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Are Lipomas Hard Or Soft
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
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?
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