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Can Sculptra Leave Lumps On Your Face

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An Overview of Poly-L-Lactic Acid (Sculptra, New-Fill)

...PLLA was approved by the FDA on August 3, 2004, for the treatment of facial fat loss (also called facial lipoatrophy). It continues to be studied for this use. Facial lipoatrophy is a condition in which people lose fat in their faces, especially in their cheeks and around their eyes and temples. People with HIV who take anti-HIV drugs may develop lipoatrophy.PLLA is injected into the skin in areas where fat has been lost. It causes the skin...
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Lumps from Silikon 1000 Injections

Hi Doc, I had a great number of these Silikon 1000 injections injected into my face about 5 years ago. Some of the material has now migrated and I have a large lump on the left side of my face just below my lower lip. It is very noticeable. The...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...corticosteroid injectons. Since the original doctor is not interested in helping, you should find a doctor with expertise in facial fillers for a second opinion regarding treatment options. Here is a link to the web site of Dr. Doug Mest, he is... Read more »

Breast lumps in HIV disease

I have had HIV for more than a decade. I do not use any medication. I have found a lump in my breast. Does having HIV make you more susceptible to breast cancer?? My breasts and stomach are very big, my hips have narrowed and my face has thinned....
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Dear DJ: Having HIV does NOT make you more susceptible to breast cancer. All persistent lumps in the breast need to be evaluated. The majority of breast lumps are benign. Nevertheless, I would recommend that you see your Read more »

Cancerous Lump?

I've recently found a small hard lump under my arm and I'm worried it might be cancerous. It has gone down in size but is still there and it hurts when i touch it. I'm going to see a GP to see what they say but I thought I'd ask you as well. I've...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...lightly, since a physical examination and/or biopsy of suspicious masses are really what's needed for exact diagnoses.That said, a lump that comes up suddenly and is painful is unlikely to be cancerous and more likely to be something like a cyst... Read more »

Lump on testicle-- should I be worried?

At the bottom of my left testical i have a small lump. It is sometimes harder than other times. I am 16 and was wondering if i have anything to worry about?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...The normal testicle often has a few small lumps representing normal anatomical structures. Patients often feel these lumps and get worried needlessly. On the other hand, some Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

... Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers Taking Care of Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...round lumps that appear under the skin(lipomas) Lipoatrophy: Loss of subcutaneous fat in the arms, legs, butt, or face(sunken cheeks) Blood fat and sugar changes (metabolic problems) ... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...round lumps that appear under the skin(lipomas) Lipoatrophy: Loss of subcutaneous fat in the arms, legs, butt, or face(sunken cheeks) Blood fat and sugar changes (metabolic problems) ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Selling Your Life Insurance

...advisor. Before potent antiretroviral medications (ARVs) were available, viatical companies paid as much as 85% of a policy's face value. Since the introduction of effective therapies, offers have fallen to around 30% of face value. The National... Read more »
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Lumps on my Scrotum

Posted by scared_male, 2 Replies
Hi, I'm nervous to talk to my family and our doctor about this, I just want to know what I have before I go see him so i won't be as nervous. I've had these bumps for a long time, they pop up randomly and I usually never really paid too much... Read more »

Professional in NY feeling alone

Posted by Phoenix1012, 22 Replies
Hi everyone, I tested positive in January of this year. Since then, I have been carrying around the shame of having caught this. You see, I am in the mental health profession and we have to receive mandatory training every two years on HIV/AIDS.... Read more »

Lumps

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...What are those rectangle weird lumps in the back of your mouth on your tongue ? is this HIV ? if not can you indentify what they are ? and is contact dermatitis a Read more »

tongue lumps

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I got Lumps on the back of my tongue, i dont know when i got them but its weird because i think they showed up after my HIV test or i just Read more »