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    Old 01-04-2020, 06:30 PM   #1
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    Question UltraSound Results for Lump - Not Lipoma so what is it?

    Hi! I've just gotten an ultrasound for a very large (9") lump on my hip that's been there for a few months and growing. I also have two on my leg. The ultrasound technician 'couldn't find it' (which is ridiculous since we can both see it with our eyes from five feet away). She said she "couldn't find any lipoma, only fatty tissue." What does that mean? Since lipoma IS fatty tissue...I'm confused. Also concerned the Dr. is going to tell me it's nothing and do nothing. Sigh. Anyone have a similar experience?

     
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    Old 01-05-2020, 04:56 AM   #2
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    Re: UltraSound Results for Lump - Not Lipoma so what is it?

    Yes,but the lower body is an usual location for a lipoma. When do you see your doctor for the results?

     
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    Old 01-05-2020, 07:40 AM   #3
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    Re: UltraSound Results for Lump - Not Lipoma so what is it?

    Next week I have an appointment.

     
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    Old 01-05-2020, 06:06 PM   #4
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    Re: UltraSound Results for Lump - Not Lipoma so what is it?

    Anyone else have any thoughts? I've been trying to research online but of course google is a bit of a hypochondriac. Do strange bumps just grow sometimes? Without cancer?

     
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    Re: UltraSound Results for Lump - Not Lipoma so what is it?

    Yes...lipoma is fatty tissue. What type of doctor are you seeing? At the very least, see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who specialises in lumps. A dermatologist should be taking a needle draw or biopsy and have it sent to pathology for diagnosis. If your doctor brushes it off as nothing, be proactive to push for a specialist opinion and hopefully surgery.

    Keep us updated regarding your follow-up.

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    Old 01-06-2020, 03:05 PM   #6
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    Re: UltraSound Results for Lump - Not Lipoma so what is it?

    I'm seeing my family Dr. for the results of the ultrasound. Regardless of what these bumps are, I do want options for getting them removed as they are quite gross and unsightly lol. I'm in Canada, so I'm unsure if it would be covered by our medical though, if it is deemed "elective" by my Doctor.

    Really just wondering what other options there are for these lumps to be?? If they aren't lipoma, (as the ultrasound technician noted ) then I can't find any other options other than cancer. But I'm SURE there are some...



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    Yes...lipoma is fatty tissue. What type of doctor are you seeing? At the very least, see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who specialises in lumps. A dermatologist should be taking a needle draw or biopsy and have it sent to pathology for diagnosis. If your doctor brushes it off as nothing, be proactive to push for a specialist opinion and hopefully surgery.

    Keep us updated regarding your follow-up.

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    Old 01-07-2020, 08:43 AM   #7
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    Re: UltraSound Results for Lump - Not Lipoma so what is it?

    The only way to know is to have it biopsied or needle cell withdrawl and sent away for pathology.
    Doctors couldn't even surmise without either cutting open and excising or with cell pathology...but regardles, most lumps should be removed and thoroughly checked...at least, I would personally push for it.
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    Old 01-07-2020, 01:54 PM   #8
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    Re: UltraSound Results for Lump - Not Lipoma so what is it?

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    The only way to know is to have it biopsied or needle cell withdrawl and sent away for pathology.
    Doctors couldn't even surmise without either cutting open and excising or with cell pathology...but regardles, most lumps should be removed and thoroughly checked...at least, I would personally push for it.
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    For sure - thanks for the reply! I'll have to be patient and lumpy, blah!

     
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    Old 01-07-2020, 09:49 PM   #9
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    Re: UltraSound Results for Lump - Not Lipoma so what is it?

    Looking forward to the update on your appointment.....waiting is definitely the hardest. Hang tough

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