A 48-year-old male asked:
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!
2 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Killian answered
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
Dr. James Ferguson answered
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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