Have an 8 cm lipoma near my upper right shoulder. Have noticed a lot of tightness in my muscles near the area and the skin over the lipoma has a different texture (kind of dry) than the surrounding area. I haven't seen a surgeon for removal. Should I be concerned?
Lipoma, unknown mass on shoulder
Lipoma is a diagnosis confirmed by pathology. It is a very common benign tumor. Soft tissue masses can be other things. It is difficult to know for sure about the true nature of the lesion without a biopsy (usually excisional as opposed to incisional or needle (meaning that the goal would be to take the entire lesion out and submit it to pathology). You should see a surgeon and have this lesion evaluated. I hope this helps.
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