What causes lipomas?

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Re: What causes lipomas?

Post by Guest » Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:37 pm

detoxqueen303 wrote:There's a section about lipomas about 3/4 of the way down this page:

http://www.ener-chi.com/blog/health-qa- ... flush-q-a/

I'm going to try a liver cleanse and see if this improves the lipoma

The guy selling the "liver cleanse" says the following:

"Lipomas develop when the bile ducts of the liver get clogged with hundreds and thousands of intra-heptaic gallstones."

But if that is the case, then why don't these thousands of gallstones show up on any imaging scans?
Why is there no evidence that these gallstones exist? Do the gallstones exist in a parallel dimension that is invisible to us? Or is there a conspiracy in which doctors see the thousands of gallstones but don't want to tell us about them?

Why don't lipoma sufferers show the classic symptoms of bile duct obstruction? Somehow the obstruction causes lipomas but not any of the normal symptoms of bile duct obstruction?

If invisible gallstones can cause lipoma, then how do we know that invisible fairies don't cause lipoma?
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Re: What causes lipomas?

Post by smite » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:11 pm

I have not read through this thread but one major cause of growth of my lipomas is testosterone. About 2 years ago I took synthetic testosterone (steroids) and after the cycle finished I noticed my previously small, unnoticeable (unless touched) lipomas had not only grown in size but produced throughout my extremities. After I stopped the testosterone, I kept lifting but took other supplements (which still contributed to my Test levels to increase). I noticed that my previous lipomas were getting larger over the years and new, smaller ones were appearing. I spoke with a family friend who is a plastic surgeon and he told me that studies show lipomas can grow in size due to high levels of testosterone. I have since cut back on taking said supplements and I noticed my lipomas have not grown much. This may not be true to everyone but for my gym people, please be careful with the supplements you take.
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Re: What causes lipomas?

Post by cta7978b » Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:43 am

I responded to this thread earlier. I was diagnosed with Adiposis Dolorosa a year ago. Never had a lipoma until 12/2010, when some sort of sickness hit me.. I had previously had bladder cancer and was treated with BCG Immunotherapy (Bovine Tuberculosis Vaccine) 3-4 years prior to the reaction. I had also suffered from a spontaneous tonsillar hemorrhage which may or may not have been caused by Strep.

The lipomas occurred after a few years of heavy drinking, after some sort of reaction on 12/2010.. Heavy alcohol use, plus what felt like small herniations going off in my chest one night, a bunch of electrical shooting pains. I also caught a coxsackie virus a few weeks prior to this event??

At the time my only big changes in diet were I was eating lots of oysters... What is the connection?

Well, I did a genetic test and found out I was an H63D/H63D homozygote, these are some of the genes for Hemochromitosis, which causes iron toxicity. I started snooping.. Did you know the they call Hemochromitosis the "celtic curse", certain forms are very common in Ireland. Did you know in Herbt's 2007 study/survey on Dercum's disease that I think ~60% of those afflicted with Dercum's disease were of Irish/Scottish heritage?

The high iron probably contributed to the many bacterial and viral infections.

Those with the H63D/H63D mutation have much higher levels of serum iron saturation. Normal is like 35%, Mine is 66%

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16615007

I think I may have contracted a vibrio bacterial infection from the oysters (they love iron!!), something caused subcutaneous hemhorraging.. which indirectly caused the Dercum's disease. I have hundreds of small lipomas on my chest/abdomen. It took 2 years, but that completely stopped growing and are almost not painful at all anymore.

Could the herniation of extremely iron loaded blood cause oxidative stress to the subcutaneous fat? Bruising often forms prior to lipoma formation:

http://healthadvice.hubpages.com/hub/bruise

The bruising is caused by hemosiderin. Hemosiderin may deposit in diseases associated with iron overload.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemosiderosis.

So, I think there is a link to the bruising and the lipoma formation. I think possible excess free iron in the blood and/or hemosiderin may be part of the picture. What would excess oxidative iron do to the lyphatic system? People with fatty livers and cirhossis often have iron overload.. and I believe there are some correlations between liver issues, alcohol and lipomatosis.. Maybe the alcohol excess also messed up some internal secretion from my pancreas or liver as well?

