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Will my male puberty nipples go away?

Will my male puberty nipples go away?

Depends: Roughly half of males go through transient nipple enlargement on one or both sides at the onset of puberty.Most resolve within 6m to a year, it is considered normal. I went through it. A few will have persistent or dramatic gynecomastia. It can erode someones self concept, surgery is helpful for those who don't clear up after a year or so. ...Read more

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Puberty (Definition)

Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more


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I have puffy nipples since puberty, which doctor should I go to check my hormones? Male, 25 weight 68 kg has chest fat.

I have puffy nipples since puberty, which doctor should I go to check my hormones? Male, 25 weight 68 kg has chest fat.

You can start: With primary care physician. That provider might refer you to an endocrinologist. Take care. ...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 to do if I'm a 17 year old male. I'm pretty skinny, but my nipples are swollen/puffy. Is there a cure?

What to do if I'm a 17 year old male. I'm pretty skinny, but my nipples are swollen/puffy. Is there a cure?

See your doctor: You need to see your doctor to discuss and evaluate this concern. It could be gynecomastia, which not uncommon during puberty for adolescent boys. This is swelling of the breast tissue and usually gets better without treatment if mild. Without a complete history & physical exam, this is only speculation. You should see your doctor to get a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi, my left nipple is swollen and puffy. It is also more sensitive. It has been this way for a month and a half with no change I'm a 21 year old male.

Nipple swollen: You may have an infection in your left breast. In any case uou should see your doctor for further evaluation ...Read more

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The area right next to my right nipple has suddenly swollen up. It is also painful to touch. No discharge etc. I'm a 20 year old male. Should I worry?

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The area right next to my right nipple has suddenly swollen up. It is also painful to touch. No discharge etc. I'm a 20 year old male. Should I worry?

Probably: If this does not improve after 2-3 days or gets worse, it is best to get it checked out by your doctor. (assuming you don't have a piercing on your nipple). ...Read more

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I am 17 year old male, I have both nipples swollen like in the pic given above, when I take a cold shower the nipples contract but after bath they becom?

I am 17 year old male, I have both nipples swollen like in the pic given above, when I take a cold shower the nipples contract but after bath they becom?

Gynecomastia: This is likely transient gynecomastia that occurs with puberty will usually resolve in 6 mo to a year. When it has persisted for more than three years, liposuction or other surgical intervention may be required for a satisfactory result. If you carry some extra weight, it can just be a site where extra fat is stored. We have no access to pics you upload, that is reserved for concierge members. ...Read more

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Swollen nipples and small lump under them (male). Infection or something worse?

Not uncommon: This may be quite normal and persist for some time. If it becomes increasingly annoying, there is discharge from the nipples, it becomes red, increasingly tender, or other symptoms occur, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Approx. 20 yr. Old male, m I having gynecomastia? Not crossed puberty changes (body indicates), no chest hair and not full facial hair? Should I wait?

Approx. 20 yr. Old male, m I having gynecomastia? Not crossed puberty changes (body indicates), no chest hair and not full facial hair? Should I wait?

Get seen: You're "approximately 20 years old" and you seem to be using euphemisms for not having powerful erections / ejaculations like your peers. I suspect you have XXY or some other disorder preventing you from becoming a complete man. In any case, you don't have to tolerate having gynecomastia -- removing these is office surgery. I hope you get what you want -- and an XXY has a choice. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a hard, round lump behind each nipple. I'm a 19 y/o male. Is this pubertal gynecomastia? If so, what are my options for this issue?

I have a hard, round lump behind each nipple. I'm a 19 y/o male. Is this pubertal gynecomastia? If so, what are my options for this issue?

Late teen gyneco: Gynecomastia with breast bud needs examination by your FM, Plastic Surgeon, Endocrine doctors. Than the options of a wait and see or surgical excision with pathology diagnosis will be presented to you.. ...Read more

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Underneath my nipple there seems to be something firm, im only a teenager could it be puberty?

Underneath my nipple there seems to be something firm, im only a teenager could it be puberty?

