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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I just found out I have a lump on my left breast, my dr says I have nothing to worry about since this is common for girls my age group, I am 29.?

I just found out I have a lump on my left breast, my dr says I have nothing to worry about since this is common for girls my age group, I am 29.?

Pursue further.: Your doctor may very well be right, but it couldn’t hurt to pursue this further with a mammogram and ultrasound of the breast. Could be something simple, but we should be sure. I’d advise the mammogram and ultrasound to be safe. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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, >>. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Does nursing lead to breast lumps?

Does nursing lead to breast lumps?

Yes: Sometimes a nursing mother can have a galactocele, a milk-filled cyst in the mammary gland. This is benign and is caused by a protein plug that blocks off the milk duct. It is safe to breast feed your baby. It usually resolves when the baby is weaned. ...Read more

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Are cancerous breast lumps painful?

Are cancerous breast lumps painful?

Not usually: Pain is not a common symptom of breast cancer. ...Read more

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How can you check for breast lumps?

How can you check for breast lumps?

See below: Here is a nice explanation:

http://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/breastcancer/moreinformation/breastcancerearlydetection/breast-cancer-early-detection-acs-recs-bse


if you have any questions see your gynecologist to explain. ...Read more

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What can cause painful breast lumps?

What can cause painful breast lumps?

Many things: Cyst in the breast. Fibrocystic change, fibroadenoma, mastitis and breast cancer.
All could cause pain in the breast. ...Read more

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What can I do about painful breast lumps?

What can I do about painful breast lumps?

Decrease caffeine: You most likely have fibrocystic changes. These are common. Try decreasing caffeine (coffee, tea, soda pop, iced tea, chocolate) and lowering stress. You can seek out a breast specialist if there is no relief. ...Read more

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Are malignant breast lumps usually movable?

Are malignant breast lumps usually movable?

Yes: While the "classic" description of a breast cancer is "fixed" and "immovable", I have found many palpable breast cancers to be movable within the breast. The bottom line is that when a woman finds a new lump in her breast, she should seek out medical attention for further evaluation regardless of its mobility within the breast. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to check for breast lumps?

Can you tell me how to check for breast lumps?

Breast self-exam: This site will teach you how to do a breast self- exam.
http://www. Nationalbreastcancer. Org/breast-self-exam. ...Read more

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What are some ways to spot lumps in the breast?

What are some ways to spot lumps in the breast?

Examine yourself: To find lumps in your breast, you should perform your own breast self exam every month. The goal is to become familiar with your normal lumpiness, so that if something feels abnormal, you can get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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How can you check your breasts for lumps/cancer?

How can you check your breasts for lumps/cancer?

Mammogram&Self-Exam: The best way to check for breast cancer is a screening mammogram. It's safe, inexpensive, and noninvasive; it is most effective after menopause; most recommend starting at age 40. Self-examination is not as highly-endorsed but I think it can be a very effective way to find cancers when done often. Lastly, having a yearly physician exam is important as well. ...Read more

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Does breast size increase with age for all girls?

Not always: This depends on several factors including weight gain, hormones, onset of menstruation, genetics, and much, much more. ...Read more

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Lumps. On my right side near my breast and ribs?

Lumps. On my right side near my breast and ribs?

See doctor: Lumps in the area of concern may be fatty masses (lipoma), breast masses (cyst, mass), sebaceous cysts, etc. See doctor for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of lumps in a male breast?

What could be the cause of lumps in a male breast?

Breast tissue: Lumpy breasts are usually breast tissue but the differential diagnosis list is large. One does not want to miss a breast cancer so an exam and possibly biopsy and/or mammogram will be considered by your physician. ...Read more

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How to give yourself a breast check up for lumps?

How to give yourself a breast check up for lumps?

NoLonger Recommended: Large studies have found that BSE is not effective in preventing death, and actually caused harm through needless biopsies and surgery. The World Health Organization, the US National Cancer Institute, the US Preventive Services Task Force, the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommend AGAINST the use of breast self-examinations. SEE http://bit. Ly/1MxKJMa ...Read more

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Can perimenopause effect the breast? Lumps etc...

Can perimenopause effect the breast? Lumps etc...

Yes: Anytime there are hormone changes such as perimenopause they can affect the small cysts in the breast. This can create lumpiness and tenderness. Any new persistent lump needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp breast pains with no lumps?

What could cause sharp breast pains with no lumps?

Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. If you are over 40, then you should have a mammogram and ultrasound. Please get evaluated by a breast specialist. ...Read more

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What would cause painful lumps on ribs under breast?

What would cause painful lumps on ribs under breast?

Costochondritis: The joints between the ribs and sternum (breastbone) can be swollen and sore. Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) helps. ...Read more

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How do I know if breast lumps are benign or malignant?

How do I know if breast lumps are benign or malignant?

See a doctor: By yourself, you cannot tell if a breast lump is benign or not. Is it new or changing? Painful or not? You really must see a doctor for a physical examination & likely mammogram and/or breast ultrasound. Do not try to guess yourself without a doctor's exam. ...Read more