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Name: CM, my 8 yr old girl showed me a few days ago that one of her nipples was sticking out and was a bit pinker than the other one. I prodded both nipples and the one sticking out and pinker felt like it had a bit more solid something under it. Now a few days after that, the nipple is a darker pink, a bit larger and the lump is a bit bigger. She says it didn't hurt when I prodded it. Could this be a cyst? Cancer doesn't grow this fast, right? Should I wait a few days and then see what happens? Advice appreciated, thank you.

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My 8 yr old girl showed me a few days ago that one of her nipples was sticking out and was a bit pinker than the other one. I prodded both nipples and the one sticking out and pinker felt like it had a bit more solid something under it. Now a few days after that, the nipple is a darker pink, a bit larger and the lump is a bit bigger. She says it didn't hurt when I prodded it. Could this be a cyst? Cancer doesn't grow this fast, right? Should I wait a few days and then see what happens? Neither she nor her twin have showed any signs of pre-mature puberty. It's just the one nipple on one girl. Advice appreciated, thank you.

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Pediatrician: Dr. Su S., Pediatrician replied 2 years ago
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Greetings,
Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.
Lump under the nipple can be due to cyst, folliculitis, premature enlargement of breast.
But as it is not warm or tender, it may not be due to an infection or injury.
Sometimes premature breast enlargement can occur in small children.
This can involve one or both breasts.
This does not suggest onset of puberty.
However, I would suggest to get her examined by her pediatrician.
It does not need active treatment, only observation.
I hope this information will be helpful.
If you have any query, please feel free to ask.
If you are happy with my answer please click on the Excellent/Good rating.
Wish her healthy life.
Regards.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
What should I be observing? What signs/symptoms should I be looking for that would indicate a problem? We're about to be hit by a massive snowstorm, I don't know if I can get her an appointment until after the storm, especially if it isn't an emergency.
Pediatrician: Dr. Su S., Pediatrician replied 2 years ago

It is not an emergency at this point.
If it becomes painful, warm & continues to enlarge, it would need an examination soon.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Do you think it isn't likely to be cancer since it has enlarged so quickly?
Pediatrician: Dr. Su S., Pediatrician replied 2 years ago

I do not think it is cancer.

Cancer usually grows more slowly.

You need not to worry.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Last night both nipples had become sticking out a little and with a round lump under it. Then this morning both her nipples were back to normal - flat with no lumps!. Is this the beginning of breast buds?
Pediatrician: Dr. Su S., Pediatrician replied 2 years ago

It is likely to be beginning of breast bud.

Cyst, or growth or cancer would not affect both sides simultaneously.

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