My 12 Year Old Daughter Is Complaining Of An Itchy Rt Breast, With Small Lumps And Some Pain

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Asked by Melissa

My 12 Year Old Daughter Is Complaining Of An Itchy Rt Breast, With Small Lumps And Some Pain

My 12 year old daughter is complaining of an itchy RT breast, I assessed both breasts and noted the RT breast has small lumps/ rash present on the RT aerola, she states that the RT breast feels warm in comparison to the LT breast and that the pain feels more like a burning. There is no significant redness in comparison to the LT, no discharge, no peeling or flakiness. Any suggestions???

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Hi Melissa - The chance of her having breast cancer is WAY less than 1 in a million, so don't worry about that. She could have a minor infection, or perhaps her hormones are kicking in... At any rate, she should be seen by a doctor if this persists longer than a week or so - and certainly if it starts to get worse. So have her keep an eye on it, and tell her to let you know if it's changing - getting better or worse, etc. Good luck - PJH

Answered by PJ Hamel