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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:

How to get your cholesterol tested. American Heart Association website. Available at:

Hypercholesterolemia. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at:

Hypertriglyceridemia. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: