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A 52-year-old female asked:

Fatty tumors painful?

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Dr. Nancy Baxi
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Lipomas: Generally lipomas are painless. It's possible that depending on where they are or how big they re, they could give you pain however.
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Dr. Helen Gray
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Not typically: Fatty tumors (or lipomas as they're called) typicallyarenon cancerous and painless. If you have a mass that is painful you should be checked out by a doctor.
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