A lipoma is made from adipose tissue and is a benign tumor, although there are scientists that claim the contrary. A lipoma can be compared with a capsule filled with fat tissues that can emerge almost anywhere in the body. It can be found more often on the armpits, on the neck, on arms and on torso. A lipoma can emerge at any age, so even kids can have it. In most cases, lipoma is discovered accidentally by a doctor during physical examination or at home when people dress or when they are in shower. A lipoma can be easily recognized by its small size, is mobile and it has a soft consistency. Other features that a lipoma has are its small size that stays unchanged over the years or grows extremely slowly, so there will not be a huge difference between the sizes, even if it grows.
There are many subtypes of lipoma and only a doctor and special blood tests will tell you what type you have, if it is for real a lipoma. If you have a lipoma, you do not have to be scared and to think about horrible things, because it is inoffensive. It can be surgically removed, but this is not the only solution. As it does not hurt you, then everything is alright. If you have doubts that is not a lipoma, but it could be a malign tumor, then consult a doctor, have all the necessary medical tests, so you can stay calm.
In case you have a lipoma, you can be operated on and remove it, but usually, there are no sure treatments for getting rid of a lipoma as not even the real causes are not very well known by the doctors and scientists. They assume is hereditary or is caused by hormonal unbalances. If you develop other type of symptoms as pain, increasing size of it, draining or is bothering you, then go to the doctor as it could mean something else. There are doctors who believe that a lipoma can turn into a malign tumor and then into cancer, but it has not been proven yet.