Male breast tissue: About 1/2 males will undergo a transient nipple/breast enlargement at he onset of puberty. Carrying extra weigh aggravates the issue as part of the enlargement is fat. Most will resolve slowly as other hormonal changes kick in over about a year. If the process is unchanged after 2-3 yrs ; you've made an effort to lose any extra weight, it is time to discuss it with a surgeon. No meds will fix I ...Read more

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I'm a 32 year old man, why do my nipples appear to have fluid in them? Been like that since puberty. Can I get rid of it?

I'm a 32 year old man, why do my nipples appear to have fluid in them? Been like that since puberty. Can I get rid of it?

Male nipple discharg: It is unusual for male nipples to show a discharge. Do you also have a lumps under your breasts? Please consult your doctor or a surgeon to evaluate your situation soon. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and hit puberty 2-3 years ago, I'm also overweight, I have chest fat and hardness under nipple, do I have pseudogynecomastia or pubertal gyne?

I'm 16 and hit puberty 2-3 years ago, I'm also overweight, I have chest fat and hardness under nipple, do I have pseudogynecomastia or pubertal gyne?

Probably both. All: Teens need annual check-ups to address health, lifestyle, emotional & social issues. If your Body Mass Index is 95th%ile or higher, your GP will check for obesity-related disorders & do what's needed to help you get healthy, if you're willing to do the work. Gynecomastia of puberty goes away on its own; obesity does not. ...Read more

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at 14 I started puberty, I got a dime sized lump in each of my nipples, I am 17, 5'10 VERY LEAN and I still have the lumps, Am I a "late bloomer"?

at 14 I started puberty, I got a dime sized lump in each of my nipples, I am 17, 5'10 VERY LEAN and I still have the lumps, Am I a "late bloomer"?

May be: You need to see your pediatrician first, who may refer you to pediatric endocrinologist, history and physical exam to determine what stage of maturity you are at, may be some blood tests and imaging studies, best wishes ...Read more

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Does puberty affect nipples on guys?

It often does: Around 1/3 &1/2 of males will respond to low levels of hormones in early puberty with nipple enlargement & a small amount of spongy breast tissue just under the nipple. It may affect one or both sides & last about a year in most cases before gradually going away. Rarely it can last longer. ...Read more

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Do you get inverted nipples during puberty?

Do you get inverted nipples during puberty?

Generally not: Sometimes during breast feeding, but pregnancy and breast feeding often cause invented nipples to "pop out". Sometimes frequent manual stimulation will do the same thing. They are generally a benign condition. ...Read more

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Should I have my nipples checked out? Lumps developed under my nipples during puberty and never went away. I'm 18 and they still exist after 4 or 5 years. I am very self-conscious but should I be concerned?

Should I have my nipples checked out? Lumps developed under my nipples during puberty and never went away. I'm 18 and they still exist after 4 or 5 years. I am very self-conscious but should I be concerned?

Any: Any lumps in the breast warrant investigation. Since they are in both breasts (bilateral) then that is very reassuring that it is likely not malignant. Your doctor will need to examine your breasts, and based on his/her findings will either monitor you over time, or order an ultrasound and/or mammogram.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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If a teenager has not hit puberty but hainvg nipple pain, what does that mean?

If a teenager has not hit puberty but hainvg nipple pain, what does that mean?

Puberty on the way: The forst signo f puberty in girls particularly begins with a breast bud...A hard lump under the nipple. It can be one sided or both sided. The nipple can look swollen and be tender. Two years from this point is the typical onset of menses (a period). If a teen has not started puberty at all by 14-15 the teen should be evaluated by his/her doctor and may need further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my right nipple. Is this apart of puberty or should I get it checked out?

?????????????????: You give no helpful data. About half of males will develop nipple or breast enlargement at the onset of puberty in one or both sides. It usually lasts up to a year before regressing. It can be exaggerated by being overweight. ...Read more

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I have a left lump underneath my left nipple and I did some research and it says I'm experiencing puberty changes but I'm just making sure.?

I have a left lump underneath my left nipple and I did some research and it says I'm experiencing puberty changes but I'm just making sure.?

Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia can occur in up to almost half of boys as they transition through puberty. It is caused by the rapid shift in hormones that occurs in boys. Check with your doctor about it over the summer during your checkup! Thanks for trusting in Healthtap! ...Read more

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Hi my brother is 12 and goin through puberty and has a lump under his nipple that is hard is this related to puberty or not. Quick response apprecited?

