Stephen Blake, DVM, of San Diego, California, reports: "I had a case in a no-kill shelter where eight years ago ... old shepherd mix had a lipome almost the size a basketball on his back, hanging on his side. It was so big that the dog had racing problems. I only once treated it with Homoeopathic Thuja 10M and in a month it dissolved. After two months, all that was left was a large bag of skin clinging to the dog's back.
These fat masses are not painful and they usually remain in the same place without invading the surrounding tissues. Dogs are not the only animals with lipomas because they are common in humans and parakeets, and they occasionally develop in cats and horses. Any dog can be affected, but lipomas seem the most common among Labrador Retrievers, Doberman Pinschers, Miniature Schnauzers, Cocker Spaniels, Dachshunds, Poodles, Terriers and Mixed Breeds.
During a biopsy, a sample of tumor tissue is taken out and examined under a microscope. Your doctor may prescribe a local anesthetic to numb the area and take a sample with a needle. Biopsies can also be performed as a small operation. In most cases of lipoma, a biopsy is not necessary to confirm the diagnosis. After removal of the lipoma, a biopsy will be performed on a tissue sample. Under the microscope, lipomas often have a classic appearance with abundant mature fat cells.
Dercum disease affects females more often than males, with some reports mentioning that the disease is 20 times more common among women. Dercum's disease can affect people of all ages. The majority of cases are women aged 45 to 60, particularly overweight menopausal women. Although it is an extremely rare event, it has been reported in children. The prevalence of Dercum's disease is unknown. The disorder is under-diagnosed, making it difficult to determine its true frequency in the general population. Dercum's Disease Was First Described In The Medical Literaturee in 1882 by an American neurologist named Francis Xavier Dercum.
In addition, small specific areas known as "points of tension" are usually painful when pressure is exerted on them. Some people with fibromyalgia may also experience chest pain, difficulty concentrating, headache, painful and / or frequent urination, diarrhea, constipation, numbness of the mouth and / or restorative sleep. (For more information on this disorder, choose "Fibromyalgia" as a search term in the Rare Disease Database.)
Educational video describing the condition of lipoma. Lipoma is the most common type of soft tissue tumor. It is a benign tumor that contains fat. It is slow growing …