to be removed
User :   Cant i go ahead with my routine life till these 7 days ??
Doctor :   youy can n- you will be out of hospital in a day
Doctor :   you may not be able to take a bath though- only sponge bath.
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   but doctor, is there any other medicine which will help in not getting these lumps on any other place
Doctor :   no- there is no medicine in allopathy ...
Doctor :   the only thing- is limit/ avoid
Doctor :   alcohol
User :   ok
User :   Thanks a lot for your valuble information doctor
Doctor :   welcome;
Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
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