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

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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Lipomas

Lipomas are situated just under your skin.
They commonly occur in the neck, shoulders, back, abdomen, arms and thighs.Soft and doughy to the touch. They also move easily with slight finger pressure.Generally small. Lipomas are typically less than 2 inches (5 centimeters) in diameter, but they can grow larger and be painful if they press on nerves.

In brief: Lipomas

Lipomas are situated just under your skin.
They commonly occur in the neck, shoulders, back, abdomen, arms and thighs.Soft and doughy to the touch. They also move easily with slight finger pressure.Generally small. Lipomas are typically less than 2 inches (5 centimeters) in diameter, but they can grow larger and be painful if they press on nerves.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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