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Hard, Painful Lipomas
No: A lipoma is composed of fatty tissue and is a common soft tissue benign tumor. Lipomas are generally found underneath the skin in the fatty layer, are soft to the touch, usually movable, and are generally painless. However if bulky or uncomfortable, they can be removed surgically as an outpatient, many times under a local anesthetic (depending on location). ...Read more
I have been told I have a lipoma on my back rib at the time was soft since then has gotten bigger, painful and hard is this due to being on top of rib?
I have a medium size growing painful soft tissue tumor on the out side of my left thigh. It appears to be deep set in my thigh unlike a lipoma. what is it? it is firm to the touch.
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?
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. ...Read more
Over 50 rubbery to hard, slight painful lumps in tricep, gracilis under rib and lumbar area. lipoma? 50lbs overweight, not visible, some are deep.
Lipomas??: Without an exam it would be difficult to say. It sounds like lipomas - fatty tumors. some people have a few, some have a bunch. They can be removed if needed. They don't habe to be removed if it is determined that they are lipomas. See you doctor or surgeon to make sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just found a hard moveable nodule under my breast , more towards ribs but where my bra touches and is painful how to differentiate lipoma vs mass?
Exam: and a breast ultrasound are the best ideas for you. ...Read more