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Fat Lumps Under The Skin
I have small lumps under the skin of my lower chest, they feel like little lumps of fat. I also have slightly puffy nipples which make it look worse?
Gynecomastia?: Small smooth soft rubbery mobile lumps within the lower chest may be fat or breast tissue. Collections under the nipple and areola can cause puffy nipples, a mild form of gynecomastia. Gynecomastia usually begins at puberty, and often resolves in a few years. If persistent, surgical removal can help. Consult with a plastic surgeon in your area to learn more. ...Read more
Is it normal to feel small lumps under the skin when you are overweight? I carry most of my weight in my stomach and i feel some where theres more fat
I have a lump growing under the skin above my left ribs. It is soft (feels like fat tissue)- recently started hurting. Have had chronic cough x1 yr.
Probable lipoma: The lump is probably a lipoma, which is a benign fat tumor. If you see a dermatologist, they can usually tell you whether it could be anything else and whether it it worth removing it. ...Read more
These could be: cysts, lipomas, or many other benign tumors, see dermatologist for answers ...Read more
Maybe skin cysts?: A little bump on the skin that has whitish stuff inside, but is not pus as in a pimple, is likely a skin cyst that contains skin oils and skin cells. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can look at it to see what can be done. Sometimes, keeping the cyst empty for a while will allow it to shrink in size. On a penis, tiny permanent whitish bumps near hairs may be normal and not need removal. ...Read more
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