My Lipoma Has Moved from the Back of my Shoulder to the Top&down Slightly.Is This Possible?
- Asked by Carol in Paradise in Southeast Florida
- 2 years ago
In April,it was measured at 4cm x 4cm. I think there has been some slight growth since then.The bulk of it is still the same but it feels like there is some flatter parts extending out now.I also have nerve issues in that arm and if you touch around the cyst,it feels like pins and needles.I saw an Orthopedic Dr and he said that it is impossible that I have nerve damage from a lipoma.I'm not sure he knows what he's talking about.
LIpoma and nerve pain
Lipoma changes and removal
Lipomas may grow and seem to spread. Some become tender or numb. Imaging studies may be recommended but are not always needed. See your doctor or a general surgeon if a lump or growth is found or changing or problematic. Removal may be recommended and may need scheduled in an operating room.
Start with your family physician. You need an MRI for the shoulder and the lipoma for proper diadnosis. You may need a nerve conduction and EMG for nerve studies. Yhen if you think your lipoma is increasing in size and the diagnosis is confirmed you will need a surgeon, Plastic surgeon to remove the lipoma.
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