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A 39-year-old member asked:

Preteen son has problems with his nipples. could it possibly be breast cancer?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
No: It is most likely hormone related. Puberty can cause hormone levels to be high and cause nipple and breast tenderness. I recommend speaking with his pediatrician for an evaluation.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Age ???: A 11-13 yo male who has developed nipple enlargement or tenderness is involved in a ritual of passage.About 1/2 of males will undergo this and in some it is quite dramatic.It is characterized by spongy tissue directly under the nipple.It can effect one or both sides, lasts an average of 6 mo, with a few cases lasting up to 2 yrs.Kids carrying extra weight can have more prominent findings.Not cancer.

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Can I get breast cancer from having my breasts/nipples pinched?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
No: Breast cancer is unrelated to nipple or breast trauma.

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