Is A Lipoma Lump In Babies Dangerous?

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Good afternoon, I am Ovi 27th from Surabaya. R nsy want to consult and tell a story, I have a child aged 10 months, from the age of about 3 months on the left side of the abdomen appears a kind of lump which until now slightly enlarged. At that time I took my child to a specialist surgeon and the doctor said that my child has a lipoma, indeed in my family most of them have lipoma lumps, including my own father. Then the doctor said that the lump is okay and can be removed after the child grows up. What I want to ask is whether this lipoma can affect my child’s health condition, including his current development and growth? Can lipoma make my child become thin or hard to get fat? So what should I do? Information please. Thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Ovi Madame! Thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.

Lipoma is a lump on the body that comes from fatty tissue. Lipomas are benign and harmless and do not cause pain unless there is injury or bruising to the area. Lipomas are usually flat, round and easy to move. Sometimes, lipomas can run in families.

Because they are harmless and have no medical impact, lipomas often do not require special treatment. However, if the lipoma lump is growing rapidly or causing pain, the lump may need to be reexamined and given appropriate treatment. If so far the lipoma in your baby has not caused a problem, no special action needs to be taken. A lipoma should not make your child thin or make it difficult to get fat. If your child is malnourished or the weight does not increase according to the curve, you should take your child to the pediatrician for examination. Always monitor your child's growth at the nearest Posyandu or doctor.

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