Lipoma

What is Lipoma?

A lipoma is a growth of fat cells in a thin, fibrous capsule usually found just below the skin. Lipomas are found most often on the torso, neck, upper thighs, upper arms, and armpits, but they can occur almost anywhere in the body. One or more lipomas may be present at the same time. Lipomas are the most common noncancerous soft tissue growth.

Questions and answers on "Lipoma"

I had two lipomas removed in September. Were located in upper right abdomen / chest wall. Both about 2 inches. One has all ready come back. I knew there was a chance they could return but should I be concerned with how quikcly it happened? It feels to be quite large all ready, maybe same size as last ones. They were deep under skin but not in muscle. Have a strong family history of cancer (sister had breast cancer, dad had lymphoma and colon cancer). Should I go back for check or just forget about it?

doctor1 MD

Lipomas have a tendency to recur after removal. But if they are rapidly increasing in size, associated with pain, restriction of movements and sudden change in morphology, then they need to be investigated. Lipomas turning into cancer is very very rare. you can just forget about it

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I have a growth on my upper arm about 2" diameter my dr says its a lipoma but it's attached to the skin and reddish purple in color which I think is unusual for a lipoma. I also have a reddish purple mark on my forehead about an inch across like a bruise but has been there for 2 months. Could the lump be more serious than a lipoma or what else could it be. 34 male no other health abnormalities. Thanks

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Most probably you have lipoma.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX
Thanks for writing to XXXXXXX

I think your doctor has given the right diagnosis.
Lipoma can be diagnosed clinically.It presents below the skin,soft in consistency and moves while pressing with finger.
Due to its colour...

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Hi, I am a 44 year old female with a lipoma left upper shoulder , dx at least 15 years ago with the plan to not remove due to harmless. Now it s begun to grow and is at least 12 cm in diameter and over the past week has become red to one side . A circular area dark red now about 4 cm in diameter has formed. The entire mass is extremely painful. I no longer have insurance. I ve called a few Doctors and Nobody wants to see me since I have no insurance. I am having low grade fever , chills, and dizziness today and fear this will not just go away as I had hoped. Any information or wisdom you have would be greatly appreciated.

doctor1 MD

Hello
welcome to health care magic
Regarding your query,the lipoma you have is silent for the past 15 yrs..
but now it is causing problems..
Lipoma getting infected is a rare entity..
however when it gets infected you need to control the infection first by taking antibiotics and pain killers to...

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I have lipoma under my eye lids. One is visible and the other one not yet.My ophthalmologIst advised me to consult an oculoplastic surgeon. Is it advisable to have them removed surgicaly ? Any known risk ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Should be removed - no known risks.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
Noted the history of lipoma under eyelids, advised to see Oculoplastic Surgeon.
If there are lumps/lipomas at such a place, they should be removed as they will grow over time...

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Can a lipoma feel firm and located near shin bone?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Lipoma is a universal tumour.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Lipoma arises from fat tissue.As fat is present beneath the skin through out body,it can occur anywhere .So,it is called universal tumour.
It can be firm.
I prefer to do an FNAC (Fine needle aspiration cytology ) of the swelling for...

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I AM SCHEDULED FOR SURGICAL REMOVAL OF ABD LIPOMA THAT MIGHT CONTAIN BOWEL.HOW SERIOUS IS THIS PROCEDURE ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
not serious

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome to HCM.

If this is intra-abdominal lipoma with no signs of cancer then this is pretty simple procedure even if this is attached to bowel, so you don't need to be worried at all. Lipomas are soft and well confined tumors which are easily...

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I have discovered a small,soft lump on my right side lower abdomen near where I had a hernia surgery 3 yrs. ago. Not sure if it is related or something else.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Another hernia is possible.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.

Thank you for the query.

If its near herbia surgery area, hernia recurence can be the reason. If so, tge lump should be painful and protruding when coughing.

I suggest you to have soft tissues ultrasoundm. This test will diagnose...

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I found a lump between my skin and ribs, 3 inch down from my chest, it seems to be oval shaped and I can move it around some what. Any idea what it is?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Lipoma or sebaceus cyst.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

A lump in this location is most likely a lipoma or sebaceus cyst. Both lumps are benign lesions. Both does not turn into a cancer.
Lipoma is usually soft, rounded and movable. its like a marble under the...

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I have a red mark on my leg calf. When I press on it I feel a lump underneath the skin. My legs are always swollen so I can't tell if this is causing swelling. It is painless.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Lipoma

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
It might be lipoma a simple collection of fat.
No treatment is required for this.
Just keep a watch.
If possible upload a photograph of the involved area.
This will help me in giving a closer diagnosis.
Thank you...

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I have a soft lump on my left jawline.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It could be Lipoma.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

A soft lump in the left jawline is mostly Lipoma. But, the exact diagnosis is confirmed by FNAC ( Fine Needle aspiration Cytology ). Without an opportunity to physically examine the lump, I shall name lipoma as the most possible conclusion....

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Recent questions on  Lipoma

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Had large lipoma removed from right axilla on June 15. Now post op almost a month along pain in my joints has returned. Doctor has me on remeron for sleep, along with my lexapro. Should i see a rheumatologist, GP ruled out somethings. I don t want to go back on the pain merry go round?

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I am 59, and recently had surgery to remove a very large lipoma from my back. The surgery was done in an operating room due to the large size of the lipoma. I have a severe allergy to latex - type 1 IgE mediated with anaphylaxis, and strict latex precautions were in place. I also have severe asthma secondary to the latex allergy. I do have diabetes - type 2 insulin dependant, and I am post graves disease. I was intebated. When I was extabated, I had trouble breathing. The Anesth gave me an updraft of epinepherine, and I turned blue, and my O2 sat dropped to 70%. The epi was stoped and I recovered, but had severe chest pain. I was admitted and had the chest pain again the following morning. Evidently I showed an atypical rise in my Troponin T levels, with a negative CKMB. I also had some EKG changes. I was transferred to the large medical center, and was evaluated quite extensively - all was negative (stress echo, nuclear stress, )no angiogram was done. I was on a nitro drip and also on heparin IV. Nothing showed except this elevated troponin t level, and they discharged me without a real diagnosis after 24 hours. What do you think happened to me? Could it be related to my latex allergy? ? histamine release?? My tryptase level was 18.5 Could I be allergic to epinepherine? I also showed some fluid around the heart - ? why?

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My 17 year old brother says he has a lump on his penis and is very afraid its malignant however from what he is describing it seems like lipoma. He says its about the size of a corn piece and has some veins on the side showing. He said it was painless for a while but that lately he is feeling a pinching pain every now and then and that for some reason the area between his testicles and anus seems to hurt when he sits at a certain position. He is 5' 8" and a bit over weight (I'm guessing 110 kg)

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