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Lipoma Blowout!!!
Jun 1, 2001

Dr. Dezube, Thank you for all of your compassionate answers. You have stated in the past that lipomas (that I have had since testing positive in '86) are nothing to worry about. Recently small lipomas have popped up all over my arms and legs. They seem to be slow growing, but noticeable. Any idea if this is serious or changing to something else?

Response from Dr. Dezube

Lipomas are benign growths of fat. They are VERY common. They are indeed nothing to worry about for the most part. If they bother you either physically or mentally, then they can be surgically removed. Protease inhibitor based regimens tend to exacerbate the lipoma problem. On a rare occasion, they can grow quite aggressively; in these rare cases they should be removed in order that a pathologist can determine whether there is anything more serious going on.


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