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Fat knots (Lipoma)
I have many fat knots in my arm. Say around 15-20 in both hands and 3-5 on my waist. Some of them were not visible intially . But recently since last 3-4 years they have grown and now are prominent and visible. it dosent pain but it looks ugly. Is there any treatment for it? Is it a serious problem? I am little reluctant to go under a knife. One of the knots on my waist does pain when pressed.
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Hi there...lipoma isn't cancer and usually is harmless. Treatment generally isn't necessary, but if the lipoma bothers you, is painful or is growing, you may want to have it removed.... Most lipomas are removed surgically by cutting them out...Recurrences after removal are uncommon. Possible side effects are scarring and bruising.A technique known as minimal excision extraction may result in less scarring...Steroid injections can be used...This treatment shrinks the lipoma but usually doesn't eliminate it. The use of injections before surgical removal is being studied...Liposuction is advanced method of treatment...This treatment uses a needle and a large syringe to remove the fatty lump...consult surgeon he will do the needful.
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