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What causes xanthoma? 8 possible conditions

Xanthoma is a condition in which fatty growths develop underneath the skin. These growths can appear anywhere on the body. Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Hyperlipidemia

Cholesterol is a natural substance, but too much of it can clog blood vessels and lead to heart attack or stroke. High cholesterol levels can also cause yellow deposits in the eyes or in tendons.

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2

Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Learn how familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a genetic disorder characterized by high levels of cholesterol.

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3

Hyperlipoproteinemia

Hyperlipoproteinemia is a common disorder that results in high levels of lipids circulating in the blood. This can cause pancreatitis, abdominal pain, enlarged liver and other symptoms.

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4

Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IV

People with hyperlipoproteinemia type IV have a higher-than-normal triglyceride level due to a genetic defect. Learn about the risk factors and treatment.

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5

Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia

Familial combined hyperlipidemia is a genetic disorder that causes high levels of cholesterol and fats in the blood. Learn about treatment options.

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6

Diabetes Overview

Diabetes is a group of chronic metabolic diseases caused by defects in insulin production or function. Advanced diabetes may cause stomach pain, nausea, dizziness, and cramps.

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7

Hypothyroidism

The thyroid gland produces a hormone that controls how your cells use energy (metabolize). Hypothyroidism occurs when the body doesn't produce enough. Untreated, it can cause complications like obesity and heart disease.

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8

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is swelling of the pancreas and causes abdominal tenderness and pain. Treatment will depend on whether your pancreatitis is acute or chronic.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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