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July 19th, 2009
surgery?
I too have multiple lipomas. Those of you who have had surgery--did you have it done by plastic or general surgeon--and is there scarring? Also, I am curious, any history of diabetes. I have read some articles and the relation of new onset diabetes and lipomas. I too, am very self conscious--I have multiple on my arms, and now don't even want to wear a short sleeve shirt.
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replied May 5th, 2011
no treatments for lipoma
I had a surgery to remove lipomas on my arms. The surgery left me with big scars. After about a half year since surgery lipomas reappeared again. I have a lot of them on my arms and legs. I don't want to have more scars so I excluded surgery. I eat very healthy and try to avoid processed food. It doesn't seem to stop lipomas from appearing. I don't think there is any effective treatment for lipomas.
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replied July 19th, 2009
I have had four seperate "harvesting" of lipomas. The first time was done by a general surgeon with tripple the incision size necessary. This is because the surgeon didn't know what he was lookin at. This was 37 years ago and there was not much awareness of lipomas, so the rule was: treat the lumps like cancer.

Since then I have had one other surgery by a GP/surgeon but with much smaller scars. and two surgeries done by a plastic/reconstructive surgeon. The plastic surgeon used excision and lipo because of the large number of lipomas being removed on his first attempt. And then 10 years later( 2 years ago) he used excision exclusively. The last two surgeries left minimal obvious scars, but they are definately there.

I prefer the scars to the lumps in my case because the lumps were/are very large. I have them on my back primarily but have had beny removed from my arms and torso too.

I am about to try the "holistic" herbs and Glucan approach, mainly because I have given up hope of expecting surgery to solve my condition. there are just too many of them to keep cutting out.

If you or anyone has just a few ( twwo or three) then surgery might be for you. Originally there was some thought that if the surgery was not done right that the lipomas could "spread." Now years later, the feeling is that improper surgery techniques does not cause "spreading." In the end, for me it was a cosmetic appearance issue.... I prefer a small scar to a bulging and sometimes painful lump everyone asked me about.

Now not too many people ask about my scars.

Hope this helps.

B
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replied July 22nd, 2009
lipoma
thank you, B. I wonder if having multiple lipomas are related to other health problems.
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replied July 23rd, 2009
I've been searching the web for a non-invasive treatment for a while. I've had multiple Lipomas since my teens. A lot of the products advertised on the web appear promising, but as many others have noted, none of them provide any sort of believable evidence.
I think they're all fake. I am a firm believer in both natural medicine and good business practices. None of these products are available at any of the reputable stores in my city. Nobody sells them, because they know they're useless.
My guess is that these lumps develop primarily because of genetic reasons. Diet and lifestyle may have some effects, but not enough to make a real difference. I know, it sucks to hear this. Sadly, the doctor's scalpel is still the only real solution.
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replied July 30th, 2009
lipoma
I've done some research and I think I might have Dercum's disease--multiple lipomas that is probably genetically passed down. ? autoimmune.
Gosh, they just have not done much research in this area --since its low risk of morbidity, however, for me it has been a cause for much mental stress. I'll be consulting w/ the surgeon soon--unfortunately, my health insurance pays only if the lipoma is symptomatic. Otherwise, self pay is about $400 per lipoma. Anyway, I'll keep updating. Thanks for the replies.
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replied July 31st, 2009
I am doing research on this subject for a friend. I think that those of you who have lots of them and got them in your teens have neurofibromas--not lipomas. Lipomas typically occur in adults aged 40-60. Neurofibromas are genetic and come in bunches. Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurofibroma for more information.
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replied August 4th, 2009
100 lipomas
Im new i have over 100 lipomas now im 39 years old one of them is by my liver. Getting a mri and will see what happens boy we need more reasearch on this scary disorder
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replied August 12th, 2009
In the same boat as many here: young and frustrated by multiple lipomas.. For those of you in desperate need of hope, please visit clinicaltrials.gov and type in "lipoma" in the search box. It appears as though ATX-101 may be a promising treatment with no resulting scarring. I believe its manufacturers just completed the 2nd phase of testing, meaning that there are 2 more phases to go before the product can be FDA approved.

