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Are lipomas hard and painful?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Amir Faridi
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Lipomas
Usually are benign growth and non painful.

In brief: Lipomas
Usually are benign growth and non painful.
Dr. Amir Faridi
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Generally, no.
An epidermoid ("sebaceous") cyst can be hard and painful, particularly if infected.
Any unexplained bumps should be evaluated by a medical professional.

In brief: Generally, no.
An epidermoid ("sebaceous") cyst can be hard and painful, particularly if infected.
Any unexplained bumps should be evaluated by a medical professional.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Not Really
Lipomas are benign tumors made up of fat cells.
They are typically soft and movable. Though not really painful, they may cause some discomfort when they become large or if in certain areas.

In brief: Not Really
Lipomas are benign tumors made up of fat cells.
They are typically soft and movable. Though not really painful, they may cause some discomfort when they become large or if in certain areas.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not usually
Lipomas (benign fatty tumors) tend to be soft, squishy, and freely moveable under the skin.
If you have a hard, painful lump, you should have it checked by a medical professional.

In brief: Not usually
Lipomas (benign fatty tumors) tend to be soft, squishy, and freely moveable under the skin.
If you have a hard, painful lump, you should have it checked by a medical professional.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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