Hi! My daughter is 8 years old (will be 9 in Jan.) and the other day she told me that she had this lump underneath her left breast, directly under the nipple, and that it was kind of hurting her (when she pushes on it). So, I felt and there is a small bump there. I've already made her a dr's appointment for Friday, but I was wondering if anyone on here might have some advise as to what it could be. I was thinking that maybe it could be that she's starting to develop. She told me the other day that she told on eof her little friends at school and this little girl had the same thing happen to her and I guess she told my daughter that it was just the "formation of her nipples". Any suggestions? I'm really scared that it could be a cyst or something worse. Is that possible in an 8 year old?
When my sister was about 8-9 she developed a lump as well, and we took her too the dr's. The Dr told us it was pretty common for girls that age who are in the beginning stages of puberty to get little lumps on their breasts. She said it was quite uncommon for someone that age to have cancer, or a cyst.
When puberty starts, hormones go crazy. Surges in hormones can lead to breast lumps. The only other time she experienced the extreme hormones was when she was a newborn and rid her body of your hormones. This is the same reason why a newborn of either sex can have swollen nipples and even release a milky substance.
I would want to make sure things were fine but I really wouldn't worry about it too much. Good luck at the appt today
UPDATE: I took her to the dr's on Friday and that's excatly what it is - the formation of her breasts. The dr said that the only time I should worry is if it's extremely red or if puss is coming from it.
Originally Posted by flintrock
for your info: Boys go through this too!! Son did at age of 11-12......doc said the same thing you guys say....so it's normal.......