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Symptoms of Lipid Disorders

Lipid disorders usually do not cause symptoms.

In extreme cases, the following signs or symptoms may be found by medical history or physical exam:

  • Fatty deposits in the skin or tendons caused by very high levels of lipids in the blood
  • Pain, enlargement, or inflammation of abdominal organs such as the liver or pancreas due to extremely high levels of triglycerides in the blood
  • Changes in the blood vessels of the eye caused by elevated lipids
  • Cholesterol deposits around the cornea of the eye.
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References:

Hypercholesterolemia. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.... Updated December 19, 2016. Accessed March 13, 2017.
Hypertriglyceridemia. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.... Updated February 2, 2017. Accessed March 13, 2017.
Symptoms, diagnosis, and monitoring of high cholesterol. American Heart Association website. Available at:
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Updated August 22, 2016. Accessed March 13, 2017.
What are the signs and symptoms of high blood cholesterol? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at:
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Accessed March 22, 2017.
Last reviewed March 2017 by Marcin Chwistek, MD
Last Updated: 3/15/2015

 

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