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Lump formed on stomach

There is a small lump that has formed on my stomach. It's been there for many years now. Whom do I consult to get it removed. Does it require surgery. Do I need to consult a skin specialist or a general physician.
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Harisha N L Bangalore | General Physician
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Maybe lipoma..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.
Surgical removal. 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. This treatment shrinks the lipoma but usually doesn't eliminate it. The use of injections before surgical removal is being studied.
Liposuction. 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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