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Small, Hard Lump Under My Left Nipple

Published: February 07, 2017
Dear TeenHealthFX,
I am 14 and have a small hard lump under my left nipple, it does not hurt and I have no other unusual symptoms, I am really worried however I have not had any health issues in the past and no one in my family has had cancer as far as I am aware. Thankyou and I would appreciate if someone got back to me.
Signed: Small, Hard Lump Under My Left Nipple

Dear Small, Hard Lump Under My Left Nipple,

Sometimes smooth, round lumps will develop under the nipple in pre-teens or teenagers because of the rapid changes in hormone levels associated with puberty. They are not dangerous and usually disappear within a few months. Very rarely is this an indication of any kind of harmful condition. So TeenHealthFX does not want you to get overly-anxious about this.

However, since you do seem worried about this, and because only a doctor can make a definitive diagnosis after conducting a physical examination, TeenHealthFX recommends that you check in with your primary care physician or an adolescent medicine about it in order to ease your anxiety. If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist or contact your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood. You can also contact your insurance company for a list of in-network providers.

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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