A 40-year-old member asked:
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what does a lipoma look and feel like?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Soft and rounded: It would be a rubbery soft, rounded lump under the skin. They often feel like they move around underneath the skin too.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Like a marshmallow under the skin
Mar 20, 2012
Dr. Tara Passow
39 years experience Dermatology
Squishy: Lipomas can be very small or very large. When they're small they may not be visible but can be felt when you run a hand firmly over the area. Larger ones can be obvious, like a lump under the skin. They often are somewhat squishy or compressible and irregular in shape. They usually aren't painful, but this depends on size, location, and associated blood vessels and nerves.
Answered on Dec 8, 2015
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