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Forum Name: Chest symptoms

Question: Tingling in chest.nipples

 NeedHelpscared - Mon Mar 07, 2005 12:04 pm

Hi. For the past 2 days or so, I have been experiencing a slight tingling, or vibration in my nipples.upper chest area. It doesn’t hurt, but is kind of weird. Can this be something VERY serious? It ism’t constant, but seems to come back and go away. I am 16 years old. I have had larger puffy nipples for about 3 years, since I started puberty. I am very scared, and hopefully this is something that will just go away and isn’t a big deal. Thanks! I also can feel them, not losing any feeling, so its not numbness. I can barely feel it unless I concentrate hard. Thanks.
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:49 pm

User avatar Hello,

From your other posts, I understood that you have described changes in your breast that are suggestive of Gynecomastia.

During Puberty, many dramatic changes take place in the body.
Many adolescents during sexual maturity develop Gynecomastia which is a true mammary breast tissue is formed and felt as a swelling under the nipple. Slight tingling and vibrations are commonly associated symptoms during these changes.

They usually regress spontaneously. Steroid hormones (as used in asthmatics) and other drugs can increase the size of the breast tissue.

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