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Ultrasound on Lipoma 'not as expected'

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inarmsofanangel Mon 20-Jun-16 13:20:16

I've just had an ultrasound on a suspected lipoma that has been on my back for about 8 years and has grown to around 3 x 3 inches and is about 2 inches sticking out from my back. It is painless.
The radiologist said it looks like a fatty mass ie Lipoma but parts of it were 'not as expected' and my Dr would probably refer me to a specialist.
Now I'm a bit worried sad
What kind of specialist would he be referring to?
I know my Dr wanted it out anyway as it's quite big and he said it would just keep growing but I would i have needed to see a specialist before it's removal?

BombadierFritz Mon 20-Jun-16 13:30:55

Just going through this. So it was a referral to surgery/fast track to surgery operation within 2 weeks. A long cut to remove the lump - more than double the length of the bump at its widest point - but a very neat scar a bit like a c section type scar to look at. Then a long wait for biopsy results which is the stage we are at. This was also for a lump on the back.

inarmsofanangel Mon 20-Jun-16 13:37:35

Thanks Bomb, are you still waiting for results? Did you have Local or general? Thanks for answering. I'm nervous! I hope you are ok, probably feeling the same?

BombadierFritz Mon 20-Jun-16 14:31:47

Yeah still waiting!! It was a very light anaesthetic but a general. Out the same day. It hurt more than expected but gp says the cut probably went deep as well so through muscle which makes it hurt a bit during recovery

inarmsofanangel Mon 20-Jun-16 16:19:31

I hope you recover soon Bomb, please let me know how you get on with results ect. Wishing you all the best. flowers

BombadierFritz Mon 20-Jun-16 19:51:15

Good luck with it all. Try not to worry. Easier said i know xx

inarmsofanangel Thu 23-Jun-16 16:19:56

Not heard anything from Dr or hospital yet so assuming this is a good sign. :0 hope you are ok?

pennycan Thu 23-Jun-16 21:12:25

Please make sure they know what it is before they try and remove it. I was diagnosed with a sarcoma in my thigh last year, and one of the main predictors of success is that every scrap is removed. Hopefully everything will be ok, fingers crossed for you.

inarmsofanangel Fri 24-Jun-16 13:33:20

Thank you penny. I hope you are I will try to make sure of this. No news yet. x

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