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Do antibiotics cure lipoma?

I have a small hard lipoma directly above my navel that is causing extreme pain. Dr s have determined via ultrasound that it is not a hernia and have prescribed antibiotics for infection. Will this break down the lipoma or will it just relieve the pain and swelling?
Fri, 16 Jan 2015
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Hi
There are no medicines for lipoma.
It has to be removed surgically.
Medicines may reduce the infection and associated inflammation.
Hope I answered your query.
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