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Lump in teenage boys Breast

(7 Posts)
tryingnotpanic Tue 14-Nov-17 19:03:13

Ok - talk me down. My teenage son has found a lump behind his nipple and it is tender. Phoned Doctors who have said ring tomorrow and they will fit us in.
A quick Google seems to suggest it is likely to be a gynecomastia which are common in teenage boys (who knew!!) and harmless.
I know you can’t tell me it’s ok but any experience would be great. On my own with the 4 kids and just need a hand hold!

cathyandclare Tue 14-Nov-17 19:04:54

Sounds like a breast bud which can happen in teenage boys, it’s. Hormonal thing.

nocoolnamesleft Tue 14-Nov-17 19:41:20

Agree with cathyandclare - overwhelmingly most likely to be a breast bud. Get it checked out, but please don't worry too much.

tryingnotpanic Tue 14-Nov-17 21:03:11

Thanks guys. Feeling a bit calmer and more rational now.

52isjustanumber Tue 14-Nov-17 21:05:45

Very common,my son had this too when going through puberty.

elephantoverthehill Tue 14-Nov-17 21:06:32

I took DS1 to the GP with this a long time ago. I was told it was completely normal. DS2 complained about it and I just reassured him. Both DSs are fine.

tryingnotpanic Tue 14-Nov-17 22:25:44

That’s reassuring. Thanks for taking the time to reply to a slightly paranoid mother.

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