Excess iron will also mess with your pituitary, which messes with your testosterone and estrogen levels.. I found that I had secondary hypogadism from a pituitary dysfunction. Maybe I was suffering from an estrogen dominance? (I think I was)..

I only grew these lipoma for about a one year period.. had 6 of them excised and examined. Lipoma, I had two cultured for BCG TB, negative.

Maybe it is a combination, excess oxidative stress from iron? Estrogen dominance? (About 85% of those with Dercums are female and the males typically suffer from low Testosterone). Maybe it is a hypersensitivity reaction to a bacterial or viral infection.. or a combination of several of these factors.

This article really makes me think there is something to this.. maybe related the Dercum's and Hemochromitosis:

Hemosiderotic fibrohistiocytic lipomatous lesion: ten cases of a previously undescribed fatty lesion of the foot/ankle.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11106076
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Re: What causes lipomas?

Post by steve » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:14 am

I am curious about my condition. I had a mass removed from my shin in 2002 which was diagnosed as a lipoma. Now, 11 year's later I am finding more masses and have also found where they removed the first time...all around my leg is a hard swollen mass. Do I need to be concerned?
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Re: What causes lipomas?

Post by JJBlue » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:03 am

I have been dealing with lipomas from around the age of 18 I am now 32. I have had a few removed due to discomfort in daily life. But over the years I have tried to understand why I get these lipomas. Recently I found that my father has been having issues with his kidneys and he to has lipomas. After talking with him about his condition he tells me that my grandfather and great grandfather both had kidney related illnesses. He has suffered with GOUT for many years and tells me that his doctor says that his kidney issues are most likely linked to the high levels of uric acid in his body for many years, which causes GOUT.

Recently I myself have come down with GOUT. I also have around 100 lipomas all over my body. So I have a feeling that there is a direct link to lipomas and uric acid due to your body not being able to flush out toxins. Does anyone on this board suffer from GOUT, high levels of uric acid, or family related kidney issues?

Regards,
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Re: What causes lipomas?

Post by Guest » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:48 pm

JJBlue wrote:I have been dealing with lipomas from around the age of 18 I am now 32. I have had a few removed due to discomfort in daily life. But over the years I have tried to understand why I get these lipomas. Recently I found that my father has been having issues with his kidneys and he to has lipomas. After talking with him about his condition he tells me that my grandfather and great grandfather both had kidney related illnesses. He has suffered with GOUT for many years and tells me that his doctor says that his kidney issues are most likely linked to the high levels of uric acid in his body for many years, which causes GOUT.

Recently I myself have come down with GOUT. I also have around 100 lipomas all over my body. So I have a feeling that there is a direct link to lipomas and uric acid due to your body not being able to flush out toxins. Does anyone on this board suffer from GOUT, high levels of uric acid, or family related kidney issues?

Regards,
JJBlue

JJBlue: Hi. Health institutions have records on patients various illnesses. If there was a simple link between common lipomatosis and kidney disease, this would have been identified decades ago. No studies have ever found a correlation between common lipomatosis and kidney disease.
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Re: What causes lipomas?

Post by toomany2count » Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:50 am

