For Some – Lipoma’s can Cause Extreme Discomfort and Health Concerns

Lipoma PainA lipoma is harmless until it starts to cause pain, touch or wrap around nerve cells, push or invade organ regions, start to smell (social discomfort), grow to a significant size that imposes on joint mobility … and probably a dozen other reasons.

Medical professionals to often push lipoma to the side as a harmless lump of fat that you can choose to remove surgically, or not. At a cost of course!

There have been cases where lipomas have wrapped around people’s spin causing partial paralysis.

Trauma is often attributed to local lipoma formation. For example, some people may develop lipomas on their knees if they kneel on the floor to long, and some people can develop a lipoma on their elbow by knocking it hard against something. So if you are pre-disposed to developing lipomas, you need to be careful not to cause trauma (shock) to your skin.

For those suffering from lipomas, they can be as troublesome if not more so than teenage acne. If lipomas could get the attention industry places on acne (for commercial pursuit) then we would likely have a cure for lipoma. Doctors too often push a lipoma to the side and tell you not to worry about it until it becomes a cosmetic concern.

Lipomas are much more than lumps of fat. They grow and disfigure and can cause extreme discomfort in many that have them.

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Histopathology of a Soft Tissue Lipoma

For those of you that would like to get scientific about lipoma and look into exactly what a lipoma looks like under a microscope, here is a great video showing just what a lipoma looks like. A lipoma is basically a lump of fat (adipose tissue) that is encapsulated by a fibrous capsule. Due to the presence of this fibrous capsule, a lipoma can be referred to as a “fatty tumor” which for-fills the definition of a tumor which is: “A swelling of a part of the body, generally without inflammation, caused by an abnormal growth of tissue, whether benign or malignant.”

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Rare Fat Disorders – Lipedema, Dercum’s, Madelung’s and Familial Multiple Lipomatosis

A great diagram depicting the relationship between Lipedema, Dercum’s, Madelung’s and Familial Multiple Lipomatosis (All Rare Fat Disorders). Note the common and characteristic symptom’s that are listed. A very useful diagram to study if you are a sufferer of rare fat diseases. As you can see Lipomas are right at the center and present in all 4 diseases groups. The source of this diagram can be found here.

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Rare Fat Disorders

What are the risks of a lipoma?

Lipoma PainSo what risks do Lipomas pose on your health?

Here we cover some of the health risks you may encounter from treating and not treating a lipoma. Generally, lipoma treatment may cause pain, bruising and swelling in the affected area.

If you chose to have your lipoma removed by a liposuction procedure, you risk permanent cosmetic changes such as dimpling and color changes in the area of the lipoma. One liposuction may also not be sufficient as your lipoma could still be present and continue growing again.

If you chose for surgical removal, there are significant risks to consider:

  • A scare where the incision was made
  • Chance of a seroma forming (pocket of fluid) in nearby tissues or organs.
  • Damage nearby nerves, which can result in numbness or tingling in your skin.
  • Muscle injury.
  • Local Bleeding and bruising.
  • Infection, which needs further treatment.

Remember that a lipoma may need multiple interventions to completely remove. A surgical removal and liposuction may need to be repeated in the future as the lipoma starts to grow again.

Without treatment your lipoma could increase in size and eventually result in pain or blockages. For example, if the lipoma is in your bowel, a growing lipoma could have serious consequences in bowel movements. A growing lipoma can also cause hemorrhage (heavy bleeding) in nearby tissue or organs. A lipoma in the throat may cause difficulty in breathing and maybe life threatening.

Natural preventative treatments are always a wise option if you suffer from one or multiple lipomas. Simple changes in your diet; lifestyle and adding of some basic supplements have been suggested to have a significant impact on the appearance and growth of lipomas. You can start by reading this free guide.

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How is lipoma diagnosed?

How is lipoma diagnosed?

As your caregiver examines you and the area around the suspected lipoma he/she may ask you about any signs or symptoms you may have had recently. Based on your caregivers recommendation you may need one or more of the following diagnosis methods:

  • An ultrasound: Using sound waves to look into the lipoma tissue.
  • An X-ray: This maybe used to look into muscular tissue and other internal areas of the body.
  • A CT or CAT scan: Using X-ray to look into the suspicious area where a lipoma maybe present.
  • An MRI scan: Using magnetism to take a picture of the lipoma and surrounding tissue.
  • A biopsy: Some tissue is removed from the lipoma and analyzed.

These are just some of the methods used to conclusively diagnose a lipoma.

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