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Lipomas are a benign type of submucosal nodule that can be found in any part of the digestive tract, but are most commonly found in the colon, or large intestine. They are slow-growing, fatty lumps of tissue that generally cause no symptoms and require no treatment.

In rare cases, lipomas can cause abdominal pain, obstruction of the affected organ, and bleeding. Surgical removal of the lipoma may be recommended as a treatment option in these cases.