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My 10 year old has a hard lump under one of her nipples - it

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My 10 year old has a hard lump under one of her nipples - it is only under the nipple area - GP suggested to wait 6 wks then maybe a referral for an ultrasound - she thinks too firm to be a breast bud but doesn't think anything sinister. I am concerned - any ideas?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 6 years ago.

Hello,

Greetings,

Since how long? Any pain or tenderness? redness? Any other symptom?


Regards.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Hi

 

First noticed about 1 week ago - not red and no pain, no discharge but slightly tender to to touch. No other symptoms present

 

Regards

 

kirsty

Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 6 years ago.
Thank you for the input.

Hard lump under one of her nipples can be due to enlargement of breast or thelarche but it does not become so hard as you are describing. So it is better to wait for a few weeks to observe it & see how it grows or there is any affection of the other one. if it grows rapidly then you can take her for a reevaluation. The other causes that can cause lump here are an infection or cyst or growth, but these too are usually soft to firm.

Hope this information will help you.
Wish your daughter's healthy life.
Any query, please ask.
Regards.