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What does a lipoma look and feel like?

What does a  lipoma look and feel like?

Soft and rounded: It would be a rubbery soft, rounded lump under the skin. They often feel like they move around underneath the skin too. ...Read more

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Benign Lipoma (Definition)

Lipomas are a clinical finding of benign ...Read more


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If you had a lipoma, what would it look and feel like?

If you had a lipoma, what would it look and feel like?

Big skin lump: A lipoma is basically a lump of fatty tissue, usually seen in the skin. Feels a bit rubbery, usually pretty obvious. Your doctor should look and make sure it's not anywhere that can include a lymph node as a possibility. Usually removed surgically if desired. ...Read more

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What does a lipoma feel like?

What does a lipoma feel like?

Gummy bear: A lipoma feels like a soft gummy bear under the skin. They are usually encapsulated. Some patients describe pain as the tumor grows. ...Read more

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What does a lipoma feel like?

Soft lump: This typically feels like a soft lump under the skin. Sometimes tender. Only treatment is surgical removal, usually sone by a general surgeon woth local anesthesia while you're awake. You should have it checked out by your primary care doctor to be sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Does Lipoma happen in male more than females? And what are they? How does it one get something like that?

Does Lipoma happen in male more than females? And what are they? How does it one get something like that?

Lipoma: Lipoma are benign tumors that represent collection of fat under the skin. The cause of lipomas is not completely understood, but the tendency to develop them is inherited. I am not aware of any sex predilection for these benign tumors. ...Read more

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I have a posttraumatic lipoma located on my back that i would like to have removed. How do I go about this? Would lipo work?

I have a posttraumatic lipoma located on my  back that i would like to have removed. How do I go about this?  Would lipo work?

Lipomas: Lipomas are usually removed with simple excision. That means we cut it out. Depending on the size, this can be done with local anesthesia or local and sedation. This is usually an outpatient procedure. In some cases the lipoma can come back. This will require a final surgery to remove the remnant that recurred. Usually that is the final surgery. ...Read more

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What are lipomas?

What are lipomas?

Lipoma's: These are tumors made up of fat cells that are densely packed together. They are benign. These can be annoying and may even be painful depending on where they are. If they bother you then see your physician for a referral to have them removed. ...Read more

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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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Do lipomas come and go?

Do lipomas come and go?

NO: They do not 'come and go' , lipoma is a slow growing , benign tumor of fat tissue, once develop will not disappear , unless removed, rarely they can turn to malignant liposarcoma. ...Read more

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