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Skin color: Usually lipomas are small (sub-cm) to large (several cm) rubbery benign (non-cancerous) fat tumors. They are usually located in the subcutaneous tissue and the color is not "seen". If you have a discolored mass or anything growing on your skin seeing a dermatologist is recommended. Of note some melanomas can be amelanotic (non-black). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, usually pale: 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. The color of a lipoma is pinkish yellow and pale, so it does not usually impart a color to the overlying skin. If bothersome, a lipoma can be removed surgically as an outpatient. ...Read more
Lipoma or cancer? Soft round lump on lower rib cage. Three ribs up from the bottom left. Movable, rubbery, on top of ribs, no pain, no color change.??
Benign: This sounds like a benign growth if it's quite moveable and has not changed in size or appearance over a long period of observation. However it's best to have your physician examine this lump to be certain. He/she will let you know if a followup exam in the future is advisable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have 1cm-lumb on my nape.It is hard, does not hurt and it is skin color.Can it be sebaceous cyst, lipoma or more dangerous?
Likely no need to worry: at 1cm, your lump is not too worrisome. If it grows or changes in any way, I would have a biopsy or excision. This is likely to be able to be done in the office. If it is a sebaceous cyst, it will be attached to the deep layer of the skin. It is important that the entire thing is removed and not just lanced open. O/w it can return. ...Read more
I have an aggressive deep 5cm x 3.5 cm mass on my hip. There is a bruise-like color over it, and it's painful! in having a wide excision 9/21, but my surgeon thinks it's lipoma?
Fatty tumor: Lipomas are benign (non-cancerous) fatty growths. They have been reported just about everywhere in the body, but are usually seen under the skin. They can be observed if they are small, but are commonly removed if they are enlarging, causing deformity, tender, etc. Generally, once removed, they do not return. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Benign bumps: Lipomas are soft, mobile, fatty tumors that push their neighbors aside rather than invading like a cancer. They can be solitary or multiple and can occur anywhere on the bey from scalp to feet. Multiple lipomas are frequently passed on genetically. Small lipomas are ignored, larger ones can be excised. Rapidly enlarging, painful and firm, fixed lumps should be checked out sooner than later. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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