A Mother’s Lipomas Might be Her Son’s Future Too | Dr. Pimple Popper

A Mother’s Lipomas Might be Her Son’s Future Too | Dr. Pimple Popper


-HI.
-HEY. -ARE YOU APRIL?
-I AM. -NICE TO MEET YOU.
-I’M SANDRA. WELCOME. -I’M SO EXCITED TO BE HERE.
-HI. HOW ARE YOU?
THE CHAUFFEUR, RIGHT? -YES.
-YES. NICE TO MEET YOU.
WHO’S THIS? THIS IS MY SON HUNTER. OH, HI.
NICE TO MEET YOU, HUNTER. WELCOME, BOTH OF YOU. SO YOU HAVE THESE BUMPS
ON YOUR ARMS, HUH? WHEN DID THIS START FOR YOU? I WAS PROBABLY ABOUT HIS AGE,
ACTUALLY, WHEN I FOUND MY FIRST ONE.
-OKAY. -HOW OLD ARE YOU?
-17. OKAY. AND SO, AFTER I
WAS PREGNANT WITH HIM — -OKAY.
-…THEY STARTED TO MULTIPLY. SO YOU’RE GETTING NEW ONES
STILL, DO YOU FEEL LIKE? I FIND THEM ALL THE TIME. SO YES.
IT LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVE LIPOMAS. I FEEL ONE, TWO, THREE,
FOUR, FIVE, AND THERE’S
ANOTHER ONE HERE, SIX. I HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS
MANY BUMPS ON A PERSON’S ARM. THEY ARE BUMPS ON TOP OF BUMPS. YOU FEEL MORE THAN YOU
ACTUALLY SEE, AND I JUST CAN’T IMAGINE
HOW MANY ARE UNDER THERE. JUST BECAUSE
OF THE DISTRIBUTION, USUALLY WHEN WE SEE PEOPLE
GET MULTIPLE ONES ON THEIR EXTREMITIES LIKE THIS,
WE THINK MORE OF A CONDITION CALLED FAMILIAL
MULTIPLE LIPOMATOSIS. DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER
FAMILY MEMBERS WITH THIS? -MY DAD HAS THEM.
-YOUR DAD HAS THEM. -YES.
-OKAY. APRIL HAS A CONDITION
WHICH IS OFTEN INHERITED. HER FATHER HAD THIS,
AND SO THERE IS A RISK THAT SHE CAN PASS THIS ON
TO HER OWN OFFSPRING, AND THAT’S A HEAVY BURDEN
TO BEAR. HOW ABOUT YOU? HAVE YOU NOTICED
ANY KIND OF BUMPS ON YOU? I KIND OF HAVE ONE
ON MY THIGH RIGHT HERE. YEAH. CAN I TAKE A LITTLE
FEEL OF IT? -YEAH.
-DO YOU MIND? IT’S, LIKE, RIGHT THERE. YOU CAN SEE THE CONCERN
IN APRIL’S MIND BECAUSE SHE HAS BROUGHT
HER SON HERE, AND THE FACT THAT HE MIGHT
HAVE A BUMP ON HIS THIGH, AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHERE SHE SAW
HER FIRST BUMP APPEAR, YOU CAN SEE HOW THAT’S
A REALLY STRESSFUL THING. I THINK APRIL IS PROBABLY MORE
CONCERNED ABOUT HER SON HUNTER HAVING THIS CONDITION
THAN SHE IS ABOUT HER OWN BUMPS. YOU HAVE A 50% CHANCE
OF PASSING IT TO YOUR OFFSPRING.

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