Patient Comments: Lipodystrophy - Experience


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Comment from: Rhonda, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 22

My mother-in-law was born in 1943. She lives with lipodystrophy. When she was diagnosed the CDC said she was one of 3 cases. She's recently been diagnosed with NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) cirrhosis. Due to it being a fatty condition, I'm wondering if it's related. She has far removed annually and is in pain constantly.

Comment from: Pinks, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 26

I suffer from abnormal accumulation of fat on my inner thighs and legs. A doctor has diagnosed this as lipedema and advised surgery. Another has diagnosed it as lipodystrophy and advised liposuction. I am confused. The problem was noticed only about 8 months ago. I am 63 and underwent weight loss (bariatric) surgery in 2008.The fat accumulation on the legs is painful at times.


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