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Fatty tumor on arm

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
Dr. Leila Winganswered
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
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
General Surgery 35 years experience
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
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Lipoma: Generally this is referring to a lipoma which is a benign growth of fat cells. These are fairly common and not dangerous.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Lump: A soft rounded lump under the skin, commonly called lipoma. A benign condition that does not become cancerous.
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
It depends on...: ...What it is pushing up against. Fatty tumors, or lipomas, are benign lumps which typically develop in the fatty layer just under the skin; occasiona... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
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.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
No: Fatty tumor is called a lipoma. It can grow slowly and if it not painful it s not necessary to remove it.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Ridgway
22 years experience
Lipoma: Fatty tumors, lipomas, can rupture with trauma to the actual lesion. They will often recur though. This is not a treatment. Liposuction has also been ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Lippe
A Verified Doctoranswered
30 years experience
Fatty tumor : Alipoma or "fatty tumor" is simply a blob of fat that grew a bit out of control it is benign and means absolutely nothing and is nothing to worry a... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
GI lipomas: Are usually asymptomatic. Sometimes they can cause bleeding, at which time a surgical removal would be necessary. Consult a surgeon.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Fatty tumors of the head and neck should be removed. As they get bigger, they can cause significant problems and become more difficult to remove as th... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 years experience
Excision vs lipo: Fatty tumor in ankle area is most likely a lipoma. The two most common procedures to improve the appearance of the area are either excision of the tum... Read More
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