I found my first one at age 13, removed from my forearm at 14. I am now 55 and they are basically uncountable. Approx ten years ago I did a systematic grid count and gave up when I counted over 250 just on my arms. They range from a massive one that surrounds my biceps to many that are tiny seeds. Here is my theory....mine are mainly formed in areas that were not protected by pads. I played tackle football from age 7 to 20, eventually playing at WSU in the old Pac-8. I have few on my upper torso, massive amounts start at the point that shoulder pads didn't protect. My thighs and knees are free from them but I have many on the back of my knees. My forearms, triceps, biceps, and lower back are covered. Its my belief that the normal injury/repair/scar tissue mechanism is genetically altered. At age 35 I had a lower back fusion and had serious issues for 14 months caused by excessive bleeding. Ten years later I was found positive for the genetic trait of Factor-V Lieden. This trait makes your clotting process work too much. I've had DVTs caused by none of the usual reasons. I firmly believe the Factor-V problem was always in me but didn't get turned on until the massive trauma caused by the fusion. Its a disease that manifest itself during the normal clotting process. If we cut our skin then the clotting process begins. Each part of the process is a "factor". Doctors currently have no clue how many factors there are nor how the entire healing process works. When the body is hit hard a bruise forms. Instead of the normal process of scar tissue forming, I believe that fat is deposited instead of proteins. I have altered diet, activity and other day to day activities....none have ever helped. For years I tried removing noticable ones with surgery but gave up as more and more appeared and many of the removed ones reappeared. This gives credence to my theory. In addition, I have had a total of seven lower back operations and the insicion scars are surrounded by "strawberry patches".....countless numbers of tiny, very painful miniature lypomas. One the good side....I have been told several times that I had the most defined forearm muscles and chiseled biceps. On a quick glance my arms do appear to be very defined. But its not from body building...its from a random growth of dozens of lypomas. By far the most painful are the ones on my ribs, followed by the ones on my lower back. None compare however to a small to medium one that is centered directly above a disc between my shoulders. When rubbed it hurts so bad yet also feels weirdly good. I think it actually causes arm numbness at times. And as always, doctors ignore all of this and assure me they are painless. Not one doctor has ever answered when I ask how many THEY have to make this statement. If I am ever completely out of work I suppose I could get a job at a carnival freak show as Bumpy, the human lump. Gotta have a sense of humor about it. Older people look at them and never ask. But when I work with kids under ten they always ask and I always take the time to educate them about humans coming in all shapes, sizes, and colors.
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Re: What causes lipomas?

Post by typ » Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:12 am

sjohn wrote:
sjohn wrote:Hi forum,

There is no absolute answer to the question "what causes lipomas?".

Lipomas are not created because your body doesn't have better things to do. There is a reason your body creates lipomas. However that reason has not yet been fully determined. Most of the research on the subject is not yet published and i would not expect it to be published, at least not in the following years. The numbers of researchers and physicians in the western world that deal with those kind of fat disorders as their main research subject is, to put it mildly, "scarce". There are, however, some people (see http://www.lipomadoc.org/) who are very active on this subject.

The only way to fully determine the cause behind these disorders is to study in detail the macroscopic and microscopic aspect of the matter. Personal DNA evaluations must be made, but DNA mapping studies are still very expensive. However there is hope that in the next decade DNA mapping will be cheap enough (see http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... 7_dna.html) to undertake such kind of studies in a more massive scale (eg you might be able to order your own DNA map).

Personally i think (at least concerning FML) lipomas have something to do with the Lymphoid system. I have noticed that some of my lipomas (if not all) are located above my lymphatic vessels (see http://www.innerbody.com/image/lympov.html). But that might be just me. You have to consider that there are many different types of lipomas, so each type might relate to something different.
I would like to update on some stuff. It Seems like the number of publications on lipomas since the last time i checked has vastly increased! Interest seems to be increasing and that is a good thing.

If you check here http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_o ... archtype=a you'll notice that the number of publications on 2010 has almost doubled since 2003! Total number of articles on lipomas has reached a whooping 12.145 !

Don't know if you realise but this is very encouraging! More cases appear and the interest increases. Lets hope it wont take long to find the cause behind lipomas.
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Re: What causes lipomas?

Post by typ » Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:18 am

sjohn wrote:
sjohn wrote:Hi forum,

There is no absolute answer to the question "what causes lipomas?".

Lipomas are not created because your body doesn't have better things to do. There is a reason your body creates lipomas. However that reason has not yet been fully determined. Most of the research on the subject is not yet published and i would not expect it to be published, at least not in the following years. The numbers of researchers and physicians in the western world that deal with those kind of fat disorders as their main research subject is, to put it mildly, "scarce". There are, however, some people (see http://www.lipomadoc.org/) who are very active on this subject.

The only way to fully determine the cause behind these disorders is to study in detail the macroscopic and microscopic aspect of the matter. Personal DNA evaluations must be made, but DNA mapping studies are still very expensive. However there is hope that in the next decade DNA mapping will be cheap enough (see http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... 7_dna.html) to undertake such kind of studies in a more massive scale (eg you might be able to order your own DNA map).

