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Underarm lump removal

I had earlier asked a question regarding a lump in right underarm for 4 years.I got it diagonised as lipomas from a surgeon. He did only a physical examination and said that he was 99% sure it was lipomas.He gave an option of needle biopsy or removal only if I wanted to. So I would like to know should I go for removal. It does pain when I press it and its slow growing. I am 26 years.Personally as all these years I had no problems I am reluctant to meddle with it. Can u help.
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Dear Annautum, That decision is going to be up to you.  If it is causing you discomfort, or that 1% uncertainty is going to drive you crazy, then having it biopsied or removed may be the way to go.  On the other hand it has been stable these four years without problems, if it was cancerous it would have grown.  If you decide not to have it removed and you notice any change or it begins to cause you problems have it checked again.
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    Well, I am 17 year old female. I went to the docotrs yesterday and find out that I had lipoma on my underarm. I was just wondering about the removal. The biopsy and the surgery procedure? Big needles or anything??
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Hi,
    Well, I am 17 year old female. I went to the docotrs yesterday and find out that I had lipoma on my underarm. I was just wondering about the removal. The biopsy and the surgery procedure, like any Big needles or anything.
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