There used to be a forum (lipoma.com) that had a wealth of information on the topic and then it suddenly disappeared. I'm not usually a conspiracy theorist, but I find it odd that a forum -with what appeared to be a large following- would just cease to exist overnight. I remember reading posts about people's experiences with sodium deoxycholate and other remedies that seemed positive. I hope no one was paid to shut down the site, that would really be disappointing...
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replied August 12th, 2009
don't think it's neurofibromas
sunnyb wrote:
I am doing research on this subject for a friend. I think that those of you who have lots of them and got them in your teens have neurofibromas--not lipomas. Lipomas typically occur in adults aged 40-60. Neurofibromas are genetic and come in bunches. Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurofibroma for more information.


I dont think the two are similar Sunny. Type in neurofibromas in google images and you will see just how different they are
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replied August 14th, 2009
To Lillylou...

I dont know if this may be helpful...but I have a relative who is currently going through the same thing that you are and he have been told that the dr.'s are no longer responsible if anything happens to him during surgery and they cannot give him the surviving odds after surgery...he literally is in the state of giving up and then I recommended this medicine I saw over the net and i have him ordered it...its called limpotab...and he is taking the pills according to the directions and he claims that the swelling lumps are slowly going away and he can turn his neck now and he feels as though if the lipomas tumor are slowly decreasing in size and he feels major relief and a bit of hope that he may survive this condition that he has as far as having it on the back of his neck and resting upon his brain stem. He says he does not feel any side effects to taking this pills and are feeling better than ever. If you look up the website...limpotab.com...it'll tell you that the pills are all natural...i hope you find this helpful and with a bit of hope that these pills may be able to cure you of your lipomas. Whats the worse that can happen when you have already gone through so much already...right? I hope this helps. Good luck.
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replied August 15th, 2009
Lipomas and diet--fasting, protein-oil, fats
I have 3 lipomas in my back/side in the "love handles" and wonder what causes these. I did notice the newest one appeared when I was overeating for a period of time and had been eating peanut butter M&M candies. I suspect these things form when you are eating too much bad fat, and this particular form of PB is quite wierd. They definitely go down in size when I am on a "good eating" (healthy eating) streak for a few months--no bad fats at all, lots of raw fresh fruit and veggies, no sugar or white flour, etc. I'm a vegetarian, sometimes vegan, sometimes lacto, rarely ovo, never any dead animals. Dr. Joel Fuhrman's book on fasting says lipomas are dissolved and disappear during prolonged fasts of several weeks. (Read the book 1st, find an MD who knows how to conduct fasts.) I think the idea of enzymes might help but only in context of a super clean, vegan diet, probably minimum fat intake but enough essential fatty acids (flax oil, etc). Dr. Johanna Budwig's recommendations of high-sulfur containing amino acids (methionine/cysteine) + flax oil could hold some clues. She claimed quark+flax oil dissolved tumors. Google her protein-oil combination. Udo Erasmus, who advocated omega oils and denounced trans fats long before it was generally accepted, writes about good fats vs. bad fats.
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replied August 18th, 2009
I tried and its working, dont give up!!!
Hi All, I am new to this forum and i share the same pain and frustration that you share. i have had some small lipoma from my teens but very recently they ahve started to pop at other places on my body. Doctor says they are harmless, but i had some cholestorol and i read at a lot of places that lipoma are fat deposits formed when the body has reduced ability to process fat and clean blood (LIVER).
I would suggest Beta glucan (high doses for short period), Enzymes, Manjistha and regular oil rubs on the lymph glands.
I started with Beta glucan and oil rubs and my Lipoma have started to soften in just 2 weeks.
Its a lot to do but a little excercise and regular liver and bowel cleanse would also help the cause.
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replied August 22nd, 2009
Beta Glucan
Does Beta Glucan work? I'd be interested to hear as I was thinking of trying it. Also, if you google lipoma regimen it comes up with a herbal option that I'm thinking about as well.
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replied August 30th, 2009
New Treatments Coming?
Like the rest of you I have had some Lipomas since I was a teenager. Nothing too large and not more than 3 or 4 noticeable on my body. In the past 10 years however the old ones have grown a little larger and now stand out to the point that I want to get rid of them. There have also been 7 or 8 new ones formed. I actually went down to San Diego a couple of years back and registered for the ATX-101 clinical trial. I spoke with the doctor there and they seemed to be optimistic about the use of sodium deoxycholate. I might be wrong about this but I also seem to remember hearing that they have been using sodium deoxycholate for some time in Europe for the treatment of Lipomas. I think I am going to call the doctor back this week and see if there is any new information on this.
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replied September 1st, 2009
It is said that alcohol consumption triggers lipomas.. Do you have any idea about this. I am a 36 year old male and I have rapidly growing lipomas.
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replied September 2nd, 2009
I actually heard that it is related to the body's processing of Zinc that can trigger Lipomas. I was taking Zinc supplements once when I had a cold and I did notice the formation of 3 new lipomas but it might have been a coincidence.
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replied September 4th, 2009
Hi Friends, Just few days back I saw this page and found you guys suffering problem as me. I also consulted some doctors but no one is sure about any solution to Lipoma problem. But Let me tell you, you all have a light of hope. This is none other than "Yoga". I have given link from Youtube below. Yoga from Ramdev baba... This is what many people in India following to cure there health issues. Simple logic behind Yoga is ... God has given you Immunity system in your body to protect your self from external bacteria and viruses but we have destroyed it by taking wrong food and unhealthy habits... This Yoga gives you the way to excercise your internal parts(Lungs, Liver, Stomach...). I have searched this video for you guys in English. I am searching specific for Lipoma video in English, once i will get I will again post... but first 20 mins of Pranayam are same.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xqgW1AzBLc &feature=channel ... or search youtube for "Ramdev baba yoga" you can mail me: ahuja_devender@yahoo.com. Remember there is no money deal in this... so don't hesitate to do this..
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replied September 8th, 2009
Hello all,

