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Know the basics

What is lipoma?

Lipoma is a fat layer gradually accumulates under the skin, between the skin and muscle layers. They most often occur in the neck, back, shoulders, arms and thighs. They can also develop in other parts of the body such as the intestine. Lipoma is benign tumor, and is most common in adults.

How common is lipoma?

Lipoma can affect both men and women of all ages. However, the disease is usually seen in middle-aged women. Status and condition can vary in many people. Always discuss with your doctor to be appointed diagnostic methods, treatment and the best treatment for you.

Know the symptoms

What are the symptoms of lipoma?

Lipoma often appears initially as a soft lump, round and painless subcutaneous. Patients often do not know that he has lipoma. Most of the tumors may be slightly pasty or as rubber, and soft or hard can. They can be shifted to the surrounding area easily.

There may be more than one tumor. The tumor can cause pain if it overlaps nerves or if they have more blood vessels inside. Lipoma often varied in size but rarely larger than 8 cm. They occur most often in the forearm, legs, back and neck. Lipoma may occur in other parts of the body such as the lung, colon, breast, and the symptoms depend on their location.

There may be some symptoms not listed above. If you have any concerns about a symptom, please consult your doctor.

When should I see my doctor?

Lipoma is rarely dangerous. But if you notice a lump or swelling anywhere on your body, see a doctor. Call your doctor if you have pain in the area have lipoma. If you see the size of the tumor significantly increased fat (e.g., double) within 12 months, you should contact your doctor as soon as possible. If lipoma develops slowly, increasing the size can be a sign of another problem.

Know the causes

What causes lipoma?

The cause of lipoma is still unknown. Genetic factors may be the cause of this disease. Typically, lipoma may occur in members of a family.

Know the risk factors

What increases my risk for lipoma?

There are many risk factors for lice, such as:

  • Age: people aged 40 to 60 years old often have higher risk than usual.
  • Have other conditions: available another disease such as Cowden syndrome, Gardner’s syndrome.
  • Family history: have a family member with this disease.

Understand the diagnosis & treatment

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. ALWAYS consult with your doctor for more information.

How is lipoma diagnosed?

Lipoma is harmless tumor and often does not require treatment. However, your doctor will conduct surgery to remove them if found tumor growth. Lipoma usually does not recur after surgery. They can be removed by liposuction, but how often does not remove the entire tumor.

Lipoma is harmless, but your doctor needs to ensure that the site is not a form of tumor cyst, abscess, or cancer adipose tissue. Cancer rapidly developing adipose tissue is not easy to shift under the skin and can cause pain.

How is lipoma treated?

Lipoma is harmless tumor and often does not require treatment. However, your doctor will conduct surgery to remove them if found tumor growth. Lipoma usually does not recur after surgery. They can be removed by liposuction, but how often does not remove the entire tumor.

Lipoma is harmless, but your doctor needs to ensure that the site is not a form of tumor cyst, abscess, or cancer adipose tissue. Cancer rapidly developing adipose tissue is not easy to shift under the skin and can cause pain.

Lifestyle changes & home remedies

What are some lifestyle changes or home remedies that can help me manage lipoma?

The following lifestyles and home remedies might help you cope with lipoma:

  • Check any bumps that appear on the body. Lipoma is harmless but other tumors can be serious and should be treated.
  • Call your doctor if you see redness or swelling and warmth in the TURP fat.
  • Re-examination appointments for monitoring progression of symptoms as well as your health.
  • Listen to the guidance of a doctor, not arbitrarily medication not specified or arbitrarily abandon prescription medication was prescribed for you.

If you have any questions, please consult with your doctor to better understand the best solution for you.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: January 4, 2017 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017

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