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Which Doctor to Go for a Confirmation on a Suspected Lipoma?

I am a med student and I am 99% certain that I have a lipoma on my leg on my legs which is now limiting my exercise and causing pain, how ever I do not remember to whom to go to have it confirmed.

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Most dermatologist are comfortable with both the diagnosis and treatment of lipomas

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Most dermatologist are comfortable with both the diagnosis and treatment of lipomas.   Most dermatologist are very comfortable and experienced in treating lipomas.

Salt Lake City Dermatologic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

I would recommend a dermatologist, and possibly dermatologic surgeon

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I would recommend a board-certified dermatologist, minimum, and preferably, one that is also a surgeon who can perform a procedure to remove the lipoma, assuming that's what it is. A dermatologist at minimum can diagnosis it for you and send you to a surgeon, but if you can find a physician who does both, that's even better.

Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.5 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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