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Greene, my year-old son has a sore lump directly under his nipple. Could this be puberty related? This lump is tiny and hard and underneath the skin of the nipple.
Pubertal gynecomastia happens during the early years of puberty and usually goes away within a few months to a year. Gynecomastia that occurs during puberty is caused by a change in the balance of hormones natural chemicals in your body. It happens to most boys between the ages of 12 and 14 years old when their bodies are changing.
The male breast is much smaller than its female counterpart, and it cannot produce milk. Because of this smaller size and simpler structure, breast disease is much less common in men than women. Still, men can develop important breast problems, both benign and malignant. Early detection is the key to a successful outcome, so every man should understand the basic elements of male breast disease.
If the cancer cells have spread to your lymph nodes, there is a higher chance that the cells could have also traveled through the lymph system and spread metastasized to other parts of your body. The more lymph nodes with breast cancer cells, the more likely it is that the cancer may be found in other organs. Because of this, finding cancer in one or more lymph nodes often affects your treatment plan.
What is gynaecomastia? Breast development in boys 3. What are the main causes of gynaecomastia?
Breast lumps in both men and women raise concern for breast cancereven though most lumps are not cancer. Both males and females of all ages have normal breast tissue. This tissue responds to hormone changes.
There are a number of symptoms which might suggest that a man has breast cancer. All of these could be caused by other conditions too, so if men experience any of these symptoms it is a good idea to see the doctor, who can advise whether further tests are needed. The earlier breast cancer is diagnosed and treated, the better the long-term prospects.
It's very common for young boys who are going through puberty to have some swelling or enlargement of the breast tissue under the nipple. This is the case for about 70 percent of adolescent boys. It usually occurs on both sides, although it can occur on just one breast.