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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Abdominal Pain
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Practicing since : 2004
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User :   Hi, may I answer your
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi there
User :   i have a question
Doctor :   Please proceed
User :   have you ever heard about Fat Balls ?
Doctor :   Do you mean big testicles ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Please explain ?
User :   I have lots of fat balls around my stomch
User :   inside
User :   and i can feel them all the time
User :   do you know what they are ? or why Am i keep getting more ? iam only 25 ..
Doctor :   ok, i get it
Doctor :   May i know the approximate or average size of the balls ?
User :   some are average , some are small , couple big one
User :   I took one them out 2 years ago and the doctor told me its just Fat .. but iam just worried becasue i keep getting more ...
Doctor :   May i know the approximate size in inches ? or comparative idea
User :   1 Inch to 2 Inch
Doctor :   ok, may i know the consistency of the lesions on holding or pressing them , are they firm or soft ?
User :   they are Firm
User :   they are at 1 place they dont move around
Doctor :   ok, may i know the exact site of the lesions ?
User :   sorry i dont understand what your asking for?
Doctor :   i meant the site or the location ?
User :   oh ok ,
User :   85 % are around my abdominal , and around my stomch
User :   I have couple on my knees
Doctor :   ok i would consider them to be Neurofibromas or simple fat lobules
Doctor :   both of which are not serious
Doctor :   and the exact diagnosis can be made by a biopsy test on the lesions
Doctor :   both need no treatment unless complicated
User :   do you know what cause this?
Doctor :   the neurofibromas have the capability to turn into tumors , this can be doubted when they are increasing in size over a short span
User :   have you ever had ppl asking you about this issue?
Doctor :   DNA damage in the protective secondary cells around the nerves cause neurofibromas
Doctor :   yes, both are very common conditions
Doctor :   most of times the lesions will disappear on their own and or with good exercise
Doctor :   need not worry , get a biopsy test on the one of ( biggest ) lesion
User :   does alcohol or food has anything to do with this ?
Doctor :   yes, alcohol can damage the nerves leading to such chnages
Doctor :   and fatty food is fuel for them
User :   I took one of them out 2 years ago , and the doctor said this is 100% fat .. he said you will waist your money if you send this to labratory for testing ...
Doctor :   well in that case the lesions you have could be be simple fat lobules
Doctor :   but its always better to clear by better investigations , to prevent future problems
User :   by the way These fat balls that iam talking about are Inside my stomch not outside
Doctor :   i got it
User :   that was my only concern ..
Doctor :   and am sure of the differential diagnosis i mentioned
Doctor :   need not worry , both are simple lesions and pose no harm
User :   Thanks alot for you information
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
User :   tumor you mentioned
User :   is it bad or good?
Doctor :   it too is a simple tumor , some times needing surgery to remove them
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with ?
User :   No , Thanks
User :   have a good day
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Bye
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