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My 11 yr old son told me yesterday that one of his nipples is sore. I looked at it and it looks a little swollen. Should I be concerned?

My 11 yr old son told me yesterday that one of his nipples is sore. I looked at it and it looks a little swollen.  Should I be concerned?

Follow with care: It is normal for boys (and girls) to experience changes of the nipples and breasts between 9 and 12 years of age. Boys may develop small breast buds and sometimes have sensitive areas with small amount of drainage. It is important to discuss with a pediatrician and evaluate a boy's genitalia to ensure normal development. If breast buds develop excessively (gynecomastia) treatment is available. ...Read more

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A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more


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My 11 year old son has a sore throat, swollen tonsils and on the left side of his mouth behind his last molar gums are swollen. Is it okay to give them to him, if so what size and for how long? I have some augmentin 875-125mg tabs. Is it okay to give them

My 11 year old son has a sore throat, swollen tonsils and on the left side of his mouth behind his last molar gums are swollen. Is it okay to give them to him, if so what size and for how long? I have some augmentin 875-125mg tabs. Is it okay to give them

Sounds like teething: The symptoms you describe sound like your son's 2nd molars are coming in. I do not know how much your son weighs, so i cannot comment on whether the Augmentin is safe or not. Half a teaspoon of salt in a tall glass of warm water is a great rinse for swelling. Rinse frequently and spit, don't swallow. Talk to your physician or dentist about the proper antibiotic and what dose to take. ...Read more

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My 11 year old daughter has a tender lump beside her right nipple, not under the nipple. Is this the beginning of thelarche ?

My 11 year old daughter has a tender lump beside her right nipple, not under the nipple.  Is this the beginning of thelarche
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Congrats! Puberty: It certianly sounds like pubertal changes breast tisuue can begin anywhere in the breast area during puberty - it does not have to start right under the nipple. Tender is good too, although she may not think so. It's the non-tender breast masses that would be of more concern. And usually one side starts before the other (usually the dominant hand), so the fact it's just one side is ok to start. ...Read more

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Why are my nipples swollen and sore and feels like something's inside them? 20yr male student.

Why are my nipples swollen and sore and feels like something's inside them?  20yr male student.

Gynecomastia: You should have this evaluated by a doctor as this sounds like you may have a condition that causes swelling of breast tissue called gynecomastia? This can be caused by many things and does need to be checked out. See you doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have sore and swollen nipples?

Pregnancy?: This can be a symptom of pregnancy. Please see your doctor to get checked out. ...Read more

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Last period ended. Feb 13th, I have sore swollen breats hard under both nipples to touch. To early to take a pregnacy test what else could it be?

Last period ended. Feb 13th, I have sore swollen breats hard under both  nipples to touch. To early to take a pregnacy  test what else could it be?

Progesterone effect: Although this could be pregnancy, many women get very sore and swollen breasts during pms which occurs in the week prior to a period. Based on your last menses, you should be in this time of your cycle when Progesterone levels are high and breasts can respond as you have felt. Definitely take a pregnancy test though if your cycle is late. ...Read more

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