Teenage girls are usually frightened when they find a lump in their breast. Realistically speaking, breast cancer is nearly a statistical impossibility; so what causes breast lumps in teens? How little?
Puberty is the stage of adolescence when your child begins to develop physically into an adult. As the breasts develop, problems like lumps or infections sometimes occur. These problems can be alarming.
You may have many changes in your breasts as a teen and young adult. Some changes are linked to your period. Others are linked to birth control pills, or to other hormonal forms of birth control.
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Breast exams help doctors check that everything's normal. During a breast exam, a doctor or nurse practitioner will feel a woman's breasts to check any lumps and bumps and see if there are changes since the last exam. Doctors don't usually start doing breast exams until a woman is in her 20s.
All boys and men have breasts, but the amount of breast tissue is usually very small and their breasts do not show. When the amount of breast tissue is large enough to be seen, doctors call it gynaecomastia' say guy -nee-co- mass -ti-a. Boys can be a bit scared if this is happening to them.
Hi everyone, I don't really know what to post but recenetly I've found a hard pea sized lump in my right breast which is about 1cm to the right of the nipple and about 3cm above it. I'm due on my period in the next few days and I know lumps can be related to hormones but I have never had one before so I am very worried. As soon as I found the lump I jumped straight onto google which, I know is a stupid idea, but I couldn't help myself. In the last few months I went to the GP because my left nipple was very itchy but that turned out to just be eczema and I was prescribed with cream to solve it.