A 35-year-old member asked:
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what does a lipoma feel like?

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Dr. Randy Stevens
23 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.
Answered on Oct 30, 2016
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Good analogy.
Oct 7, 2013
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
A lump: Lipomas feel like a lump under the skin. They can be various sizes. It may be soft and mobile. Sometimes it is harder.
Answered on May 7, 2017
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Lipoma: Lipoma feels like tip of nose, they are mobile and usually don't cause pain. http://patient.info/health/lipoma-leaflet
Answered on Nov 2, 2016

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Soft and rounded: It would be a rubbery soft, rounded lump under the skin. They often feel like they move around underneath the skin too.
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