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Forum Name: Dermatology Topics

Question: fatty lumps all over body

 guy28 - Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:34 am

I am a 29 year old male, and two years ago I found 3 lumps on my arm that the doctor found out was lipoma after removing one of them. Now two years later I have almost 40 of them from head to toe. Whats wrong with me? How do I stop this!?
 Sandy Tracy RN - Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:10 pm

User avatar Hi guy28,

Lipomas are made up of normal fat tissue. They are not malignant and are not precancerous. There are no known reasons as to why they occur. If they become large and painful they can be surgically removed. There is also no known way to prevent them from occuring.

Thanks for writing in and good luck.

Sandy Tracy RN

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