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12 year old DD has pea size lump behind nipple

(17 Posts)
NamingOfParts Fri 09-Nov-12 19:25:21

I have made an appointment for her to see doctor.

This isnt something to worry about is it please?

I have resisted the temptation to google and am thinking cyst.

relaxingathome Fri 09-Nov-12 19:27:17

Has she started to develop yet?

NK346f2849X127d8bca260 Fri 09-Nov-12 19:28:12

My guess it is a breast bud, unless she is already developed in the bust department.

BettySuarez Fri 09-Nov-12 19:28:23

Could it be a blocked duct? Bless her, hope all gets sorted soon x

fengirl1 Fri 09-Nov-12 19:28:33

Sounds like a breast bud - the hard lump you get when breasts start to develop. Can also be tender.

lljkk Fri 09-Nov-12 19:28:59

Sounds completely normal. They go sort of lumpy to start with.

strawberryblondebint Fri 09-Nov-12 19:29:48

Its a breast bud! I remember finding mine (only on one side) and being convinced I had cancer. Tell her not to worry

bigTillyMint Fri 09-Nov-12 19:30:16

DD had this when she was about 9 (discovered on holiday because constanly in a swimming cozzie!). It was quite tender. I got worried and went to GP who immediately referred us to paediatrician at St Thomas's who said it was almost certainly a breast-bud.
She is now 13 and a 28Dsmile

But please go to the GP if you are still worried - better safe than sorry.

NamingOfParts Fri 09-Nov-12 20:31:16

Breasts have been developing for a while and she has been having periods for a few months now.

She has said that it isnt tender and that it doesnt vary with time of the month. I think I am glad we are going to doctor if only to reassure her and me.

Thank you for all comments and I will continue to avoid google!

DoubleDoubleTwigletTrouble Fri 09-Nov-12 20:58:29

My DD had exactly the same thing - I was fairly convinced it was a breast bud to me but doc said is probably the skin going lumpy due to hormones.

Peppermintcrumb Sat 10-Nov-12 00:02:00

Make sure she sees a nice female doctor!!

NamingOfParts Sat 10-Nov-12 10:06:58

Sadly not possible in our surgery, Peppermint. If she wants to be seen anytime before hell freezes over she has to be seen on a Hobson's choice basis.

Peppermintcrumb Sun 11-Nov-12 00:31:39

That is sad. My 12 year old DD refuses to see any male health care staff. Good luck with your appointment - I hope it goes well.

NamingOfParts Tue 27-Nov-12 22:01:42

Just wanted to say thank you for all the advice. DD finally able to see a doctor last Friday - earlier appointment only possible if DD willing to be filmed - errrr no!

She saw a male doctor who really couldnt have been better. He gave her a proper exam including checking for swelling in neck and armpits.

No real conclusion as to what it is but he told her what to watch out for if it was a problem.

Peppermintcrumb Tue 27-Nov-12 22:30:09

Filmed!! For whose benefit!!?? Ewww!!

NamingOfParts Wed 28-Nov-12 13:42:17

For training purposes, unsurprisingly that was the only doctor with appointments available in a short time (ie within a week).

LonelyLinda Wed 28-Nov-12 19:28:35

I had breast buds when I was younger, it is very common. I had found a lump and felt dread but it was fine. I remember my mother saying (cringe) "Ooh good, maybe that means you'll have big breasts"!?!?!?!?!

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