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Are lipomas usually hard or soft?

Are lipomas usually hard or soft?

Variable: Usually rubbery firm, some are softer, mobile and superficial near the skin surface. But some can be deep. Smaller ones may be more firm. Needs a physical exam with a doctor to tell. ...Read more

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Lipomas are hard?

Lipomas are hard?

Yes, lipomas: Can be hard and sometimes even painful. Depending on location and size, your soft tissue mass could be something else, something more worrisome. It is best to show it to your doctor. ...Read more

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Are lipomas hard and painful?

Lipomas: Usually are benign growth and non painful. ...Read more

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I was wondering are lipomas usually hard?

I was wondering are lipomas usually hard?

No, usually they: Are soft. If it is hard, it could be something else. Show it to a surgeon for definitive opinion and advice regarding surgical removal. ...Read more

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Do lipomas ever get to be very large and hard?

Do lipomas ever get to be very large and hard?

Uncommon: Lipomas are prone to growing but they tend to grow very slowly. When a large mass is encountered that feels like a lipoma, a core biopsy is warranted before excision to be certain it is not a sarcoma. As far as the "hard" part, lipomas usually feel rubbery since they are made of fat; however, they can feel hard if they are located under the fascia that covers our muscles. ...Read more

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How to treat a hard spine/neck lipoma?

How to treat a hard spine/neck lipoma?

Lipoma: Pain is the main consideration. If painful or with skin retraction/color change, should be excised. If not, observe it. ...Read more

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Hard bumps under skin are lipomas, right?

Hard bumps under skin are lipomas, right?

Generally: Bumps under the skin that are soft, mobile and right under the skin can either be cysts or lipomas. ...Read more

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Hello. I have a lump on my back. I was told its lipoma but its hard at the bottom and gets softer toword the top. What could this be?

Have to see it!: This is the kind of thing that a doctor needs to see. If you are not convinced your doctor is correct, see her/him again or see another doctor. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will lipoma be hard?

Need doctor's help! Will lipoma be hard?

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. They can be removed surgically as an outpatient, many times under a local anesthetic (depending on location). You may read of new procedures, their long term success are unproved. ...Read more

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What is this slowly growing lump on my arm? Not too hard. Maybe lipoma?

What is this slowly growing lump on my arm? Not too hard. Maybe lipoma?

Could be: Could be, see your physician to rule out a malignant growth. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will lipoma be hard and painful?

Need doctor's help! Will lipoma be hard and painful?

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

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Need doctor's help! Will lipomas become hard and hurt?

Yes, lipomas: Can be painful and tender. But I would consider other things other than simple lipoma as a cause of the lump, especially if it is large or deep. Show it to your doctor for specific advice. ...Read more

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Lipoma on knee, several small ones in one area, hard, hurts, growing, there for over a month, what types could this be?

Lipoma on knee, several small ones in one area, hard, hurts, growing, there for over a month, what types could this be?

Maybe cysts: Small lumps under the skin can represent lipomas or cysts. Neither are dangerous, but can be bothersome. There are no subtypes of lipoma, which is a benign fatty tumor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I was told 6 months ago I had a lipoma and recently by another doctor it is not. What else would this large firm fixed mass be?

I was told 6 months ago I had a lipoma and recently by another doctor it is not. What else would this large firm fixed mass be?

Fatty tumor: Lipomas are benign fatty tumors. They are not usually firm and fixed. I would go see a general surgeon and have the mass evaluated with an ultrasound. The only way to know what it is would be to biopsy it or have it removed. ...Read more

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Lipoma on knee, under skin, started with a small one, now several small ones, closely joined, hard, hurts, & moves wen knee is straighten and relaxed?

Lipoma on knee, under skin, started with a small one, now several small ones, closely joined, hard, hurts, & moves wen knee is straighten and relaxed?

If these soft: Tissue masses are FOR SURE lipomata, and not something more ominous, they are innocuous. If they are painful or otherwise symptomatic, they should be removed in any case. Consult with a surgeon. ...Read more

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Lump gotten larger in forearm near ulnar node area. Cant tell if hard/soft. Doesn't move and since bigger, can see w/o feeling area. Node or lipoma?

Lump gotten larger in forearm near ulnar node area. Cant tell if hard/soft. Doesn't move and since bigger, can see w/o feeling area. Node or lipoma?

Need to be examined: It sounds like you need to be examined with or without an ultrasound to be able to appropriately determine the etiology of this lesion and whether or not it's in lymph node or the soft tissue mass like a lipoma ...Read more

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I have a lipoma on my Bursa. I am awakened by pain in my shoulder and have discovered a hard lump above the lipoma. Can the lipoma lead to a cyst?

Not likely: But, the lipoma can grow and cause more symptoms. It's possible it may break out of its first pocket and feel like a different lump. If lipomas grow or cause symptoms like pain etc., then they should be removed. ...Read more

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Firm lump on shoulder blade that does not move. Been there for about two yrs, recently growing and increased discomfort. Fairly certain not a lipoma.

Firm lump on shoulder blade that does not move. Been there for about two yrs, recently growing and increased discomfort. Fairly certain not a lipoma.

Get evaluated: Any lump increasing in size or associated with discomfort warrants evaluation, particularly if present for fairly lengthy duration. I would not venture to guess what it may or may not be without an exam. ...Read more

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Can 3 hard pea lumps just be lipomas? Doctor said not to worry but he really didn't do much to check. Does it need to be biopsy

Can 3 hard pea lumps just be lipomas? Doctor said not to worry but he really didn't do much to check. Does it need to be biopsy

Get a second opinion: You're not satisfied. Pea-sized hard lumps are often really dermatofibromas. Most physicians can spot cancers of the skin easily enough though naming the benign lesions is more of a challenge. If you're at all concerned, get with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a medium sized ball in the back of my arm. It's located in my arm fat, its hard. Could it be lipoma, a cyst, or a tumor? .

I have a medium sized ball in the back of my arm. It's located in my arm fat, its hard. Could it be lipoma, a cyst, or a tumor? .

Any of the above: One needs to examine and even biopsy the area to get you the answer. In fact, you have already narrowed down the potential diagnosis yourself. ...Read more

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Had lipoma removed from front rib. Now a hard lump is in it's place. I am now 5 days post surgery and still there. Normal part of healing?

Had lipoma removed from front rib. Now a hard lump is in it's place. I am now 5 days post surgery and still there. Normal part of healing?

Common Post-op: A hard lump is common after surgery, it is referred to as the 'healing ridge'. Sometimes a hematoma or seroma fluid collection can occur. Only an exam could tell. See your surgeon if still concerned. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a lump in my sternal notch that is pretty firm. Ultrasound says "may" be a lipoma, watch for interval growth. Its bigger. Thoughts?

Hi, I have a lump in my sternal notch that is pretty firm. Ultrasound says "may" be a lipoma, watch for interval growth. Its bigger. Thoughts?

Doubt it: Lipoma are usually soft specially in this location

It is hard for me to say it is not without feeling it or seeing it.

I am depending on the location and description.

there is higher possibility that it is part of the sternum than it is a lipoma.

any way if it is too visible or causing you a problem you can ask to have it removed. ...Read more

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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?

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