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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Betts
33 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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Dr. John Bodell
50 years experience General Surgery
Fatty tumor: Lipomas. Lip is for lipid or fat and oma is for tumor. These fat deposits are not atached to the overlying skin or deep fascia which covers the muscle ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 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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Dr. Peter Lydon
39 years experience General Surgery
No: They can be removed if they are bothersome.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 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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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
25 years experience General Surgery
Unknown : No one is sure how and why lipomas form. However, they are almost always not cancerous and easily removed by a simple operation.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
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Depends...: If is a solitary one and painful and also localized in a place that could interfere with quality of life, it should be removed. If there are however m ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Rosenberg
44 years experience General Surgery
Sxcision: Multiple excieions as long as there is no genetic disease such as von recklinghouse disease.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prashant Sinha
19 years experience General Surgery
Larger than you want: First make sure your doc agrees its a lipoma. Other things benign or cancerous may be confused with lipoma. While lipomas are very rarely cancerous, a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
Gummy bear: A lipoma feels like a soft gummy bear under the skin. They are usually encapsulated. Some patients describe pain as the tumor grows.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Soft lump: This typically feels like a soft lump under the skin. Sometimes tender. Only treatment is surgical removal, usually sone by a general surgeon woth loc ... Read More

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