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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
13 years experience in 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 in 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 in 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 in 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 in 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 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
24 years experience in 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 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
57 years experience in General Surgery
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Rosenberg
43 years experience in General Surgery
Sxcision: Multiple excieions as long as there is no genetic disease such as von recklinghouse disease.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prashant Sinha
18 years experience in 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
Not usually: Lipomas (benign fatty tumors) tend to be soft, squishy, and freely moveable under the skin. If you have a hard, painful lump, you should have it che ... Read More

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