Personally i think (at least concerning FML) lipomas have something to do with the Lymphoid system. I have noticed that some of my lipomas (if not all) are located above my lymphatic vessels (see http://www.innerbody.com/image/lympov.html). But that might be just me. You have to consider that there are many different types of lipomas, so each type might relate to something different.
I would like to update on some stuff. It Seems like the number of publications on lipomas since the last time i checked has vastly increased! Interest seems to be increasing and that is a good thing.

If you check here http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_o ... archtype=a you'll notice that the number of publications on 2010 has almost doubled since 2003! Total number of articles on lipomas has reached a whooping 12.145 !

Don't know if you realise but this is very encouraging! More cases appear and the interest increases. Lets hope it wont take long to find the cause behind lipomas.
I find it very interesting that all of us in our late 20s and early 30s worked out alot in our mid to late teens and all have lipomas did anyone use whey proteins or muscle shakes maybe that could be the cause of these nasty things
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Re: What causes lipomas? & What to do.

Post by Marcia » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:17 am

Well hello - mostly guys? I came across the site as looking for a cure for my husband who has a nice amount of lipomas as well. So thanks for all the research and i would like to add some of my own thoughts.

It is a systemic disease and for sure the intelligent body will dispose of waste which it cannot eleminate in places in the body where it apparently causes least problems; these sites on muscles and near lymph nodes are also possibly inflamed due to exercise and build up of waste so holds on to deposit. Happens internally in the arteries (atherosclerosis).

So it needs a holistic approach and continuing investigation as each individual will respond differently to protocols.

So far ....

Yes to Lymphatic congestion - try Epsom salt baths and reduce diary.

Yes to acidity (somebody mentioned gout). My husband drinks about 10 teas a day and does work out fairly stringently twice a week. The lipomas are around muscle sites in wrists, arms, upper thighs etc.

Liver/GBladder: I know from iridology that he is a Lipaemic Constitution so inherited weakness for breaking down fats. A blood group, more suitable to vegetarianism if you subscribe to that idiology and I try and ensure he takes stomach and pancreatic enzymes with meals although i get fed up of the constant reminding.

So also add say Milk Thistle, Barberry Bark, Artichoke, Dandelion .... herbs easily available in most health shops or google, best as liquid extract as opposed to supplements. These help with digestion and absorption and elemination.

Iron overload: Not sure about that as he donates blood several times a year, all his adult life, and that is good for keeping iron levels in check. Yes to the Scottish/Irish pedigree though.

DMSO rubbed on has helped reduce - when he remembers.

A mixture of castor oil and bicarb of soda also help ... rub in at night time and put a plaster over leaving in overnight.

These items taken internally also good. Google.
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Re: What causes lipomas?

Post by matt » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:22 pm

What we eat might trigger tumors via epigenetic modifications according to this article.

Epigenetic modifications are heritable and potentially reversible changes in gene expression that do not require changes to the actual DNA sequence.

The good thing is that these modifications may be reversed by changing the diet and overall life style.
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Re: What causes lipomas?

Post by ha124 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:00 am

cta7978b wrote:I responded to this thread earlier. I was diagnosed with Adiposis Dolorosa a year ago. Never had a lipoma until 12/2010, when some sort of sickness hit me.. I had previously had bladder cancer and was treated with BCG Immunotherapy (Bovine Tuberculosis Vaccine) 3-4 years prior to the reaction. I had also suffered from a spontaneous tonsillar hemorrhage which may or may not have been caused by Strep.

The lipomas occurred after a few years of heavy drinking, after some sort of reaction on 12/2010.. Heavy alcohol use, plus what felt like small herniations going off in my chest one night, a bunch of electrical shooting pains. I also caught a coxsackie virus a few weeks prior to this event??

At the time my only big changes in diet were I was eating lots of oysters... What is the connection?

Well, I did a genetic test and found out I was an H63D/H63D homozygote, these are some of the genes for Hemochromitosis, which causes iron toxicity. I started snooping.. Did you know the they call Hemochromitosis the "celtic curse", certain forms are very common in Ireland. Did you know in Herbt's 2007 study/survey on Dercum's disease that I think ~60% of those afflicted with Dercum's disease were of Irish/Scottish heritage?