Hi my brother is 12 and goin through puberty and has a lump under his nipple that is hard is this related to puberty or not. Quick response apprecited?

Common, goes away: Pubertal gynecomastia will occur in 1/3 to 1/2 of males ; generally last about a year before fading. Intensity varies from small lump to generous boobs.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

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I havesaggy chest which I tink is gyno, I workout a lot at the gum to build chest but d nipple area remais soft. I'm havin late puberty, will d lumps go?

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

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My brother is 15 and is going through puberty. He has puffy nipples from quite sometime? Is there a cure? Does it go by age?

My brother is 15 and is going through puberty. He has puffy nipples from quite sometime? Is there a cure? Does it go by age?

Gynecomastia, benign: enlargement of breast tissue, occurs in up to 70 % of males during puberty. It is caused by a normal, transient relative imbalance between female & male hormones. It usually resolves by 18 when adult ratios are achieved. He does need to see his pediatrician for an exam to determine if there's any need for lab tests. His doctor can educate & reassure him that it should be gone by 18. ...Read more

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I have had black scabs on my nipples with white stuff on and I have had this since I started puberty and im now 17. they are not painful at all. Help?

I have had black scabs on my nipples with white stuff on and I have had this since I started puberty and im now 17. they are not painful at all. Help?

Comedomes?: Perhaps these are blocked pores or comedomal acne. If these have been there since the onset of puberty, it is important for a Doc to look and evaluate them. ...Read more

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I have a daughter that is 11 years old. She is in Puberty right now and her boobs/nipples are always itchy. Is there any problem?

I have a daughter that is 11 years old. She is in Puberty right now and her boobs/nipples are always itchy. Is there any problem?

No: Puberty is a process that takes place over several years. The first signs are usually sweating in the armpits and hair growth there. There are many helpful books on it. One that I recommend to girls in my practice when they reach age 10 is "The What Is Happening To My Body Book for Girls". If the girl decides she wants a woman doc I refer. That has happened twice in 36 years. ...Read more

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My 11 year old daughter is complaining about her right nipple to be itching a lot and she's in puberty. Is this something to worry about?

My 11 year old daughter is complaining about her right nipple to be itching a lot and she's in puberty. Is this something to worry about?

Itching nipple: It sounds like she may be experiencing some early symptoms of puberty. When the breast tissue is growing there can be some pain and itching. Other possibilities include scratchy fabric, an allergy to detergent or soap or dry skin. The youngest patient with breast cancer was 11 but this is extremely unlikely. Have your pediatrician check her. ...Read more

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I have no gyno but puffy nipples since puberty. I'm a bodybuilder and weight is 68 KG. I feel there's hollowness under my areola. Is it FAT?

I have no gyno but puffy nipples since puberty. I'm a bodybuilder and weight is 68 KG. I feel there's hollowness under my areola. Is it FAT?

Get examined: Describing your areole can help only so much, but an exam will give the most information. It is likely this is connective tissue and glandular subcutaneous structures, but have a doctor or nurse practitioner weigh in on this with a physical exam, and go from there ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my inner upper thigh, I got them in my nipples at like the age of 14 and they went away and then I got them on my thighs before but they always go away I'm 20 now is it just something puberty related?

Possibly: , Without seeing these lumps it's not possible to diagnose them, but they may be tiny inclusion cysts or blocked pores, and may be related to hormonal effects on your skin. To be sure, consult your physician or a dermatologist if you have further concerns. ...Read more

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My nipples have turned puffy over the past month, they never used to be and I am really unhappy with them. Is this just puberty? Will they go away?

Things to look for: Yes, it likely will get better over a couple weeks. Things to look for that might indicate a more serious problem such as infection are: redness, warmth, worsening pain, discharge, skin retraction, or a mass. You should have a doctor examine you if you notice these things. ...Read more

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Almost 12yo son has small lump behind one nipple. Nurse said not to be concerned, most likely hormones/puberty. Just looking for reassurance.

Totally normal: I can easily reassure you. A little bit of asymmetric breast tissue right under the nipples in this tween, early puberty age group of your son is quite normal. (called gynecomastia) The other side might soon be involved. Nothing to worry about though some boys don't like the look under t- shirts so gently discuss solutions for him. ...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