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Symptoms of Lipid Disorders

  • Michael Jubinville, MPH
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Symptoms of Lipid Disorders

A person may not feel any different if they have a lipid disorder.

People with very high cholesterol or a certain lipid disorder may have:

  • Yellowish bumps around tendons and joints such as elbows, hands, or feet
  • Raised yellowish patches above the eyelid
  • White rings around the iris in their eyes


  • Dyslipidemia. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/endocrine-and-metabolic-disorders/lipid-disorders/dyslipidemia.
  • How to get your cholesterol tested. American Heart Association website. Available at: https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/cholesterol/how-to-get-your-cholesterol-tested.
  • Hypercholesterolemia. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/condition/hypercholesterolemia.
  • Hypertriglyceridemia. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/condition/hypertriglyceridemia.


  • Marcin Chwistek, MD
Last Updated:

This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.