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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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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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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Check yourself after your period
Monthly
Check daily in shower after soaping up
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Learn the architecture of your breasts by repetition
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Observe skin around nipples
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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. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Seek immediate evaluation by your physician
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Have diagnostic mammography, ultrasound or MRI if recommended
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Remember most breast lumps are benign
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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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I have all different size lumps within both breasts along with pain. Thoughts?

I have all different size lumps within both breasts along with pain. Thoughts?

Mult breast lumps: The most common cause of multiple breast lumps, both breasts associated with breast pain would be fibrocystic disease. A benign disease but can be very painful. Some drs advocate taking primrose ool or vit e to alleviate symptoms. You should still be evaluated by your dr to make sure. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Perform monthly self breast exams.
monthly
See your doctor immediately if breast lump found.
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Yearly breast exams after age 40 by your doctor.
yearly
Yearly mammograms after age 40.
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How important is it for a woman to regularly examine here breasts for unnatural lumps?

How important is it for a woman to regularly examine here breasts for unnatural lumps?

Very: A woman knows her breasts better than anyone else, including of course her physician, and before the mammogram promotion, women who did self-exam as they should at the same time each month very seldom died of breast cancer. A dominant mass found needs a physician office visit. Call me old-fashioned, but i believe every woman needs to do this even today. ...Read more

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