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The most common tumor that forms underneath your skin is a lipoma. It is commonly situated between the skin and your underlying layer of muscle. They occur when fat begins to grow in the soft tissue. Even though lipomas are considered tumors, they are usually harmless. Keep reading to learn more about the causes, symptoms and possible treatments for lipoma.

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1. Cause: Hereditary

There is not a known cause of lipomas, but there are several risk factors. One risk factor for this skin condition deals with genetics. Lipomas tend to run in families and may play a role in development. If you have family members with a bulge or bump under the skin, you may be at risk for lipoma.

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