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Painful Male breast lump

Hi,

I am a 20 year old male with a lump under my left breast. Not very large. It seems like the nipple retracts, but no discharge. It has been there for maybe 6 months, but the last month is when it has really started hurting. Even when sleeping on my left side, the pain can be very irritating. I do workout on a constant basis and have recently lost some weight. I have read up on Gynecomastia, but do not have insurance right now to see a doctor. I know breast cancer is rare at my age, but it is still possible. Any thoughts?

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Breast cancer in men is a rare disease. Less than 1% of all breast cancers occur in
men. (http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/male_bc/index.jsp?gclid=COjJoZLtwZECFQUllgodzhyfCQ)


If you notice any persistent changes to your breasts, you should contact your doctor. Here are some signs to watch for:

- a lump felt in the breast
- nipple pain
- an inverted nipple
- nipple discharge (clear or bloody)
- sores on the nipple and areola (the small ring of color around the center of the nipple)
- enlarged lymph nodes under the arm

Most likely isn't cancer but need to see a doctor to make sure. Since it hurts, it must be something that needs treatment.

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Hi, my dad is going through the same thing. He's 55 and has had this lump for about 6 months and said that it just started hurting recently. There is no discharge or inversion of the nipple. He also doesn't have medical insurance and I was wondering if you coul keep me posted on what this may be. Thanks!
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similar situation check my posts. Im a 25 years old male.
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well i have one in my right, little tiny thing but still noticeable like almost a small 1cm in diameter disc directly under my nipple, no pain just worries. it sometimes looks inverted like a crease in the nipple like how u fold paper but slightly noticeable. but wen it gets cold or the temp. changes suddenly in retracts kinda lika a girl (lol). doesnt rly look like a nipple more like an upside down bowl. I am 14 male (very handsome lol) but just rly worried after i watched this scrubs episode bout this guy gettin breast cancer cuz he said he had lump un his right nipple like i do ahh! not rly a member so whoever has a comment plz email me ***@**** thats all the info i have to give so just get back to me asap. thanks.
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