Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

Fatty tumor on arm

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
Dr. Leila Winganswered
Internal Medicine 16 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 41 years experience
Lump: A soft rounded lump under the skin, commonly called lipoma. A benign condition that does not become cancerous.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 41 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 15 years experience
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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 41 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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Ridgway
23 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Lipoma: Likely a lipoma - a benign fatty tumor. However, if you have rapid growth, skin changes or more symptoms of concern - get checked out to be safe. S... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Lippe
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$44 video appointments with $19/month membership*
*Billed $57 every 3 months. Cancel anytime.