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MEDICS: What Do You Know About Lipoma

Nur'deen Olaitan



Have You Seen, Heard or Met Someone with LIPOMA, “No”, Let Me Tell You About This Unwanted Lump.

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Graphics of the internal effect of lipoma

You will be forgiven for being a little nervous about a sudden appearance of lumps or bumps under your beautiful skin. Thankfully, the most likely explanation for such is a LIPOMA- a harmless, soft, fatty lump that grows under your skin on the body surface.


Lipoma is common and do not usually need any treatment, though it could be removed through surgical operation if you are privileged. These lumps feel soft and squishy and can be anything from the size of a pea to a few centimeters across and beyond.

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Removed Lipoma in various sizes

It is worthy to note that Lipoma may appear in any part of the body from hand to harm, leg to neck, back to chest, and scrotum in mainly animals. It could also have a multiple appearance on the same body, like two to three lumps on the same person.

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The causes of Lipoma isn’t fully understood but they tend to run in families, so genetic factor likely play a significant role in their unexpected development.


Furthermore, several factors may increase an individual risk of developing it, they are most commonly seen in people in the age of 40 to 60 years. However, it sometimes affect even a baby and animals particularly dog and sheep. Though it is very common in dogs.

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Lipoma is common in DOG

Now, I guess you know all or let’s say the basic about Lipoma. Thank you for reading and ensure a wellness at all time.

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Nur'deen Olaitan, a Linguist from University of Ilorin. Passionate about sport, travelling, writing, & politics. He puts humanity above anyone or anything. He hold honesty and integrity in high esteem.Reach him via


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