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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Baxi
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Lipomas: Generally lipomas are painless. It's possible that depending on where they are or how big they re, they could give you pain however.
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Dr. Helen Gray
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Not typically: Fatty tumors (or lipomas as they're called) typicallyarenon cancerous and painless. If you have a mass that is painful you should be checked out by a ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Common fatty tumor: is lipoma ,is benign tumor not dangerous , the malignant type is liposarcoma is dangerous, fortunately not common.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
I am not sure: If you are referring to multiple lipomas? See a dermatologist to accurately diagnose the tumors.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 30 years experience
Excision.: The most common type of "fatty tumor" is called a lipoma. These tumors are benign and are often felt / palpated underneath the skin on the trunk and ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Benign: No need to worry they are benign.
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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.
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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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Yes: The standard lipoma presents as small subcutaneous soft nodules 1-2 cm. in diameter. Occassionally one sees an extremity lesion, or one of retroperit... Read More
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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.
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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.
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