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male painful and swollen nipple

My son is 14 and recently has told me of a small pea size lump that I can feel in his right nipple that is swollen and sore. He tells me it has been there for two weeks but is getting more sore. Im not sure if this is normal for a boy in puberty such as he is???
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587083 tn?1327123862
Hi,
Breast cancer in adolescent males is virtually unheard of.However,teenage boys going through puberty commonly develop a tender lump under the nipple of one or both breasts. This condition is called “gynecomastia.”caused by hormone changes during puberty, is very common, affecting many teenage boys. It is normal, temporary, and not a sign of breast cancer.
If the pain and swelling of the nipple persists,a visit to the doctor would be a good idea so that you can be reassured and have peace of mind.
Best wishes to both you and your son.
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