I have fatty lumps under my skin all over my body, but especially in my thighs and arms. I am not a large person and they are visible to the eye. I have had several removed, but there is no way possible to have all of them removed or I would have scars all over. They even have a tendency to ache. I was told they ache because they do have a blood supply.

What causes these and is there some way to help them go away short of surgery?
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replied February 23rd, 2018
It is possible that the lumps you are referring , are more likely Xanthomas.

Fatty deposits, also called xanthomas, are spots in which cholesterol has built up under your skin. Though the high blood cholesterol levels that have led to the development of the fatty deposits put you at risk for health problems, including heart disease, the deposits themselves are harmless.

Xanthomas that cause you pain due to their location on your body or that cause you distress due to their appearance may be removable.

Follow a low-fat diet and participate in regular exercise in an effort to control your cholesterol levels. Fatty deposits may dissolve as your cholesterol decreases


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