A 48-year-old male asked:
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my 13 yrs old son nipples are the size of a teenage girl! they look loke a small sponge ball. is this normal? what should we do? thank you!

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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Boys & Puberty: This is not uncommon and can be very traumatic for the boy. Please get him to his pediatrician right away.
Answered on Jul 26, 2013
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends : Roughly half of males go through transient nipple enlargement on one or both sides at the onset of puberty.Most resolve within 6m to a year, it is considered normal.I went through it. A few will have persistent or dramatic gynecomastia. It can erode someones self concept , surgery is helpful for those who don't clear up after a year or so.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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