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 swelling (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.
- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 10/2012 -
- Update Date: 03/18/2013 -