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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Any of the above: One needs to examine and even biopsy the area to get you the answer. In fact, you have already narrowed down the potential diagnosis yourself.

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Lipoma: A fatty tumor, or lipoma, is usually a benign soft tissue tumor. It is commonly found under the skin in the subcutaneous tissues.
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
33 years experience Radiation Oncology
Lipoma: Doctors are usually referring to a soft growth composed of a benign tumor that developed from fat cells. They usually are very slow growing and don't ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Lipoma - fat cells: A fatty tumor, or lipoma, as it is commonly known in the medical field, is usually a benign (harmless) growth of fat cells and they can occur all thro ... Read More
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Lipoma (LYE-PO-MAH): Lipomas are benign tumors composed of fat calls. They may occur anywhere on the body, usually under the skin but over the fascia that covers muscles; ... Read More
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Lipoma: Generally this is referring to a lipoma which is a benign growth of fat cells. These are fairly common and not dangerous.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Lump: A soft rounded lump under the skin, commonly called lipoma. A benign condition that does not become cancerous.
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Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Future scar/tattoo: There is no medical reason to avoid tattoo over fatty tumor. However when you think ahead to where the scar will be located if the fatty tumor is remo ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Observe or remove: One option is to observe it as they do not become cancerous. Surgical excision is the best way to remove them. Have had a few patients try liposuctio ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
13 years experience Pathology
Depends: If the fatty tumor is a lipoma, it is benign but excision may be recommended for large tumors and/or with symptoms like obstruction, bleeding, pain, a ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Unknown: I am not aware of the cause of benign fatty tumors called lipoma. They can run in families but most often they are just present with no known cause.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
No: Fatty tumor is called a lipoma. It can grow slowly and if it not painful it s not necessary to remove it.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Extra fat: It is localized collection of fat. Could. Be solitary or multiple and the condition may be familial. It is almost always cosmetic in nature and can be ... Read More

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