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I'm 21 very fit. I have been going to the gym on a regular basis for 2 years and have a body I am very proud of.

Problem is less than a week ago my right nipple has become a bit swollen, my left one is absolutely fine. Feels like there is a hard lump/disc of fat underneath it. Even though I have good pectoral muscles it makes my chest look pointy (man boob). As you can imagine this is very embarassing as I am getting very close to someone I fancy who always complements my physique. Last thing I want to do now is take my shirt off now!

I have been searching and reading stuff on the net and think it is gynecomastia which apparently is normal in 10-21 year olds. Normally caused by having too high bodyfat, or imbalances in hormones - testosorone and estrogen. It should return to normal without any special treatment.

It will be a month before I chase this girl up as we are at uni and go home for xmas. So my question is, is there anything I can do to speed up getting back to normal? Would some sort of anti estrogen supplement help? Has anyone else experienced this and what did you do, what happened?

Any help at all is greatly appreciated!
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replied December 10th, 2007
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I think you should see your doctor. It's rare but men can get breast cancer too and I think you should get a proper diagnosis before you try treating yourself, just in case.

Good luck with the girl Wink
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replied December 15th, 2007
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Hhhhmmmm
That is strange. My nipples became hard during 8th grade, but that can happen normally during puberty and what ur experiencing probably has nothing to do with that. I dunno, but good luck with the girl and see a doctor if convenient!
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replied July 12th, 2011
i am in eight grade and i have the same problem as you. I was wondering if you could go into a bit more elaborate detail on what it was like for you and when it went away. This would be much appreciated. Thank you
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replied July 12th, 2011
i am in eight grade and i have the same problem as you. I was wondering if you could go into a bit more elaborate detail on what it was like for you and when it went away. This would be much appreciated. Thank you
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replied October 2nd, 2012
i am 12 and have this on my left nipple and little on my right but my right nippe was the same but it went a little i think because of puberty.
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replied July 14th, 2009
I can relate. About three weeks ago i found a small lump under my left nipple. It's sore to the touch and is very small. I'm checking a doctor out today. I'll make a reply on what i find out. Wish me luck.
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replied March 9th, 2012
Lump under Areola
What did the doc tell ya?
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replied January 10th, 2013
Did you go to Dr. I'm really nervous and was curious about your DR visit. My Situation IS:
I've been looking for sore swollen left nipple problem for a while. It seems I can only find it for young males. I'm 52 years old and my left nipple became painful to the touch for a few weeks then a lump formed under it and it is swollen and sore when touched. Any other older males know what this could be??? It is kind of nerve racking. Thanks
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replied November 29th, 2013
I have the same thing but it is with my right nipple I would consider myself In desent shape I am also 19 and what ever this thin is it would be comforting to know you don't have to have surgery to remove it I am also trying to get to the military and I am worried it will disqualify me. I do take testosterone boosters protien and daily lifting vitamins. If anybody can help please answer
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replied August 22nd, 2009
lumps under niple
hi My name Ali and i am 25 years old
i have the same problem.2 days ago on my left nipple their was a swelling and some little hard thing present inside it.When i touch on my left nipple it hurts.
Is that due to the development of lumps or what ?
Is That harm for me?
Is it a cause of some serious disease?
Reply me soon........
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replied August 25th, 2009
Hey. I have the same problem! It's my right nipple that there's sort of a small lump formed. The only thing is, I'm not in the best of shape. I am a little overweight so I don't know if it'll be the same thing or different.
I'd like to ask bamadude123 what their diagnosis was?
I am a bit worried as this is coming at a time where I am also worried about the prospect of contracting HIV through unprotected sex.
I am worried and would just like to see how other people were diagnosed so I can prepare myself when going to see a doctor.
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replied December 9th, 2009
my name is spencer i am in 8th grade and i have the same hard disc like thing under my nipple it is VERY okward took take my shirt off can any one help?
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replied January 10th, 2010
Hi My name is Tyler i'm in the 8th grade and i have the same thing as Spencer but it doesnt look akward but still is sore What should i do??? thanks
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replied January 12th, 2010
i have under both nipples sounds the same, i go to the gym 4 times a week using weights and im in egsactly same position... confused aswell mate!
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replied March 2nd, 2010
Hello i am a 10th grader, 15 years old, and I HAVE THE SAME EXACT PROBLEM! It began last year when both of my nipples were swollen but now it is only my left one. When i touch it or squeeze it or if anyone else touches it it hurts alot. It seems like there is something under my nipple like a flat ball or something, and i can move it around but it hurts a lot. The funny thing is it is only in my left nipple, it used to be in my right nipple as well but that went away. I just dont understand why this is happening, yes it might be puberty but it has been happening for almost 2 years now and it has actually gotten worse and not better. Should i be worried as this is very awkward for me, one nipple is very swollen and pointy but the other is normal, it looks quite funny actually but i hate it, anyone know whats wrong or how i can get it to go away?
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replied August 19th, 2011
I am in 8th grade and i have the EXACT same problem i went to the doctor its in every 1-5 males its supposed to go away but like you said mines get more painfull and more noticable and i dont want my girl friend to see it im tempted to just cut it out
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replied November 1st, 2012
Relax
All 8th graders and teenagers listen up! Lumps under ur nipples is completely normal and to be expected during puberty. In fact, this can and will happen several times, don't be alarmed it is natural and caused by hormones. To those in their 20's, especially those with "nice physiques" ... Did you use anything "extra" to help with your physique. This is extremely common with hormone imbalances. Increased estrogen causes these lumps. Due to your natural levels of testosterone being altered. See a doctor as soon as possible! If you did something to alter your natural testosterone levels this condition will worsen until u literally have saggy boob like lumps under ur nipples. This condition does not improved by building ur chest muscles and will only make it look worse. It is imperative you are completely honest with your doctor about aNYTHING you may have taken. As for the teenagers,,relax u guys are totally fine and normal. Just got to wait it out
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replied May 16th, 2010
Hi i am rajiv, 25years old, i am having this kinda problem when i was in 12th standard..that time everyone told me its normal..and guys u know my nipples are slightly puffy when i touch them they shrinks and looks better in front of the mirror, but after some time it returns to its previous condition, no need to worry it will reduce, the one thing u hve to do is regular exercise and try to reduce your body fat..coz it is due to fat decomposition under the nipples...!
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replied November 29th, 2013
If we take supplements do we need to quit them??
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replied May 17th, 2010
gynecomastia
i have the same problem under my left nipple just showed up the week ima 13 year old male and ima go to the doctor tomorrow like you im guessing its gynecomastia
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replied May 19th, 2010
Hi

