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Nov 14, 2004

I'm a 28 year old male and I have many small to medium size lumps in my body, specially in upper layer of muscles of hands, upper-legs and back. they are increasing for last 15 years, please advise me if there is a treatment.

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

What you describe sound like benign lipomas (fatty tumors). In some patients with HIV (but also in uninfected individuals), lipomas can be observed. Usually treatment is reserved for painful or unsightly lesions-- since the only apparent treatment is surgical resection.

No matter what, I'd let your doctor know about your symptoms. He or she can forumlate the best therapeutic (and diangostic) approach with you.

Good luck, BY


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