Oils in the skin consist of fat tissue and are harmless. You can get fat tuber anywhere on the body. Most lumps are small and do not cause any problems, but sometimes they can get bigger and hurt or feel uncomfortable.
Another name for fat tuber is lipoma.
A lump of fat usually feels like a lump under the skin. Fat patches on the back, neck and shoulders are often a little firmer, while patches on the arms and legs are usually soft.
You can get one or more lumps of fat. Most are small and give no trouble. Small lumps of fat are not usually visible but can be felt under the skin. They can be up to a centimeter in size. Sometimes the lumps of fat can get bigger and hurt or feel uncomfortable. Sometimes they can be in the way or be distorting. Larger fat bumps can rise from the skin surface and be a few centimeters in size.
Fat tubers usually do not need to be treated. But if a fat lump is troublesome, it can be removed. Then you get local anesthesia .
When and where should I seek care?
You usually do not need to seek care for a fat tuber, but if you feel anxious you can contact a health care center .
Contact a health care center if any of the following is true of you:
- You have a fat tuber which causes trouble.
- You have a lump that changes, for example, becomes hard and irregular or starts to grow quickly.
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What does fat dumplings depend on?
It is not clear why fat tubers are formed but it can be hereditary.
You can get lumps of fat at any time, but usually they come in age from 40 to 60 years. If you have a lump, it usually remains for life.
Fat tuber can get bigger if you gain weight, but being overweight is not a cause of fat tuber formation.
Possibility to choose a health clinic
As a patient, according to the Patient Act, you have the opportunity to influence your care.
You can seek care at any medical center or open specialist clinic you want throughout the country. Sometimes referral to the open specialized care is required.
You should understand the information
In order for you to be involved in your care and treatment, it is important that you understand the information you receive from the healthcare staff. Ask questions if you don’t understand. For example, you should get information about treatment options and how long you may have to wait for care and treatment .
Children should also be involved in their care. The older the child, the more important it is.