Can Lipomas Cause Neurological Symptoms?

Have neck Lipomas been known to cause neurological symptoms, ear pressure, dizzyness, unusual brain sensations?

Doctor Answers 1

Would see Family Physician

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Lipomas, if they become large enough or are located in certain areas, can certainly compress nerves and cause symptoms. Such symptoms as tingling, pain, and a heavy sensation might be experienced.

However, the symptoms you are describing are not sensory. I am a dermatologist, not an ENT physician, but your symptoms seem more compatible with something like an acoustic neuroma, cholesteatoma or some such benign tumor than a lipoma.

I would get this checked out by going to either your family physician or an ENT specialist.

Good luck.


Virginia Beach Dermatologist

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