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A 32-year-old female asked:

i have what i am told are limpoma's. i have many throughout my body. i have a few that are very painful, and they spread fast. what is causing them?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Fatty tumors: Lipomas are fatty tumors of unknown cause, sometimes hereditary. Some people get none, some get one and some get many. Those that are painful may need surgical removal.
Dr. Erin Robertson
General Practice 19 years experience
Common occurrence: They are the most common soft tissue benign tumor. They get worse with weight gain & shrink & may resolve with weight loss. The incidence of these benign tumors made of adipocytes (fat cells) is 1:1000. If you have multiple, ask your family if anyone else has them. If so, you could have the very rare autosomal dominant familial multiple lipomatosis. http://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0215/p729.html
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Genetic: This is a genetic trait. They can be removed.

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