Lipoma, No Treatment
A lipoma is a non-cancerous (benign) tumor made up of fat tissue. It appears as a soft raised area, just under the skin. It's usually less than 2 inches across.
General information regarding lipoma includes:
No special care is needed for a lipoma.
You can consider removal for cosmetic reasons.
Sometimes lipomas are uncomfortable because they put pressure on surrounding tissues. This is also a reason to have a lipoma removed.
Follow up with your healthcare provider, or as advised if you want to have the lipoma removed at a later time.
When to seek medical advice
Call your healthcare provider right away if any of the following occur:
Redness, pain, tenderness, or drainage from the lipoma
Lipoma starts to enlarge, change shape, or become more solid
Changes in the color of the skin over the lipoma
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