Is It Dangerous If You Don’t Do Lipoma Removal Surgery?
Good afternoon, I want to ask .. a few days ago I already did an examination to the general practitioner, and he said I had lipoma in the armpit area … the feeling was that the lumps were not too big but felt a little painful and when pressed not hard, my question Does it not cause danger if I leave it alone and do not do further treatment ?? please answer, thank you.
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Basically, a lipoma is a tumor that arises from fatty tissue under the skin which is benign and has no potential to become cancerous. These tumors also tend to grow very slowly.
If it has been confirmed from clinical examination that the lump you have on the armpit is a lipoma, then no surgical removal of the lump is okay and not dangerous. If the lump is large and very disturbing, then the lump should be removed. If there is suspicion in the direction of liposarcoma (malignant tumors from fat tissue), further evaluation is needed such as an MRI or CT scan, and also a biopsy. Signs that your lump needs further evaluation include:
when the lump enlarges very quickly
the bump felt hard, the surface was uneven and not slippery
the edge of the lump is not palpable clearly
the base of the lump merges with the underlying tissue (the lump cannot be moved)
The lump feels painful
If you see any of these signs, you should further evaluate the lump.
So much information from me, hopefully enough answer
An X-ray or other imaging test, such as an MRI or CT scan, if the lipoma is large, has unusual features or appears to be deeper than the fatty