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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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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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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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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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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