Lipomas | Treatment

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How are lipomas treated?

Because lipomas are almost always benign, they usually do not need treatment. If they are painful or are growing quickly, you may want to have treatment. Treatment options include steroid shots, liposuction or surgery to remove the lipoma. Your doctor can help you decide what is right for you.

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Lipoma Excision by GA Salam MD, DO (American Family Physician March 01, 2002, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20020301/901.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 04/03

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