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I just found out I have lipomas, should I be worried about this?

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Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology
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In brief: No

A lipoma is a benign (noncancerous) growth of the fat cells that are commonly found on the body.
Most lipomas are small and best left alone, but if they are symptomatic, they can be removed with a simple surgery.

In brief: No

A lipoma is a benign (noncancerous) growth of the fat cells that are commonly found on the body.
Most lipomas are small and best left alone, but if they are symptomatic, they can be removed with a simple surgery.
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology

In brief: No

These can occur as solitary benign (not malignant) fat tumors any place on the body or as multiple lesions.
They can be small or large. There is a rare chance of turning into a malignant cancer. If the lipoma grows rapidly or becomes painful, it should be removed. Treatment options include surgical excision or liposuction of larger tumors.

In brief: No

These can occur as solitary benign (not malignant) fat tumors any place on the body or as multiple lesions.
They can be small or large. There is a rare chance of turning into a malignant cancer. If the lipoma grows rapidly or becomes painful, it should be removed. Treatment options include surgical excision or liposuction of larger tumors.
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology

In brief: No

If they do not show or hurt you do not need to remove them.

In brief: No

If they do not show or hurt you do not need to remove them.
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