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What causes lumps across the body?

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Posted on Sat, 19 Jul 2014
Question: Hi Doctor,

I have several lumps(Lipomas) in my body. These lumps are majorly on Hands, stomach, legs etc. It seems this is a genetic issue as my borther is also facing the same issue.

Please suggest me, how can we reduce these lumps. At times i feel that lump sizes are varying(usually they are growing).

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Answered by Dr. Deepika Patil (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
sugery is the option

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

Lipoma is caused by aggregation of fat cells with capsule . It is genetic in nature. The treatment of lipoma is surgical removal of it. Since you are having many I would suggest you to get removed those lipomas which are painfull or growing in size or cosmetically ugly.

Rest you can leave as it is not possible to remove all. As these won't harm you in anyways and they are very unlikely turning to be a cancer.

Another method of treatment is by liposuction. But since here only fat is sucked the capsule is not removed so chances of recurrence may be more.

When surgically removed whole of the capsule with fat is removed so recurrence are less.

I would suggest you to reduce weight which will prevent further lipoma formation.

Hope I have been helpful . If any further queries are there I would love to help .

Regards
Dr.Deepika Patil
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What causes lumps across the body?

Brief Answer: sugery is the option Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX Lipoma is caused by aggregation of fat cells with capsule . It is genetic in nature. The treatment of lipoma is surgical removal of it. Since you are having many I would suggest you to get removed those lipomas which are painfull or growing in size or cosmetically ugly. Rest you can leave as it is not possible to remove all. As these won't harm you in anyways and they are very unlikely turning to be a cancer. Another method of treatment is by liposuction. But since here only fat is sucked the capsule is not removed so chances of recurrence may be more. When surgically removed whole of the capsule with fat is removed so recurrence are less. I would suggest you to reduce weight which will prevent further lipoma formation. Hope I have been helpful . If any further queries are there I would love to help . Regards Dr.Deepika Patil