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Old 05-22-2003, 08:47 PM   #1
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Post Sore nipple/lump.....?

For about a week now, my right nipple has been quite sensitive, kind of feels like it's hard (like they get when cold) but constant, I feel no pain unless I touch it, and then it's not at all a strong pain. Now I'm noticing that there may be a lump there too, but I'm not sure. When I grab my other nipple, there is some harder stuff in there, so maybe it's not actually a lump on the sensitive side, but the whole thing is just sensitive? Is this cause for alarm, or common in young adults? Anything in particular it could be? Should I see a doctor? Thanks a lot.

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Old 05-26-2003, 02:43 PM   #2
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I think this is normal...I am currently actually experiencing the same thing and a buddy of mine says he has as well...Maybe someone could shed some light on this for us?

Old 05-26-2003, 08:15 PM   #3
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How old are you? If you're between about 13 and 18, you probably have something called "gynecomastia," which is a perfectly normal swelling of the male breasts. It will go away by itself.

Are you a runner by any chance? Athletes, especially runners, sometimes experience nipple irritation. Some runners even put Band Aids on their chests to prevent this irritation from occuring.

Finally, the nipples are fairly sensitive. If they are stimulated (or if it's cold), the nipples can become quite stiff. This is normal and they will soften by themselves.

Breast cancer is quite rare in men. It usually presents as a very hard lump on one side only. But this is really unusual.

Take care,


Old 05-26-2003, 09:12 PM   #4
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I am 20. I have been working out a lot lately, running and lifting. It hasn't really changed in the last few days. Thanks for the info.

Old 08-03-2003, 04:04 PM   #5
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Having same EXACT issue but on left side....

unless im mistaken gynecomastia doesnt necessarily go away nor is it "perfectly" normal, in quite a few cases it is far from normal. Personally id probably rather it be breast cancer than one of those bad cases of gynecomastia, at least breast cancer removal will be covered by insurance and the success rate is like 95%.

but I have really good insurance I will make an appointment and get a professional give me some opinion on it. Let me know what you find out as well, no dr is perfect.

Old 08-03-2003, 07:03 PM   #6
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yupp, actually i have had the exact same thing... it is exactly what mfree1 called it. i went to the doctor and she said its just a part of puberty... actually, mine went away after just 2 days! hope this helps. :-P

Old 08-03-2003, 07:28 PM   #7
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im 22 i dont think that applies to me

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