10 Lipoma Symptoms
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Lipoma can be present almost anywhere in the body, even in the brain. Because it is non-cancerous, many people unknowingly live with one for many years. As the lump mainly comprises fatty fibers, it presents limited risks if it doesn't grow.
Removal is normally only necessary if it becomes symptomatic and the lump becomes enlarged. A painful lipoma normally indicates associated complications, such as pressure on surrounding nerves. Lipomas may also be removed for cosmetic reasons, especially those on the face and neck.