A 19-year-old male asked:
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hi my brother is 12 and goin through puberty and has a lump under his nipple that is hard is this related to puberty or not. quick response apprecited?

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Common, goes away: Pubertal gynecomastia will occur in 1/3 to 1/2 of males ; generally last about a year before fading.Intensity varies from small lump to generous boobs.Overweight kids can appear to have it from just fat accumulation.If present after 3 years, surgical removal of the glandular tissue ; liposuction of any associated fatty tissue will do the job.
Answered on Jul 10, 2015
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