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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is xanthoma?

A collection of fat and oils under the skin. Risk factors include high blood lipid levels and obstruction of bile ducts in the liver.

Symptoms of xanthoma

  • Lumps under the skin

Questions your doctor may ask to check for xanthoma

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose xanthoma

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

Treatment for xanthoma

Procedures or surgeries can remove these collections. Treatment also depends on the cause. Good control of diabetes and cholesterol levels will reduce the chance of this happening again.

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