The high iron probably contributed to the many bacterial and viral infections.

Those with the H63D/H63D mutation have much higher levels of serum iron saturation. Normal is like 35%, Mine is 66%

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16615007

I think I may have contracted a vibrio bacterial infection from the oysters (they love iron!!), something caused subcutaneous hemhorraging.. which indirectly caused the Dercum's disease. I have hundreds of small lipomas on my chest/abdomen. It took 2 years, but that completely stopped growing and are almost not painful at all anymore.

Could the herniation of extremely iron loaded blood cause oxidative stress to the subcutaneous fat? Bruising often forms prior to lipoma formation:

http://healthadvice.hubpages.com/hub/bruise

The bruising is caused by hemosiderin. Hemosiderin may deposit in diseases associated with iron overload.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemosiderosis.

So, I think there is a link to the bruising and the lipoma formation. I think possible excess free iron in the blood and/or hemosiderin may be part of the picture. What would excess oxidative iron do to the lyphatic system? People with fatty livers and cirhossis often have iron overload.. and I believe there are some correlations between liver issues, alcohol and lipomatosis.. Maybe the alcohol excess also messed up some internal secretion from my pancreas or liver as well?

Excess iron will also mess with your pituitary, which messes with your testosterone and estrogen levels.. I found that I had secondary hypogadism from a pituitary dysfunction. Maybe I was suffering from an estrogen dominance? (I think I was)..

I only grew these lipoma for about a one year period.. had 6 of them excised and examined. Lipoma, I had two cultured for BCG TB, negative.

Maybe it is a combination, excess oxidative stress from iron? Estrogen dominance? (About 85% of those with Dercums are female and the males typically suffer from low Testosterone). Maybe it is a hypersensitivity reaction to a bacterial or viral infection.. or a combination of several of these factors.

This article really makes me think there is something to this.. maybe related the Dercum's and Hemochromitosis:

Hemosiderotic fibrohistiocytic lipomatous lesion: ten cases of a previously undescribed fatty lesion of the foot/ankle.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11106076
Hi I think I also have dercums. I am just wondering how you have managed to help with the pain and stopped the new ones from forming? Thanks
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Re: What causes lipomas?

Post by DivaB » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:00 pm

sjohn wrote:Hi forum,

There is no absolute answer to the question "what causes lipomas?".

Lipomas are not created because your body doesn't have better things to do. There is a reason your body creates lipomas. However that reason has not yet been fully determined. Most of the research on the subject is not yet published and i would not expect it to be published, at least not in the following years. The numbers of researchers and physicians in the western world that deal with those kind of fat disorders as their main research subject is, to put it mildly, "scarce". There are, however, some people (see http://www.lipomadoc.org/) who are very active on this subject.

The only way to fully determine the cause behind these disorders is to study in detail the macroscopic and microscopic aspect of the matter. Personal DNA evaluations must be made, but DNA mapping studies are still very expensive. However there is hope that in the next decade DNA mapping will be cheap enough (see http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... 7_dna.html) to undertake such kind of studies in a more massive scale (eg you might be able to order your own DNA map).

Personally i think (at least concerning FML) lipomas have something to do with the Lymphoid system. I have noticed that some of my lipomas (if not all) are located above my lymphatic vessels (see http://www.innerbody.com/image/lympov.html). But that might be just me. You have to consider that there are many different types of lipomas, so each type might relate to something different.

Interesting read. One thing on the DNA work up. Two of my specialized doctors have stated that they wish they could order a DNA work up on me (at the time it was not in regards to the lipomas, because I didn't have any), but said that they can't, because a lot of health insurance companies will then decline certain benefits, using the DNA work up as being pre-exsisiting, including but not limited to future possible cancer treatments. He wished it was "quietly" available to the common people and not as expensive to do themselves, and then being able to "quietly" relay the information back to the treating physician who doesn't disclose that the person's information came from a DNA work up.

Holy cow, did that make since? I know what I'm trying to express, but not sure if I succeeded.
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Re: What causes lipomas?

