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13 year old boy has hard small lump under one nipple, sore

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13 year old boy has hard small lump under one nipple, sore at times.

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Male , Age: son 13 1/2

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just want some info for him--I believe it's normal
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Edward Johnson replied 11 years ago.

This is not unusual in teenagers. He is going through hormone changes, and yes, boys can have some painful breast tissue as you have described. These adolescent nodules occure in both teenage boys and girls.

While the chances of it being cancerous is rare...any lump should be checked out by a phycisian just to be on the safe side.