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What is lipoma?

Have a lump on my right lower scalp where it meets my neck...been swelling up...took a weeks with of antibiotics(dicloxacilin) which almost shrank the lump. Then the lump began to swell up again and is causing my lymph nodes to swell and tightness in my neck. Had a biopsy Done on the lump and it came back as a lipoma...benign. Please help
Tue, 27 Jan 2015
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Hi, thanks for sharing your health concerns with HCM!

Well, a lipoma is just collection/excessive accumulation of normal fat cells within a fibrous cap and sometimes might cause cosmetic problem or pain but not to worry as only rarely this could be malignant! it could be infected due to excessive manipulation/rubbing etc...

Hope this answers your question. If you have additional questions or follow up questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your questions.

Wishing your son good health.
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What is lipoma?

Hi, thanks for sharing your health concerns with HCM! Well, a lipoma is just collection/excessive accumulation of normal fat cells within a fibrous cap and sometimes might cause cosmetic problem or pain but not to worry as only rarely this could be malignant! it could be infected due to excessive manipulation/rubbing etc... Hope this answers your question. If you have additional questions or follow up questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your questions. Wishing your son good health.