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What is Lipomas? How to Diagnose Lipomas?

Q) What is a Lipoma?

A lipoma is a growth of fat cells in a thin, fibrous capsule usually found just below the skin.

Q) What are the causes of Lipoma?

The cause of lipomas is not completely understood, but the tendency to develop them is inherited. A minor injury may trigger the growth. Being overweight does not cause lipomas.

Q) What are the symptoms of a lipoma?

Lipomas are soft, rubbery consistency.

Do not cause pain.

Remain the same size over years.

Q) How Lipomas are Diagnosed?

A Lipoma can usually be diagnosed by its appearance alone, but your doctor may want to remove it to make sure the growth is noncancerous.

Q) How to Treat Lipomas?

Lipomas usually are not treated, because most of them don't hurt. Your doctor may order an imaging test, such as an ultrasound.your doctor might remove the lipoma if it is painful, gets infected.