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Doctor insights on: Breast Lumps In Teenage Girls

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Is it normal for baby girls to develop lumps of tissue under their nipples like breasts?

Is it normal for baby girls to develop lumps of tissue under their nipples like breasts?

Yes: A burst of your hormones pass to your baby shortly before delivery, one of the finishing touches in preparing her lungs to breathe air when she is born. These hormones include estrogen and androgens, and can have several transient side effects. Real, mature breast tissue forms, creating firm lumps under the nipples. Some babies even leak some real milk from their breasts.

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Lump in the middle of both of my breasts. Girls say its normal, that they are my "milk glands".?

Lump in the middle of both of my breasts. Girls say its normal, that they are my "milk glands".?

Yes normal: Our breasts have bunch of glands and ducts which are placed in the form of a convoluted. Ball that feels like a lump. When we talk about breast self exam and palpating for lumps-- we mean any any lumps in addition to the breast tissue.

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Is it common for teenage girls to develop a breast abscess?

Is it common for teenage girls to develop a breast abscess?

No, but it happens.: Breast abscesses can occur at any age, typically via normal skin bacteria entering a break in the skin or nipple. Rx centers on antibiotics and draining any pus, ideally via (repeated) aspirations rather than surgical drainage. Surgical evaluation is mandatory--it is best to treat this as early as possible.

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Can you tell me how common is breast cancer in teenage girls?

Can you tell me how common is breast cancer in teenage girls?

It is very uncommon.: Cancer risk factors include: being female, increasing age, genetics, family history of breast cancer, previous breast cancer, being caucasian, dense breast tissue, some previous benign breast conditions, never having given birth or 1st child after age 30, early menarche, late menopause, radiation (chest), exposure to diethylstilbestrol, hormone replacement after menopause, oral contraceptives, >>.

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Please tell me if it is uncommon for teenage girls to get breast cancer?

Please tell me if it is uncommon for teenage girls to get breast cancer?

Yes, uncommon!: 15% of women diagnosed with breast cancer are between the ages of 15 and 39... And most are closer to 39. It's always possible, but very unlikely, for a teenager to get breast cancer.

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What should a normal teen girls breasts look like?

What should a normal teen girls breasts look like?

Variable: It depends on the stage of development. Search tanner staging for females.

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Can male breast reduction be done on a teenage boy? My 15-year old son's breasts have been growing for about a year now. They're actually bigger than some of the girls' he knows. He's really embarrassed and has been staying home more and more. Is he too y

Can male breast reduction be done on a teenage boy? My 15-year old son's breasts have been growing for about a year now. They're actually bigger than some of the girls' he knows. He's really embarrassed and has been staying home more and more. Is he too y

Male: Male breast development is normal in teenagers. Unfortunately, development is excessive in some young men. It is unlikely to be caused by an endocrine problem but it is probably worthwhile having his pediatrician evaluate him for this. I feel that if he is mature enough to handle going through an operation, then age 15 is fine for this problem. The improvement in self esteem can be quite significant.

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Best women vitamins for teenage girls, that would help with breast growth and acne, or overall health?

Best women vitamins for teenage girls, that would help with breast growth and acne, or overall health?

None: There is no specific vitamin or mineral to help with breast growth or acne. However many teenage girls have diets deficient in calcium, iron and vitamin d. A multivitamin with iron can help with vitamin d and iron- however teen girls need to add more dairy such as milk, cheese or yoghurt for adequate calcium intake.

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I'm a young teen and I have a lump under my breast and its itchy, should I go to the doctor?

I'm a young teen and I have a lump under my breast and its itchy, should I go to the doctor?

Yes: It's rare for a young teen to get breast cancer, and the itchy lump is probably something else like an allergy or a bug bite. But any lump in or near the breast that does not go away should always be checked out by a healthcare provider.

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Is breast pain common in late 40's? no lumps and abnormilities.

Is breast pain common in late 40's? no lumps and abnormilities.

No: No it isn't, unless they are very large and unsupported.

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What causes of breast lumps?

What causes of breast lumps?

Many things: "lumps" can be normal areas of asymmetrically dense breast tissue, fluid filled cysts, benign solid masses, or malignancy. Any new lump drawing attention or concern particularly if it persists or enlarges over a short period of time should be appropriately evaluated by a physician.

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What are breast lumps composed of?

What are breast lumps composed of?

Breast tissue: Breasts are inherently lumpy structures. The milk producing portions are branch like and separated by fat. Younger women have more of the glandular breast tissue and are often more lumpy on examination. Any lump that stands out from the rest if the breast tissue should be evaluated. Some "lumps" are normal, some are cysts filled with fluid, some are benign growths and some are cancerous.

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What are the types of breast lumps?

Tumors, Cysts, etc.: The breast by its very nature is "lumpy-bumpy", often making it difficult to distinguish lumps that count from normal breat tissue. Lumps "that count" (dominant masses) tend to be distinct from normal breast tissue. They may be fluid-filled (cysts) or solid (tumors)--this can be differentiated by ultrasound. Tumors may be benign or malignant--this can be differentiated by biopsy.

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Are breast lumps cancerous?

Are breast lumps cancerous?

Many Possibilities: The breast by its very nature is "lumpy-bumpy", often making it difficult to distinguish lumps that count from normal breat tissue. Lumps "that count" (dominant masses) tend to be distinct from normal breast tissue. They may be fluid-filled (cysts) or solid (tumors)--this can be differentiated by ultrasound. Tumors may be benign or malignant--this can be differentiated by biopsy.

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Does bc pills cause breast lumps?

Does bc pills cause breast lumps?

They can: Birth control pills contain estrogen and/or Progesterone (hormones) that regulate your cycle and ovulation (making an egg). Those same hormones can stimulate breast tissue. Have it checked by your regular doctor or consider a mammogram if new.

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Can breast lumps be non-cancerous?

Can breast lumps be non-cancerous?

Yes: Lumps can be caused by cysts and benign solid lesions such as fibroadenomas. The only way to tell the difference between these and cancers is to get mammograms and ultrasound examinations of the lumpy areas. When there is still a question, a needle biopsy or aspiration is done to make sure.