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Lumps on fat. Why are they spreading? What can I use?

I am a 27 year old male. I have a concern regarding what appears to be lumps of fat (I can t think of any other way to describe them) all over my body just below the skin and above the muscle layer. There are more than forty of these lumps all over my body (arms, legs, back, side of body). The lumps vary in size from 1cm to 3cm in diameter. The lumps seem to be concentrated in areas where I have a lot of fat, such as around my waist , back, and on the side of my body half way between my underarm and waist. However, there are some lumps where there isn t a lot of fat, such as on my forearm or bicep area. I have had these lumps since I was a teenager and didn t worry about them because my mother had the similar condition. Two years ago, I had one of the lumps removed on my back because it was about 4-5 cm in diameter and gave me discomfort whenever I sat back on the hard back of a chair. The doctor told me afterwards that it was just deposits of fat and I had nothing to worry about. However, he could not tell me if my condition was common or why this is occuring or even if there was something I could do to prevent or reduce the number of these lumps on my body. Nevertheless, I am concerned even more these days because the lumps seem to be increasing in number. Doctor, please let me know what is causing this and if there is anything I can do to get rid of these lumps. Thank you very much in advance
Asked On : Fri, 21 Sep 2012
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Hi. Lumps of fat u are describing is is a benign condition.sometimes many lumps upto 100 can occur which is called ADIPOSA DOLOROSA.
The etiology is unknown.studies are there to suggest heriditary.particle chromosomal pattern and number.nutritional and metabolic factors are responsible for causing lipomas.sometimes fat along muscle is involved which is called lipomyoma.
Treated is needed for cosmetic look.rapid growth.obstructing vital organs .treatment of choice is only excision
Answered: Wed, 4 Sep 2013
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