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Lipoma

Lipomas, which are soft lumps in the fatty tissue under the skin, are common. They're usually harmless. Though they may slowly grow, they don't usually cause pain. They can happen anywhere on your body.

If you have any doubt about a lump you notice under your skin, it's best to get your GP to have a look. They can let you know if you need any tests, or if you need to monitor the lump.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed April 2018.

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