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A 26-year-old male asked:

If lumps occur after 19 year and no other symptoms of neurofibromatosis found in early age .which i seen in wikipidia? but it look like lipoma is it?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 46 years experience
Need to see it.: You can have one neurofibroma without having neurofibromatosis, but it's more likely, statistically, to be a lipoma. A dermatologist can usually tell the difference just by looking, but a biopsy might be necessary to know for sure. Either way, see a dermatologist so you won't need to worry about it anymore.
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Dr. Adam Bodian
Dermatology 37 years experience
Could be: Unfortunately, without a physical exam it is almost impossible to tell what a "lump" is. However, the good news is that by your history, it does not sound like you have new lesions related to your neurofibromatosis. The most common "lumps" found under the skin if they are soft and mushy are cysts and lipomas.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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