Post by Martynas » Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:04 pm

Lipoma is definitely a liver problem. Candida ablicans is also a liver problem. I believe everyone who has lipoma, also has an overgrowth of fungus in their intestinal tract. I have noticed my first lipomas about 8 months ago, when I was constipated for a long time, sometimes I had blood in my stools and it was really hard to make the bowel movements. I have started anti candida diet 2 weeks ago and the lipomas started shrinking. After two weeks of completely clean diet (only eating broccoli, brussel sprouts, spinach, onions, garlic, turmeric, avocado, olive oil, eggs, chicken breast, buckwheat, natural youghurt with Lactobacillus acidophilus and other live bacteria, which is good for your gut flora, kefir, cooking on coconut oil, cinnamon, asparagus, tomatoes, flax seed oil, apple cider vinegar (Organic, Raw, Unfiltered). All of these foods that boosts the liver function. I felt much better and then I ate oven baked potatoes, after 3 hours i felt like shit, my fingers became yellow/orange (jaundice), which ment my liver was fucked up, and I fed the fungi in my intestinal tract by eating potatoe. The next few days my lipomas enlarged again, because a lot of toxins have been realesed since I fed my bad gut flora. I drank huge amounts of vitamin c and had no diarhea, which is a sign of vitamin c overdose. This ment that all the vitamin c has been used to help my liver to flush out the toxins. Or its not even absorbed because of the fungi in my gastrointestinal tract. I will keep eating the candida diet listed foods and I strongly believe this will get rid of lipomas. Im also planning of doing a liver flush.
P.S. Forgot to mention that Im also using anti fungal supplements, like grapefruit seed extract, Pau d Arco tea, Oregano oil capsules, apple cider vinegar, taking probiotics.
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Re: What causes lipomas?

Post by Patty » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:52 pm

I do believe that there's a genetic link, as well as a common trigger, to the development of lipomas. There are three children in my family; I'm in the middle with a brother 5 years older, and another brother 12 years younger. We all left home upon turning 18 (entering the service, or marriage) and have never lived as adults in the same state.

Later in life, we all became aware of three maladies that 2 of the three share: Older brother & I share history of migraines. Older & younger brothers get skin tags. Younger brother & I have lipomas.

Just found and joined this site. Will be spending lots of time reading the valuable information others have submitted.

Thank you for this site!!!
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Re: What causes lipomas?

Post by mlhammer » Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:08 pm

I'm a little late to the game here on this forum site, but I finally had enough of doctors telling me these things are benign and not to worry. I have a ton of tiny ones all over my arms and legs and torso, and some larger noticeable ones. I know there is a root cause here, as we have to remember how remarkable the human body is, and we cannot ignore this symptom as the body's way of messaging us to make a change.

I have been brainstorming and listing out all possible conditions and related terms which I've stumbled upon and the list below is what I have narrowed it down to. I don't know where the cause-effect links are, but maybe this will trigger some light bulbs to go off.

1) Eczema, Mold (Fungi) - I have had eczema the majority of my life, with flare ups that coincide with the change of season (specifically moisture/mold seasons). I also lived the majority of my life in a house with flooding, and undoubted mold problems in the basement.
2) Lipoma - I have had lipomas beginning in my teens and now more and more into my mid-30s.
3) EFAs - I have always been allergic to fish and nuts like walnuts. My diet my whole life has been horribly deficient in essential fatty acids, specifically Omega-3s.
4) Fat Digestion - I don't have what doctors would consider a poor digestive system from outward appearance, but looking back over my life it's never been what someone would consider regular, and I do get unexplained bouts of stomach distress and a distended abdomen many times after meals.
5) Uric Acid - I have had 4 cases in the last 5 years of completely unexplained pain in my ankles and knees which I thought was a sprain, but recently self-diagnosed as gout. It came on hard, was so painful I couldn't any weight on it, and then disappeared as quickly as it came, usually in about 24 hours.

