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Concerned about multiple lipomas in the body - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Answered : 40 Questions
User :   Hi, m
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How may i help you?
User :   hello sir
User :   i have multiple small lumps around some parts of my body
Doctor :   Can you specify the location
Doctor :   And describe the size / colour/ secretion if any
User :   on my hands, some on my thighs, two on my buttocks
User :   max size might be 2 cm dia
Doctor :   ok
User :   they are soft when one touches it
Doctor :   ok
User :   no colour
Doctor :   In the sense skin coloured'
User :   i mean the skin around them is like normal skin
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Your age?
Doctor :   And are you an diabetic
User :   mostly round shaped
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
User :   i m 29 yrs old male
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Any sense of irritation /itching / burning
User :   i first found them around 6 yrs back
Doctor :   Ok
User :   nothing like that
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i had FNAC
Doctor :   Then the most probable finding is a LIPOMA
User :   they said they are mere fatty tumors
Doctor :   Hope results were normal too
Doctor :   Thats what is termed as LIPOMA
Doctor :   They are completly harmless
User :   i didnt remember whether they said lipoma/neurofibroma
Doctor :   They are considered for removal only when they casuse difficulty due to size location
Doctor :   Other wise they are left untreated
Doctor :   And purely removed for cosmetic purposes only
User :   most of the docs said the same
Doctor :   It Not neurofibroma because it will have pain associated and numbness too
User :   i dont have any such symptoms
Doctor :   Are you facing any discomfort due to the lumps at present
User :   not at all
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   So how may i help you now?
User :   can i send u some of my pics
User :   sothat you might figure it out
Doctor :   Yes
User :   just a min i m sending
Doctor :   ok
User :   i sent it sir
Doctor :   Just a moment let me check
User :   take u r time
Doctor :   Still not received!
User :   oh I already sent them
Doctor :   let me recheck
User :   I recently removed two of them
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but to my surprise the surgeon said them as Neurofibromas by simple visual inspection.
User :   in contrary to what other docs said
Doctor :   Ok
User :   later i met my institute doctor
Doctor :   See there will always a probable diagnosis which will differ from different docs
User :   he inspected them throughly and confirmed them as lipomas
User :   what i am more confudes now is whether they are lipomas/neurofibromas
Doctor :   See neurofibromas are nto movable bur lipoma are freely movable above the skin
Doctor :   Even i will require examination for confirming
User :   oh i see
Doctor :   But can give guidelines towards diagnosis
User :   what i have are freely moving
Doctor :   I guess your lumps arfe movable
Doctor :   Then need not worry
User :   one more question
Doctor :   Proceed
User :   I married recently
Doctor :   Ok
User :   wil it be a hereditary?
Doctor :   No
User :   neither my father nor my mother has any
Doctor :   This mostly with fat distribution need not worry your childrem will not acquire them
User :   thats a great news for me
User :   even i have seen the removed ones
Doctor :   I recived your pics
User :   they are like disk shaped, very light rose colored ones
Doctor :   They are lipomas most probably
User :   oh i see
User :   consulted lot of docs
Doctor :   Ok
User :   sometimes i am thinking too much into it
Doctor :   It totally an harmless condition
Doctor :   Plz stop worrying and meeting new docs
User :   oh okk
Doctor :   Thats will induce more confusions
User :   yeah i will
User :   thanks for your support
User :   one last question
Doctor :   Proceed
User :   DO i need to go for a biopsy to confirm it
Doctor :   No not required as already an FNAC is done
Doctor :   The more consultations you will have more tests on the line just to satisfy you
User :   does FNAC distinguish between a lipoma nd a neurofibroma
Doctor :   Yes
User :   FNAC result fatty means lipoma??
Doctor :   Yes
User :   okk
User :   thanks
Doctor :   lipoma is nothing but fat deposits
User :   that all i want
User :   oh i see
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you ?
User :   dont i need to worry abt the number
User :   i mean i have several of them
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   not required they always are many in number
User :   Thats all the info i want
User :   thanks for spending your timwe
User :   have a good time
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   have a great day
User :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Thanks for consultimg me
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