Lindsay Boyers is a holistic nutritionist with a Bachelor's degree in food and nutrition and a certificate in holistic nutrition consulting. Childhood is a time of major physiological changes, including, perhaps, a swollen nipple. Your child's nipple can be swollen for several reasons, but most of those reasons are not serious.
One of my year-old son's nipples protrudes noticeably and has what feels like considerably hardened tissue underneath. He is reluctant to go to our GP so until I manage to persuade him to do that I would greatly appreciate some advice. The most likely explanation for the swelling in one of your son's breasts is that he has a condition known as gynaecomastia, which is common in boys during puberty.
Both boys and girls have breast tissue. Normal breast development first appears shortly after birth, and then again at the beginning of puberty. The timing of breast development varies greatly from one person to another and in some girls may not occur until well into the teenage years.
Q: My year-old son is embarrassed about his growing breast. He is almost 6-foot-4 and pounds. He no longer plays basketball because he doesn't want to play skins and shirts. He also avoids swimming and going to the beach.
Gigantomastia is a rare condition that causes excessive growth of the female breasts. Only a couple hundred cases have been reported in the medical literature. The exact cause of gigantomastia isn't known.
Gynecomastia is the enlargement of a male's breasts secondary to various factors. It occurs in adolescence because of temporary hormonal imbalance of testosterone male hormone and estrogen female hormone. It affects 30 percent - 60 percent of all males reaching puberty, and subsides by age 18 in 80 percent of the cases.
Jump to content. Gynecomastia is overdevelopment of the male breast. In response to too much estrogen a female hormone or too little testosterone a male hormonethe glandular tissue of the breast swells and forms a breast bud enlarged breast.
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.
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.
In pediatric patients, breast masses are relatively rare and — if they do occur — most are benign. The most common breast abnormality seen in children younger than 12 is a unilateral breast mass corresponding to asymmetrical breast development. Often, one breast develops earlier than the other, although they ultimately become symmetrical. Request an Appointment.