Medical Specialty >> Oncology

Doctors Lounge - Oncology Answers

Back to Oncology Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge ( does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 10/21/2017.

Forum Name: Breast Cancer

Question: hard lump under my nipple area

 helpme! - Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:32 pm

I am 16 years of age and i feel a sort of lump under my nipple. It's semi hard but doesn't hurt that much. Only when i press it like other muscle's. But i find it disturbing and unatractive. I am a little overweight not much. But i play sports and train allot. I thought at first it was just fat, but i did do chest workouts and tried diets but it stayed there. It gives my chest a curve to the outside which is annoying and visible trough tin shirts. My question is WHAT IS IT & HOW DO I GET RID OF IT? Also it can move around, like when i push a little to the side of it i can feel it move.

Ps. It's been there for a few years now.
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:16 pm

User avatar Hi there,
Is this present in both breasts or just in one of the breasts? If this is bilateral and symmetrical it could very well be a normal component of your breast and require no further interference on your part. I am unable to assess the condition of course but has wearing a bra helped?

If it is unilateral then one possibility is a fibroadenoma (a benign tumor) which is very common and tends to move around in the breast. Depending on the doctor's assessment it may require surgery.

Either way, you need to be checked by a doctor.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us