Multiple Growths on Thigh - Lipomas or Cancer?

I am a 28-year-old male. I have had a small (1 cm) growth on my inner thigh just under the skin,diagnosed as a lipoma. The growth itself does not hurt, but makes my leg feel uncomfortable (numb). In the past months, 2 smaller growths occurred in the same area, and I am terrified it might be cancer.

Doctor Answers 2

Most Likely Lipomas

  Most likely these are lipomas. I say this for a few reasons, most tellingly  that your physician diagnosed you as having one of these fat tumors. Also, lipomas often can be multiple and the thigh is a fairly common site for them.

  Excising one can be done easily in a physician's office. I would recommend this both medically ( to ensure that it is benign) and psychologically ( relief of anxiety).

Virginia Beach Dermatologist
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Lipomas thigh

At your age, most of the time these are not cancer.

The only way to be 100% sure is to have one removed and sent for pathology examination. This will surrely tell you what you are dealing with.

These are either lipomas or neurofibroma

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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