Lipoma is a slow-growing, fatty tumor situated between skin and the underlying muscle layer. Most of the time lipoma is easy to identify because it moves readily with slight finger pressure. It's doughy to touch and not tender on most occasions. Lipoma could be multiple in number that and be there for many for years. Lipomas can come at any age, but they're most often detected in middle age. A lipoma is not malignant or cancerous and is harmless. Treatment generally isn't necessary, but if the lipoma is in a bothersome location, is painful or is growing, you should seek to have it removed. Lipoma symptoms include a flattened lump located just under the skin. The usual site is in the neck, shoulders, back, arms and thighs. On touch it is a soft, doughy and moves easily with slight finger pressure. Most lipomas are small, less than 1 to 2 inches in diameter, but they can become bigger, up to 5 or 6 inches in diameter. There may be pain, if they grow and press on nearby nerves, or if they contain many blood vessels. The growth is slow, and one may have a lipoma for years. The exact cause of lipomas is not understood clearly.
Role of Homeopathy in Lipoma:
Homeopathic system of medicines purely works on selection of remedy based on the characteristic symptoms of illness as well as characteristic dispositional features at mind and body level the person suffering from the illness. As an illness lipoma is a silent illness without producing any symptoms other then a soft swelling which is not painful in most cases. If in a given case we are able to have sufficient prescribing characteristics of the person suffering from lipoma based on the study of his mental and physical constitution, we may be able to select a remedy which may help in few cases. Over all results with homeopathic treatment for lipoma are not very encouraging. We may work on experimental basis only if we have sufficient prescribing information as mentioned earlier. As the disease being silent it is advised to live with it rather then going for a surgical removal unless it is bothering due to cosmetic reasons or it is growing in size.