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A 20-year-old member asked:

How can i tell if this lump on my arm.is really a lipoma i was told by a nurse a long time ago. but im not sure . help?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Leonard Popowich
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get a biopsy: If sure of dx. Continue to observe, if unsure refer to surgeon for bc.
Dr. Ilya Iofin
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
MRI: Unlike most soft tissue tumors, you can diagnose a lipoma confidently with an mri. If it looks like a lipoma on mri, you don't need a biopsy or surgery.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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