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Question: 15 y o w/lump on chest


 CharlieSue - Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:40 pm

I have a 15 year old daughter that has no major medical diagnoses. She has developed a lump on her chest between her breasts that has become painful to touch. Palpatation of the breast can not detect any lumps in either breast specifically, but the lump does seem to hurt more to the left side than the right. She says that nothing has hit that area, she hasnt fallen or nothing traumatic has happened to her upper extremeties that would seem to be the logical source of the lump.

She is not currently taking any medication.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:10 pm

User avatar Hi CharlieSue,

There are a few possibilities. She may have a lipoma. This is a small fat cell tumor that is non-cancerous. They are generally harmless but can cause pain if they are compressed or otherwise being irritated. These can often easily be removed if needed.

Another possibility is that a pore in the skin has become infected.

I would recommend your daughter see her doctor to have this evaluated. This way she can get an appropriate treatment plan.

Best wishes.

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