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Lipoma Causes & Risks


Lipomas have no known cause.

Risk Factors

These factors increase your chance of developing lipomas. Tell your doctor if you have any of these risk factors:

  • Family history—A tendency to grow lipomas seems to run in families.
  • Lipomatosis—This is a hereditary condition that produces many lipomas all over the body.
  • Adiposis dolorosa—This is a rare disease that produces many painful lipomas.
  • Obesity

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2023 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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