How to Diagnose Lipoma?

How to Diagnose Lipoma?

Doctor Answers 1

See a dermatologist

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A lipoma is a collection of fat under the skin. They are very common. Although lipomas are generally not dangerous, they are often removed if they are growing, painful, or unsightly.

Consult a board-certified dermatologist for any lumps in the skin since there are certainly other things that can cause this symptom, some of them potentially dangerous. Most lipomas can be diagnosed by a dermatologist simply by looking at and pressing on the lesion. If there is any doubt, a biopsy or surgical removal can confirm the diagnosis.

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