What is Lipoma?

A lipoma is a growth of fat cells in a thin, fibrous capsule usually found just below the skin. Lipomas are found most often on the torso, neck, upper thighs, upper arms, and armpits, but they can occur almost anywhere in the body. One or more lipomas may be present at the same time. Lipomas are the most common noncancerous soft tissue growth.

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I had two lipomas removed in September. Were located in upper right abdomen / chest wall. Both about 2 inches. One has all ready come back. I knew...

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Lipomas have a tendency to recur after removal. But if they are rapidly increasing in size, associated with pain, restriction of movements and...

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I have a growth on my upper arm about 2" diameter my dr says its a lipoma but it's attached to the skin and reddish purple in color which I think...

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Brief Answer:
Most probably you have lipoma.

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Hi, I am a 44 year old female with a lipoma left upper shoulder , dx at least 15 years ago with the plan to not remove due to harmless. Now it s...

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welcome to health care magic
Regarding your query,the lipoma you have is silent for the past 15 yrs..
but now it is causing problems..

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