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Question: 9 year old son with lump under nipple

 ksgarza - Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:00 am

My 9 year old son just pointed out a small lump under one of his nipples. It's pea-sized and fairly hard. He says it doesn't hurt. He is otherwise a 'going 90 miles an hour all the time', athletic, and healthy little boy. is this something I need to see our doctor about?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:53 pm

User avatar Hello Ksgarza,

Your son may actually be noticing breast buds. Believe it or not this is actually a normal finding in boys, especially around puberty time. Some boys will even develop some breast tissue. This tends to resolve with time.

As long as the lump is not painful or continuing to grow in size it is likely nothing to worry about. If it begins to get larger or painful I would suggest having his doctor take a look at this. Keep in mind that breast buds can get larger and become a little tender but there are other possibilities if these occur so having it evaluated is best.

Best wishes.
 ksgarza - Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:36 am

Dr. Lowe,

Appreciate your getting back so quickly. We'll keep an eye on it.


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