Do You Have Lumps on Your Skin? Check for Lipomas

If you have lumps on your skin that are painless and soft, you may have a lipoma. While Lipomas are tumors of fat tissue, they are harmless. Still, you'll want to visit a dermatologist to make sure the tumor isn't cancerous or something else. People mainly remove lipomas for cosmetic reasons. However, a lipoma can cause pain if it rubs against other skin—like in the armpit—or if it is chafed by clothing.