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Everything You Need To Know About Multiple Lipomatosis


A condition involving the growth of fatty tissue cells that form benign lumps

People with a lipoma usually have only 1, though about 20% of those affected can have several [1].

- Self-diagnosable or can be diagnosed medically
- Can be treated by a medical professional, if necessary
- Lab testing or imaging usually required

A lipoma is a noncancerous lump that can develop anywhere in the body where fat cells are present. Though not entirely harmful, it can lead to other health issues at times. Multiple symmetric lipomatosis (Madelung’s disease) is a rare condition in which symmetric lumps grow usually around the neck, shoulders, upper arms or upper trunks. It is common in men who consume excess alcohol. Familial Multiple Lipomatosis (FML) is a common condition that can be hereditary or common to more than one family members.

Ages affected: any age group, ages between 40-60: most often


There might be no symptoms, but it usually involves the growth of lipomas under the skin

People may experience:
Growth areas: anywhere with fatty cells, especially neck, shoulders, back, abdomen, thighs or arms
Also common: pain, at times


Self-care: treatment is not necessary but one can go for regular body checkups if there are unnecessary changes in the body or the feeling of lumps inside the body.

Medication: medical treatment may vary from person to person. While it is not necessary to get treated, some doctors may suggest surgical removal, steroid injections or even liposuction.

Specialist: for medical assistance, consult a primary care provider or a dermatologist. At mfine, we have a dedicated range of specialists to help you find the right healthcare programs.

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