I am new to the forum and I just about to have Lipoma's removed surgecially.

I do not want to go down that path. has anyone tried Lemeton and does it work

Thanks
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replied September 12th, 2009
Lipoma Help
Hello to all - I do not have any Lipoma's - but told a friend I would research. I am an alternative wellness provider, specializing in all things detox - ear canlding, essential oils, fasting and hydro colon therapy. I am a certified Colon Hydro Therapist and after living and almost dying with Hep C from a bad blood transfusion in my teens, I am clear! W/o chemo, no drugs and all because I increased water and antioxidants, eat organic 80% of the time, fast with vegetable juice two or three days a month, eat TONS more fiber and have colonics. Many things have dissapeared - early onset of menopause, arthritis in my hands, thyroid issues and signs of aging in my skin. I have asked my friend to try the diet and colonics protocol - she is ready. I will post out here any results we see.
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replied September 17th, 2009
I am a 33 year old male who has had lipomas since I was 19. My mom and my grandfather both have them, but not as many as I do now,(to many to count). Though most of them are small I do have a couple the size of a ping pong ball cut in half. They are hereditary for the most part so I really doubt any magical medicine is going to take them away it is just wasting your money. Since this is a rare harmless condition we all have, I really doubt to much research goes into finding a cure. I think surgical removal is about the only option we have. I just do the best I can to live with them and have the larger ones removed. I guess things could be worse they could be painful or life threating, other then the occasional person asking me what is that lump I just accept it as a part of who I am, you should all do the same. Just Remember like any other flaw a person might have you notice it more then others do, we are own worst critic.
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