A to Z: Lipomaenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgA lipoma is a non-cancerous mass of fat cells that grows under the skin.lipoma, lump, noncancerous growth, fatty tissue, benign mass, fat cells, fat collection, benign tumor, skin growths, skin lumps, lump under skin, lipomas lypoma, a to z01/24/201309/26/201909/26/20191ad3e2e9-7482-4693-8343-69b0d8df6ddbhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-lipoma.html/<p>A lipoma (ly-POE-muh) is a non-cancerous mass of fat cells that grows slowly just under the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/skin-hair-nails.html/">skin</a>.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Lipomas are soft and doughy to the touch and move easily when lightly pressed upon. Small in size, they are most often found in the arms, thighs, neck, shoulders, back, and abdomen. Lipomas are generally harmless and don't cause pain.</p> <p>Lipomas can occur at any time. They most often affect&nbsp;adults, but can sometimes be seen in kids and teens.</p> <p>Most lipomas can be left untreated, but if one is growing larger, becomes infected, causes problems with movement, or is painful, having it removed is an option.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Although a lipoma isn't considered a dangerous medical condition, unusual lumps should always be checked by a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/talk-doctor.html/">doctor</a> to rule out anything more serious.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
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