This patient support community is for discussions relating to general health issues, adolescents, babies, child health, eating disorders, fitness, immunizations and vaccines, infectious diseases, and senior health.
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.
I know when I was 15 and had the same issue cone up my mom was able to find a medical program for kids. I believe here in Texas it is called chip. There are also clinics like planned parenthood that could point you in the right direction. You should try not to stress so much though. Don't put it off but don't stress as well.
My lump ended up just being a cyst. I have has a few over the years. But every doctor says they are nothing to worry about. So a lump could be nothing. Still as I said don't put it off just in case. It is always better to be safe then sorry.
Good luck, and I will be praying for you and your daughter. May God be with you,
Because she has discomfort, it could be a clogged milk duct or fibrocystic disease. Try some warm compresses to see if that helps. If the lump is hard and doesn't move, it could be serious. If it is soft and moveable, it could be a benign lipoma or just a clogged milk duct.
Mine was hard and didn't move and it was nothing to worry about. Just wanted to state that. Also, I forgot to suggest a warm compress that is what they told me for the discomfort. Good suggestion silverfox67.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.