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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is lipoma?

It is a benign tumor arising from yellow fat. It can be superficial or deep seated and presents as a painless swelling. The cause in unknown. It could be genetic due to injury that has caused significant impact.

Symptoms of lipoma

  • Soft lump/s on skin

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Multiple areas of skin redness or red spots

Questions your doctor may ask to check for lipoma

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose lipoma

  • Do you have a soft lump under your skin?

  • Do you feel a lump/lumps under your skin?

  • Do you have multiple areas of skin which are reddened or have red spots?

Treatment for lipoma

Lipoma can be managed by surgical excision. A small lipoma is excised under local anesthesia and larger ones are excised under general anesthesia. The recurrence rate of lipoma is 11%.

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