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A 48-year-old female asked:

I have a couple of hard, nodular lumps in upper abdomen 3 years painful if pressed pain is sharp and goes through to back. is it a lipoma?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Need 2 Be Seen: Lipomas are the most common cause of lumps under the skin (in the subq space), however they rarely cause shooting pain on palpation as you describe. I suggest that you make an appointment with your primary care doctor to help sort this out.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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