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I am 24 male. i have got a lipoma below the ribcage on the upper abs. is it safe to perform abdominal exercises more specifically crunches?

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Dr. Esta Kronberg
Dermatology 40 years experience
Lipomas: Yes, even though you have lipomas under the rib it shouldn't be a problem doing crunches. If they bother you with exercise and are painful i would re-think this exercise pattern.You might want a dermatologist or surgeon check these to be sure they are lipomas.
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: Lipomas are fatty growths. It is OK to exercise.

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Last updated Dec 11, 2015

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