• acmcnee acmcnee
    March 23, 2010
    7 year old boy with lump in his breast.....
    acmcnee acmcnee
    March 23, 2010

    My 7 year old son's left nipple area has been slightly swollen for the past 2 weeks.  Tonight he told me that his heart hurts right under where his nipple is.  His nipple is still slightly swollen, but today it looked worse.  When I touched it, I felt a lump about the size of a small pea under the skin.  The fact that this issue first surfaced two weeks ago and seems to be getting worse has me concerned.  Today he has been running a fever with the cold sweats off and on - but also has belly ache - don't know if its all connected or not....I see different sites talking about this happening in boys at the onset of puberty . . .but he is only 7.  Any ideas?  Should I rush him to his pediatrician?  Thank you.

     

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  • Phyllis Johnson
    Health Guide
    March 24, 2010
    Phyllis Johnson
    Health Guide
    March 24, 2010

    This sounds like it could be some sort of infection.  Since he is so young, it would be more likely to be a skin problem than a hormone problem.  Maybe he initially had some sort of scratch or cut that got infected. It's not unusual for women to develop an abscess that feels like a lump under their nipple.  I don't know if that is common in children or not.  Because of the fever, I would recommend calling the doctor.  If the fever is high, call right away; someone will be on call.  Otherwise, you could wait until office hours start.


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  • Shelly June 14, 2010
    Shelly
    June 14, 2010

    My 6 year old son is having a very similiar reaction, but without the fever. He has had a swollen nipple with a small lump larger than a pea under his nipple. His nipple also is not symetrical to his other. His skin is dry above his nipple. He does not have any discomfort when I touch or press down on the area. I read your story and wanted to know if things improved or did you take your son to a doctor for further examination.

     

    My son also complains about stomach aches all the time. I am not sure if that is just to get my attention or there could be a real medical issue.

     

     

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    • PJ Hamel
      June 14, 2010
      PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      June 14, 2010

      Hi Shelly - Has your son been to his pediatrician? That would be the best bet. He doesn't have breast cancer, and this is a breast cancer site - so we don't have the tools to help you here. Sorry! PJH

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    • karma
      March 21, 2011
      karma
      March 21, 2011
      hi shelly. can i ask if you got sorted with your son. ? my son has lump but what struck me is that my son has sick stomach in evening for weeks  . i thought that it was for attention but  now when i read your query  READ MORE
    • PJ Hamel
      March 21, 2011
      PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      March 21, 2011

      This sounds like something you should speak with his pediatrician about - especially if it seems to be getting worse. He may have an infection of some kind, and that may be a lymph node that's swollen. So best to call the doctor, OK? Take care- PJH

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  • ds04 March 13, 2013
    ds04
    March 13, 2013

    Has anyone followed up with a pediatrician or an endocrinologist?  My son has developed the same symptoms and wondered if any diagnosis has bee

    n given!?

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    • PJ Hamel
      March 14, 2013
      PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      March 14, 2013

      Hi - The original question that started this thread was over 2 years ago, so the reader may no longer be monitoring. I'd suggest you send her a private message by clicking on her name (in blue), which will bring you to a page where you can contact her directly. Good luck - I hope you son's situation resolves soon. PJH

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