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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Safer than u think: Normally a lipoma is not connected to a nerve, but it may compress one. These are not dangerous, there are no nerves there that are likely to be seri ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Benign: Lipomas are almost always harmless and benign. Ones that rapidly increase in size or become painful or discolored warrant close attention.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
NOT dangerous: A lipoma is a benign 'fatty tumor' under the skin and they are very common. The condition 'tends to run in families'. 'to get rid' of a lipoma a surg ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Lipomas R Benign: Nope. They are left alone unless they get infected, injured or become intolerably painful. These are cysts of fat cells and are very common.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Nuara
17 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Likely no need to worry: at 1cm, your lump is not too worrisome. If it grows or changes in any way, I would have a biopsy or excision. This is likely to be able to be done in ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Benign fatty tumor: A lipoma is a benign (harmless) fatty tumor growth that can occur anywhere throughout the body. If it is bothersome, can be removed by a surgeon. See ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Betts
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Lipoma's: These are tumors made up of fat cells that are densely packed together. They are benign. These can be annoying and may even be painful depending on ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes, lipomas: Can be hard and sometimes even painful. Depending on location and size, your soft tissue mass could be something else, something more worrisome. It ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
NO: Benign fatty tumors (lipomas) will persist, and possibly enlarge. No need to remove, however, unless they're on a pressure point or become uncomfortab ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
NO: They do not 'come and go' , lipoma is a slow growing , benign tumor of fat tissue, once develop will not disappear , unless removed, rarely they can ... Read More
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