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Old 10-28-2007, 01:31 PM   #1
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What Kind of Doctor Removes Lipomas

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Old 10-28-2007, 02:08 PM   #2
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Re: What Kind of Doctor Removes Lipomas

A lipoma is a fatty tumor and is VERY rarely malignant. A general surgeon will remove it if it is in a place that it bothers you or is pressing on surrounding nerves. Good luck!

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I had one removed from my shoulder and the only reason why they agreed to remove it was because my bra strap was resting on it and yes it did hurt! It was a simple procedure done with a few injections on the site to numb the area, an incision and then they cut out the fat and cauterize the area and a couple stitches later and your good to go, an Out Patient procedure. Talk to your doctor and he will send you to Same Day Surgery. It's not a big deal.

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I had one removed by an Ortho. Mine was about the size of a baseball...I have a huge scar.

It might depend on the location?? Mine was between my spine and hip socket!

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