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Observation: 13 yr old male with nipple pain "when push or hit". Pubertal changes in males can typically involve mild temporary breast enlargement & tenderness due to hormonal fluctuations. Minor trauma to the breast can elicit discomfort. These breast changes occur early in puberty and disappear by late puberty, usually 16 to 17 yrs old. See your doctor if you have nipple discharge or pain becomes persistent. ...Read more
Can a girl's pink nipples change to brown around age 20 as a result of them being sucked on when she was a teen?
Skin and Aging: Nope. It is the changes of growing into young adulthood. It is not in any way related to sexual play years earlier. ...Read more
I've had swollen nipples since I was a teen. I would like to know what can I do to unswell these nipples. It's heavy and it hurts.
There are five...: ....Tanner stages. These are describe the stages of development, stage 1 being child (no breasts), stage 5 being adult with adult breasts. Stage four involves a "secondary mound (like a breast on a breast), " which is probably what you are describing. Some women stop at stage four, so are that way permanently. Nevertheless, if it's heavy and painful, it should be checked. See your gynecologist. ...Read more
I'm a teen. One of my nipples looks a little cracked. Its not dry, does not hurt. Just looks cracked and one of the little areas is brown/black normal?
Depends on the size: Pigmented lesions ar eof concern if they are growing in size/diameter to more than 4 mm. So watch it for sometime and note any changes. A change of color and or size indicate they are active and may be better to be removed. ...Read more
My nipples doesn't protrude out. In my teens-many incidents where I brushed against the wall, etc. And it caused pain in the area. Anything serious?
Not to worry: Flat nipples are really quite common and not anything to be concerned about. As far as the sensitivity during your teen years, this too is normal as the hormones in the teen years make the general nipple/areola area very sensitive and even minor encounters, like rubbing against a wall, could cause discomfort. All you describe is normal! ...Read more
As of now I have inverted nipples, they have been checked out already. I am a teen, so what age do nipple finish developing? Will they pop out?
Probably normal: Inversion of the nipples is a normal variant. They may or may not eventually protrude and if they don't, this doesn't mean breast feeding will be unsuccessful in the future. There really is no treatment for nipple inversion. ...Read more
Large breasts for my age (36f in teens)and the nipples have grown quite big to be proportion, if I had a reduction would they make nipples smaller? How?
Depends: If by nipples you are referring to the dark circle of skin (areola) around the 'nipple', then yes, a breast reduction will make them smaller and more proportional to your new smaller and lifted breasts. If your actual protruding nipple is very large, a breast reduction doesn't generally fix that but there are operations that can. Is it a large nipple or large areola? ...Read more
I have this bump on my left breast that's I can pick up near my nipple what is this and what can I do to make it go away? I'm a teen
Breast lump: Have an exam and an US if indicated. Breast Cancer is very rare in teenagers so it is likely a blocked duct or a type of cyst. Once a diagnosis has been made, getting it resolved will be the next step. All the best. ...Read more
Their was a lump in my right nipple. I went to doctor but he said its normal in teens and it went away with time. Now their is lump in my left nipple.
Depends on the situa: Pubertal gynecomastia will occur in 1/3 to 1/2 of males & generally last about a year before fading. Up to 3 years is noted occasionally before disappearing. Overweight kids can appear to have it from just fat accumulation. If present after 3 years, surgical removal of the glandular tissue & liposuction of any associated fatty tissue will do the job. ...Read more
Nipples have been cracked, itchy, clear yellow fluid come out of cracks, on and off since teens. Why? I also have recurring vaginal candida. Related?
Sounds like eczema: And the yellow discharge can be secondary infection of the eczema. Try OTC antibiotic ointment and make appointment to see derm for prescription medicine to clear eczema as well. You may need oral antibiotics. This is unlikely related to your candida but see derm sooner than later. ...Read more
I'm a teen and I have a milimiter brown spot on my left nipple, maybe a tiny discoloration on 1of the patches? No pain/discharge, freckle/mole or cancer?
Likely benign: I would watch it for increase in size, change in consistency or bleeding; if none of these then this is likely a benign mole. ...Read more
I have a painless lump in my left nipple I just found I got my nipple twisted really bad when I was a teen. Is this breast cancer or just scar tissue?
Is it stable?: If it has been stable for a time, it's scar, gynecomsstia, or just a big gland. A 23 year old man has almost zero risk of breast cancer. ...Read more
I feel that I may be developing breast cancer. I feel a hard painless lump in my left nipple that is small. May have been caused by a form of horseplay known as nipple twisting that I had happen to me in teen years. Is this lump cancer or scar tissue?
For a teen girl, would nipple rash only by eczema or could it be a paget's disease or breast cancer?
Anything: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If she sleeps on her stomach she could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. ...Read more
Can S shaped scoliosis over 25 degrees cause an even more uneven chest in girls during teen years?
Scoliosis involving: The thorax causes a prominence of the ribs on the back and then on the opposite side in the front which may be somewhat noticable with or without breast growth. Scoliosis tends to worsen during periods of growth, but most 17 year old girls have reached adult height, and their curve will most likely remain fairly stable. ...Read more
Do doctors listen to a teen with asthmas chest longer than they listen to a teen without asthmas chest?
Auscultation: Dear hummus. If you are actually only 13, please remember that this site requires you to be at least 16 years old to ask questions yourself. Your parent can ask for you. How much goes into auscultating the lungs can depend on what the findings are. A physician would want to be especially thorough if there is a pulmonary complaint. One would try to listen to at least one respiratory cycle in. ...Read more
Can teens have angina? I ben having chest pains for a year now sometimes more severe than others. I had at least 3 normal chest xrays. Hurts when flex
My teen has intermitant sharp chest pain. He said last time that it spread after to his left side and felt like it was "protruding". What can this be?
I have a very large chest area for my age and they don't reduce even in weightloss, the growth rate had slowed down, I am a middle aged teen, help?!
Breast Reduction: Breast reduction surgery may be appropriate for you. If you are only in your mid-teens, however, it may be premature for you to have surgery only because your breasts will continue to grow for a few more years. Seek a consultation with a plastic surgeon to see what can be done. In the meantime, don't forget the benefit of an appropriately supportive, well fitting bra. ...Read more
I have ribcage deformity where my left chest ribs are caved out and my back seems to be caved in & I have a weird looking left shoulder. Pls specify? Can I be operated to be a normal shaped teen?
I have chest pain, but it only hurts when I stretch. It also is located in the upper left side of my chest. I'm only a teen.?
Musculoskeletal pain: It is very unlikely to represent serious issues, such as a cardiovascular origin. If it is reproducible with certain movement, it is almost certainly related to muscle strain from exercise or past injury. Unless it is severe, it is probably worth giving some time and possibly a short course of anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more
Is a heart rate of 67 BPM normal for a healthy teen? I get chest pain sometimes, but not a strong pain.
Chest discomfort: Is always something you want examined... to rule out arrhythmias especially if you get involved in competitive sports ...Read more