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13 year old with a hard lump under his nipple

Hi,

My 13 year old son has a Hard, painful lump under his right nipple that has been hurting for about three weeks. We called the doctor and spoke to the triage nurse last week, and she said that it was most likley hormones and that it was a breat bud, because some boys will get them in puberty.   I insisted on seeing a doctor to verify this. We took him on friday, and the doctor was concerned that when he felt it, it was Hard and about pea sized.  He said hormones and breast buds are swollen nipples, not hard lumps. My sons nipple itself is not swollen. There is just a hard, pea sized, painful lump under his right nipple.

They are sending him to a pediatric surgeon to have it checked. So, we are worried. What will they do?  Will they try to aspirate it? Send him for an ultrasound,etc?  Are there cases of 13 year old boys getting cancer in this area?

If you could respond, I would greatly appreciate it!

Thank You!      
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His age is young to be thinking about cancer.

however, if the doctor was concerned, then they probably will do a CT  or MRI.
and/or perhaps do blood work, and they should do blood work.
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I think its just they are growing up, everthing is getting bigger,just keep a eye on it make sure it doesnt get any bigger, and if he say it hurts bad take him to doctor soon.
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To say that at age 13 is too young to even think about cancer is being a bit NAIVE!! Young Babies get cancer!
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I am 13, and i am right now having the same problem, but my left not right. Any tips?
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same ive been feeling pain in my "right boob" but there isnt a lump. when u touch it, it kinda hurts an u can feel a bump under the nipple. im also 13 btw.
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same ive been feeling pain in my "right boob" but there isnt a lump. when u touch it, it kinda hurts an u can feel a bump under the nipple. im also 13 btw.
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ive had the same problems
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The older you are the better chance you have of getting cancer.
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Hey I'm 13 and I have the same thing for about a month.... Its year 2016 so I'm thinking yall found out what it was and can y'all please tell me soon as possible ...7315359660....
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It's really rare for teenage boys to have breast cancer. But at least half of them will develop a tender lump under one or both nipples or get some nipple enlargement. This usually goes away in a matter of months, but it can persist longer and some young men have permanent enlargement of the breasts or nipples.
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Ive been having the same issue. Left nipple has a little lump under the skin. Im 13. Is there anyone who can help me figure out what this is?
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I remember getting those around that age as well. I wouldn’t worry and yeah they were kinda painful. I am sure it’ll be gone in a couple of months if not shorter. Just keep an eyes on it.
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I also have the same problem, what would I do?
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Btw I'm 13 years old
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I had this exact problem and I'm 13. I had it for about 8 months and decided to goto the doctor. Apparently it is not completely uncommon and is probably not cancer. It was a harmless tumour (benign) and just to check I got an ultrasound to make sure, and I was told there was nothing to worry about.

If it is a cancer and not a benign then the symptoms will be different:
Cancer: Usually not painful   Benign: Painful
Cancer: Fixed to body               Benign: Not fixed and able to be moved around the area
Cancer: Shape is irregular       Benign: Smooth and regular
More symptoms can be found on google.

If you have this problem, goto the doctor just to check and get an ultrasound.
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