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Doctor insights on: Are Lipomas Hard Or Soft

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.