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5 Things You Need to Know About Lipomas

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5 Things You Need to Know About Lipomas
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Lipomas are fatty tumors. They are collections of fat set off from the tissue around them by a small membrane. They can be large or small and can occur anywhere there is subcutaneous fat. And they can scare the pants off someone when first discovered because they stick up like something that just HAS to be bad. They aren't. Unless their position or size causes pain, ignore them. A lipoma is benign.

Lipomas are fatty tumors. They are collections of fat set off from the tissue around them by a small membrane. They can be large or small and can occur anywhere there is subcutaneous fat. And they can scare the pants off someone when first discovered because they stick up like something that just HAS to be bad. They aren't. Unless their position or size causes pain, ignore them. A lipoma is benign.

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