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Old 08-31-2018, 04:40 AM
 
Location: PA
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When my husband had his out it didn't cost us anything, just our $20 co-pay. Our primary care doctor did it himself right in his office. Our insurance covered the rest of the bill.

That is a relief to hear. Based on what I read here I wonder how big this thing really is on my head and I want it gone. I swear that someone said on a related thread it cost something crazy like 8000 dollars. Now that I know that info is nowhere near accurate I just need to have this removed.
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Old 09-03-2018, 12:02 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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They can be a drag( mentally) or just sensative to the touch as they press on a nerve.
Some people are prone to having more then on (that's me ). Two on each side of my neck. Three done under a local at the VA hospital, last one in the OR due to my age.
My first one was a large yellow/white that I saw the Dr hand over to the nurse for the Lab work.
All in all none were Cancerous but yrs later did have Cancer in my thyroid for a Thyroidectomy...can't win them all.

Still here at 87.
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Old 09-17-2018, 09:26 AM
 
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I had one about the size of a quarter on my upper arm for about 20 years. My mother had (and still has) one exactly the same and in the same place. Then mine began to grow. In about 3 years it got to the size of half a tennis ball. I read tht there is a danger of them becoming entwined with the muscle and I was also feeling a bit self conscious. That and the fear of it growing even more made me decide to have it removed under local anesthesia. Very glad I did.
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Old 09-17-2018, 09:29 PM
 
Location: CA
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When my husband had his out it didn't cost us anything, just our $20 co-pay. Our primary care doctor did it himself right in his office. Our insurance covered the rest of the bill.
Ditto. Just a $20 co-pay for my husband as well.
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Old 09-18-2018, 01:35 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I was put to sleep to have 3 removed along my spine. Doc couldn’t have me move with a scalpel that close to the spinal cord.
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Old Yesterday, 11:23 AM
 
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I am in recovery as I type, 10 days ago I had a lipoma the size of a tennis ball removed from my right outer thigh. It started as the size of a small frozen pea, 11 years ago. i went to the doctor and he said it was just fatty tissue and I had nothing to worry about but I insisted on an altra sound and the results came back as he had diagnosed, i asked if I could have it removed anyway but he talked me out of it, saying "do you want a bump or a dent" i shrugged my shoulders and thought I guess the bump is fine, I can live with it. BUT over the years it continued to grow and had slight pain so I went to another doctor and immediately asked for a referral to a surgeon, at the consultation the surgeon told me I should have got it out long ago as it could turn to sercoma which is a cancer.Here in Australia we have a public medical system where you can have free surgery but you will be on a waiting list for 1 year, 11months later its finally gone and its perfect, i had it cut out, so i have a scar of about 1.5' and no dent, i have no pain, and have not had a single pain killer, and I have been able to walk fine since the op. I recommend to everyone that has a lump, GET IT REMOVED IMMEDIATELY, they grow and can become uncomfortable or even dangerous.

NEVER EVER listen to a doctor or anyone who discourages you from getting a lipoma removed. They may not be covered by insurance but letting the thing get out of control and growing to the size of a baseball or larger is bad, bad, bad. Then it becomes a big deal to get them removed and you have to be anesthetized in order for this to happen. I had one on my shoulder and it got bigger and bigger and bigger and i was warned that it would likely cost 700-1000 US dollars to have removed because it's not considered a life threatening condition and therefore cosmetic surgery. We'll guess what i paid the money and had it removed. No way am i that cheap. Get the damn thing taken off NOW!!!!
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Old Yesterday, 11:31 AM
 
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My sister recently had one removed that was deep in her lower arm, near the elbow. She was worried about possibly having nerve damage from the surgery, because she is a musician and needs to have full use of her arm and hand, but clearly it couldn't be allowed to grow and grow (she was already experiencing pain). Fortunately, she found an excellent surgeon who was an arm specialist, and the procedure went perfectly. The lipoma was 10 cm x 8 cm x 2 cm. You would not have thought such a large lump in the arm could have been almost invisible from the outside, but it was.
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Old Today, 01:21 PM
 
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Default Dr. Pimple Popper Removes A 'Baby' Lipoma From Her Patient's Back

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/heal...youtube-video/


https://youtu.be/b_hLVQRbsNM


Looks fairly straightforward
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