Lipoma is a fatty, slow-growing lump that occurs usually between skin and its underlying layer consisting of muscle. A lipoma is not tender, feels doughy and moves readily with a minor pressure from the finger. Lipomas are detected usually in middle age.
A lipoma is a commonly diagnosed growth of fatty tissue that usually occurs on several parts of the body. It is a benign tumor that starts in the fatty tissues. Many people have one or more lipomas. In most cases they don’t cause any symptoms, but if they grow big, or if a person has many lipomas, they can become a cosmetic issue and may impair the patient. If lipomas develop around blood vessels or nerves, they can cause pressure and lead to symptoms.
Lipomas can occur anywhere on and inside the body and their cause is unclear. They tend to run in families. This means that genetic factors play probably a role in their occurrence. Numerous factors may increase the risk of developing a lipoma. These factors include having certain other disorders such as Gardner’s syndrome, Cowden syndrome, and adiposis dolorosa or being between 40 and 60 years old. Lipomas can occur at any age but they are most common in the group of the previously mentioned age range. Lipomas are very rare in children. Lipomas can develop anywhere in the body. They occur commonly in the thighs, arms, abdomen, back, shoulders, and neck. They are doughy swellings and soft to the touch and move easily when they are slightly pressed between a person's fingers. They usually don't cause any pain. Even though lipomas are generally small they can grow and become painful when they contain numerous blood vessels or press on close nerves. Some lipomas can be, less frequently, larger and deeper than classical lipomas.
If lipomas are cosmetically irritating or impair the mobility of joints due to their location, they can be removed surgically. If they are small and don’t cause any discomfort, they can be left alone, but should be observed regularly.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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