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Dr. Alan Greene
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Ashu Syal
Board Certified, Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Board Certified, General Surgery
28 years in practice
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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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Dr. Devon Webster
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Alexander Barkan
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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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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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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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Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
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Dr. Craig Keathley
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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Dr. Devon Webster
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
16 years in practice
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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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