I recently changed a lot of my lifestyle habits. I removed soda, and sweetened coffee from my diet, and drastically reduced my alcohol consumption. I started on flaxseed oil supplements, and I am trying to focus on more foods like avocados, olive oil, nuts, peanut butter. They often say that olive oil on the skin is good for eczema. I don't believe this is because of it's greasy texture, it's because the skin is deficient in essential fats it needs to be healthy. I believe that my skin is crying out for help. I believe this dietary fat actually helps the digestive system and correcting the fat digestion problem. This problem I believe taxes the liver which in turn makes it less efficient to deal with whatever is causing these lipomas, possibly fungi or uric acid. I don't know how those are related just yet or if they are. Again, I'm not a medical professional, I'm just trying to read between the lines here based on my own experiences.

Another interesting note, my latest gout attack which I'm still experiencing a dull residual from, came on after I made these dietary changes, and upped my physical exercise. I no longer have the classic causes of gout (diet/sedentary), but maybe some fat oxidation is causing a release of some dormant uric acid??

Anyone's thoughts on anything I've written here would be much appreciated!
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Re: What causes lipomas?

Post by North » Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:48 am

There is definitely something to the trauma cause. I got my first lipomas in my early/mid 30s. I started a weightlifting regiment previously. I did a lot of bench presses with dumbells and in working them they would press on the inside of my forearms, closer to my wrists frequently. I formed my first lipomas in these exact locations, they were about the size of a dime. One on each wrist/forearm. Mirror images of each other. I also had taken an interest in surfing in my late 20;s and was surfing a lot in my mid 30's. Imagine laying on a surfboard with your back arched up slightly and paddling around. the lowest ribs of your ribcage take a fair beating after a day of this. I formed 2 identical lipomas the size of nickels at each of these spots. again mirror images of each other. Recently I have formed one on the inside of each bicep, low almost on the tricep Mirror images of each other. I do not ever remember a trauma to this area. Now to the non trauma or where I do not remember, I formed a large one on my left side, this one got to what felt like golf ball size, and one on my lower back left side. I visited the Doc, and at age 41 and although they did not hurt I told him they were bugging me, and so he agreed to cut them out. (I think insurance would not have paid if it was purely cosmetic). He only cut out the one on my side, back, and wrists. Said that was enough for now, I have never gone back, although these on my ribs I do want gone. Now I have formed some on my left outside thigh, and these are like a joined combo mass effect happening, which I hope does not increase. Noticing a few tiny ones here and there on my right rib cage. I am 50 now and have not drank alcohol, since age 40. I did drink pretty heaving in my mid 30''s, but the new lipomas have formed recently. Personally I think that the lipomas being pure fat are basically just created by that. FAT! eating bad fats. Right now I eat pretty clean, cycle ALOT , work out moderately still, and just hope that NO MORE LIPOMAS FORM. Need to go back to that doc and get these others cut out. :)
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Re: What causes lipomas?

Post by 251152 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:20 pm

There's more to lipomas than just avoiding fat. When you eat carbs your body transforms them to fat also and you can't just sit on Protein alone. I did 1,5 month ketogenic diet where 70% of my diet was fat and 25% was protein. The rest 5% carbs came from low carb veggies like cucumbers and lettuce and stuff. During that time my lipoma progression seemed to have slowed down (unfortunately i didn't see any reverse effect) but as soon as i came off keto they sprung up everywhere.
One thing is for sure for me, you can't stop or reverse them just by eating right and exercising. I've been doing that for many years already and they still appear and grow and make me look creepier every day.
The only thing that ever worked to shrink them for me was water fasting (as soon as i stopped, they grew back again), and you can't keep that up forever.
Something really radical is necessary to get rid of them if you want to avoid surgery. And surgery only makes sense when you have few, when you have many and many more appear every month, it just doesn't make sense.
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reb

Re: What causes lipomas?

Post by reb » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:19 pm

My lipomas started developing when i was fifteen. i had one on each hip. i'm fifty one now and had both of them removed over the summer. At least one weighed between 5 and 8 pounds according to the surgeon that removed them and it's a save bet the other one was about as big if not bigger. (If I'd have known they were going to be THAT large, I'd had them bronzed@ :shock:
pran

Re: What causes lipomas?

Post by pran » Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:59 am

Hi all, I think we all should share our medical report like any deficiency of vitamins, insomnia,constipation problem, nature of skin etc. My skin is oily and i have deficiency of Vit. D, B12 and yes i have constipation and insomnia also.Does oily skin causes lipoma ?
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