Are Lipomas Supposed to Hurt?

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Lipomas should not be painful

Lipoma are benign fatty tumore. They should not be painful.

There are many histologic types of lipomas, andiolipoma may cause some pain. See your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. If painful, remove it.

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Lipomas usually not painful

Lipomas on rare occasion can be painful if they are located over a pressure point of the body. Most, however, are not painful. If you have a growth that is hurting, it is important to have it evaluated by a dermatologist, and possibly biopsied or removed. Other types of tumors that may mimic lipomas, including angiolipomas, may be painful.

Chad L. Prather, MD
Baton Rouge Dermatologic Surgeon

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