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My daughter has a lump on her breast should i be concerned or could it be extra hormones she got from me she is ten?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
See below: At ten years of age, she maybe starting breast development.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Normal tissue: Thelarche is the term used for the emergence of breast tissue in the beginning stages of puberty. A spongy bit of true breast tissue is located directly under the nipple on one or both sides. It can be tender to touch & one side may emerge weeks before the other.Your pcp can confirm this process, i HAV at least 3-5 /yr come to my office for the same question.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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