Lipomas

A lipoma is a harmless benign tumor made up of fat tissues. It is usually a soft and painless tumor, which commonly affects the upper back, shoulders, and abdomen. It does not require treatment. If it causes pain, then surgical removal of lipoma is done.

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I have pain in the upper right side of my stomach due to a lipoma. Do I need to undergo, or only medicines will help?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in the upper right side of my stomach. I went for an ultrasound which showed a lipoma. I feel pain only when I press this lipoma, and sometimes I feel very uncomfortable. When I first visited the doctor, he suggested the tablet Pantoprazole. What should I do? Can medicine c...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry, as lipoma is usually harmless. It remains there for decades but does not hurt. Sometimes, it might get infected or calcified. In that case, surgery is indicated. It does not regress with medicines, so only surgery can cure it, but surgery is done only f...  Read Full »

What is the lump at the base of my chin?

Query: Hello doctor, I have lump at the base of chin in the middle, where it meets the curve of neck. The size is a little smaller than a dime. Only you can feel that but not see. I was having discomfort for a month on the left side like I have to move my neck but has stopped now. Then noticed the round l...  Read Full »


Dr. Vedprakash Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need to examine either this is lipoma or enlarged lymph nodes. If possible, send images.  Read Full »

What can be done regarding fat balls on body, some of which are painful?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old and my weight is normal. I have fat balls on my body everywhere and some are painful. How can I get rid of those? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, most probably you have lipoma which is the accumulation of fat. If they are painful, get them surgically removed. Please tell me the following things to help you better: How many lipomas do you have? What are their size and duration? In w...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for the lump present on the back of my head?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. I am a student and under loads of stress. I smoke cigarettes and drink on occasion. I have a lump underneath the skin on the back of my head. Many years ago, I was in the hospital for skull fracture on the back of my head. I have had serious migraines lately and get di...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, is this lump present since the time of fracture? Is it hard, bony or soft and mobile? This lump could be an abnormal bony fusion. Also, the other common cause is a sebaceous cyst and lipoma. All are a benign condition. You should once get this examined by your GP,...  Read Full »

Do all hard swollen lymph nodes are cancerous nodes?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a swollen lymph node for over a week. It looks like it maybe two together. I have been doing research, and I am very concerned.It is hard, and the location seems to be concerning. Could this be a sign of metastatic cancer or other cancerous node? I am very concerned.  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern, and I do not think there is anything to worry about. These can be lipomas or benign subcutaneous lesions. It concerns only if they are hard and fixed with a progressive increase in size and associated with significant weight loss and d...  Read Full »

What causes a lump on the occipital area?

Query: Hi doctor,About one week ago, I felt a tender lump in the occipital area of my head. It is pea sized and movable. It hurt only when I touch. It has not got any worse. In fact, it is better and less tender unless I touch it. When I had an appointment with my doctor, I was asked to give a blood sample...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The lump in your occipital region may be a small lipoma. I would suggest waiting unless it is examined by your doctor. Regarding the abnormalities on your blood work, I would appreciate if you could share the absolute numbers. The percentage could be falsely elevated s...  Read Full »

What causes a lump in the neck?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old male. I got a lump in the right side of my neck before two weeks. I am taking capsule Cipmox 500, but it has not yet cured. Though it is not painful, I am worried. It never happened earlier. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Such neck lump needs clinical examination to get an idea what it is. If it is mobile, painless and static in size, then it could be a fat deposit known as lipoma. In case it is painful, then it can be an abscess or lymph node. The best way out is ...  Read Full »

How to confirm the nature of a mild tender lump under the skin of the deltoid muscle?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a mild, tender bump or a lump or a kind of knot deep under the skin on the deltoid muscle. It is very hard to tell if it is moving under the skin. It has been there for three years. I have not noticed any significant growth in the last three years. I am quite scared after rea...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand the anxiety you would be suffering from after suspecting that it is a sarcoma. Here is what I can suggest to you: Sarcoma is an uncommon cause of such lumps, and much more common are some harmless cysts and lipomas. Malignant tumors like sarcoma gener...  Read Full »

What advise would a chiropractor give for lipoma?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old male, healthy and active all my life. I have multiple lipomas that do not bother me except for their appearance and having to explain to people what these bumps on my body are whenever I take my shirt off. Doctors say all I can do is have them surgically removed, but th...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The lipomas are cosmetic issue and can be unsightly especially if numerous or located at certain places. You have to decide whether surgery is needed for lipoma or not as scars will replace bumps. No chiropractic technique will help. The only issue that...  Read Full »

Why is there a hard pea sized lymph node above collar bone?

Query: Hi doctor, I am female, 36 years old, 5 feet, generally healthy. I have recently found a small hard pea sized painless lump on my left collar bone, it moves around and I have had for periods of few days at a time over last few months, very sore, tender to touch breasts. I have not seen anyone about...  Read Full »


Dr. Vedprakash Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tender breasts are very common during pre-menstrual phases due to hormonal causes, so do not worry for this. The hard lump over collar bone, which is non-tender and pea sized needs to be ruled out that whether it is lipoma or an increase in supraclavicular lymphnode, whic...  Read Full »

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