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Bump on leg, family history of vericous veins - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i have a 3 bumps on my leg (halfway to what would be my shin area to my ankle). they dont hurt, dont have any color to them or surrounding them, and they are soft and push down easily. My mother has vericous veins, i am overweight and diabetic (recent a1c 5.5) what do you think this could be?? cant find anything on it.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
User :   hello
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I ask few more questions to help you better
User :   ask away
Doctor :   Do you have pain after walking a while
User :   none that i can think of, i get tired but no pain
Doctor :   Tingling sensation in foot?
Doctor :   And is the bump movable above the skin?4
User :   no nothing obvious
User :   no
User :   not movable
Doctor :   Is there similar bumps anywhere else in the body
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   Then i feel they are not varicose veins

User :   none that i have seen..
User :   ok not veins
Doctor :   Because do result in severe pain after walking a while and cant stand for long periods
User :   ok
Doctor :   And i guess it probably an lipoma
User :   i just looked at picture and it looks similar
Doctor :   Those are fat lumps accumulated benath skin and totally harmless
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Will require no meds as such
Doctor :   Only removal if its producing cosmetic disturbance
User :   how can i avoid more them
User :   i sit all day long as i work on computer
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   They are not caused dur to stagnant positon
Doctor :   Rather they are the excess fat present
User :   would losing weight take them away
Doctor :   They get deposited
Doctor :   No but will reduce further occurance

User :   so they are there now and removal thru surgery
Doctor :   I would strongly also suggest an examnkiation with dermatologist to confirm the same
User :   ok so dermatologist is best doctor
Doctor :   Yes the opt person
User :   how much time do i have left
User :   anything else i should do
Doctor :   Weight reduction

User :   ok thanks goodbye
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Wishing you a speedy recovery
Doctor :   Bye for now

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