Breast Cancer Community
My 14 year old daughter has a lump
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to breast cancer, biopsy, genetics, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, lumps, lumpectomy, lymph node dissection, lymphedema, mammograms, mastectomy, radiation therapy, reconstruction, and self exams.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

My 14 year old daughter has a lump

Tonight my 14 year old daughter informed me that she was having discomfort in her right breast behind the nipple. Only on the right side. There's an obvious lump under the nipple. She has already been having periods since 11 and I don't believe she's still going threw puberty. I'm so worried about this I can think straight! We have no insurance and I don't know where to start as far as seeking medial attention. Do to the lack of insurance and money, I don't want to go on a wild goose chase with doctors. She says it just came out of nowhere and just noticed it this morning. I'm asking for some piece of mind and should I start at her pediatrician? Or a specialist?  

                                                           Someone please get get to me soon and thank you so very much.
1 Comment
Blank
587083_tn?1327123862
Hi,
Please don't worry about your daughter's lump.The changes she is going through are extremely common at 14, because at this age her hormones are changing and all this makes breast lumps much more likely.Feeling a lump or lumps in young girls is inevitable and it's part of growing.
Advise your daughter to limit chocolates and colas as caffeine might increase pain in her breasts and causes lumps to swell .These type of lumps go away on their own after a few weeks,but if it persists after her period is over or seems to be getting bigger quickly, and if her breast seems red, swollen and painful, then don't ignore it.I would advise you to take her to her pediatrician for an examination to make sure she doesn't have an infection that should be treated with antibiotics.
All the best to both of you.. :)
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Breast Cancer Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Breast Cancer Answerers
25201_tn?1255584436
Blank
japdip
587083_tn?1327123862
Blank
zouzi
739091_tn?1300669627
Blank
SueYoung55
State of Confusion
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
ncmichigan
Willis, MI
1119363_tn?1330359040
Blank
Cheerpul
Napoleon, OH