I am 25 fit and healthy and workout 4 times a week at the gym. as my muscle mass increased I noticed this lump behind my right nipple (which also made my peck look pointy) I booked myself a private consultation with a specialist to see what this was, he said it was gynecomastia and that he could remove it with plastic surgery. The following week I was put to sleep and it was removed by an operation. It has been 1 week now and it looks great no pain at all and just a little scare under the nipple line. I am dying to get back to the gym but I was advised to have two weeks away from it hope this helps..
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replied May 24th, 2010
woopwoop50, how much was the surgery for this? And was it a long procedure? Also did you have to go to a special hospital or something to get it done?
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replied June 15th, 2010
I feel ya.
lex321 wrote:
Hello i am a 10th grader, 15 years old, and I HAVE THE SAME EXACT PROBLEM! It began last year when both of my nipples were swollen but now it is only my left one. When i touch it or squeeze it or if anyone else touches it it hurts alot. It seems like there is something under my nipple like a flat ball or something, and i can move it around but it hurts a lot. The funny thing is it is only in my left nipple, it used to be in my right nipple as well but that went away. I just dont understand why this is happening, yes it might be puberty but it has been happening for almost 2 years now and it has actually gotten worse and not better. Should i be worried as this is very awkward for me, one nipple is very swollen and pointy but the other is normal, it looks quite funny actually but i hate it, anyone know whats wrong or how i can get it to go away?



I feel your pain bro. That happened to both my nipples in like 8th grade.
Now I am 16, gonna be a junior soon. My nipples don't hurt anymore. Now they're just kinda puffy, and it's really awkward to take my shirt off. On top of that,
I have bad back acne scars but that's a different story. I can't even wear muscle shirts(I never do but..yeah.) And I can't wear t-shirts that are too thin cause you could see my nipples pointing out. I really hate it, I hope I can get plastic surgery some day.
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replied July 20th, 2010
I have the same problem under my left nipple. I have seen a doctor and they said is was from taking supplements and not taking a good post-cycle support. It has to be surgically removed or you can wait for up to a year for it to hopefully, go away. This is common for young teens, it is called rock-tit. But for the weight lifters, it is most likely gynecomastia.
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replied July 28th, 2010
if it is because of a fat under it then im gonna get off my ass and start working out im fit for a 16 year old but i dont work out i sit on my ass all day or its hormons and mine got bigger because my friend gave me a nipple twister and i have the same problem as some of u when i barely touch it, it hurts like hell
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replied October 11th, 2010
I am 18 and in college and I woke up this morning and on side of my right nipple has been sore all day! I woke out 5 times a week and i have never had this problem. Should I just wait it out?
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replied October 30th, 2010
How to get rid of man boobs
We all know that one of the causes of man boobs is hormone imbalance, ie. hormone testosterone level is lower than hormone estrogen level. Moreover, low testosterone level can cause build up of fat in your body. Research from the University of Washington has shown a relationship between low testosterone levels and abdominal fat (1). Therefore, we must work on how we can boost up the hormone testosterone in our body. Below are some tips to help you to achieve your goal in reduce your man boobs naturally.

1. Eat more almonds as it has monounsaturated fat which is good for our body
2. Perform more weight trainings as these help to increase your testosterone level
3. Reduce your stress level. Stress will cause your body release of hormone cortisol to your blood stream which will suppress your testosterone level. Cortisol is catabolic or muscle wasting hormone, while testosterone is anabolic or muscle building hormone.
4. Include garlic in your diet or take garlic in capsule form. Garlic has alicin, one of the organic compound which is useful for boost up the testosterone and reduce body fat.
5. Stop taking alcohol as it can reduce your testosterone level. Alcohol will raise levels of the muscle-wasting hormone cortisol and increases the breakdown of testosterone.
6. Reduce your body fat if you are overweight as an overweight person can have lower testosterone level compare with normal weight person. However, interestingly, research has shown extreme low body fat can also reduce your testosterone level (2). Therefore, when you want to reduce your body fat, keep it at an optimum level, ie. 10 � 15%.
7. Eat sensibly and with sufficient calorie for your need or lifestyle. This information is particularly important for those who are trying to lose weight by reducing their calorie intake as too low of calories can cause low testosterone level according to a research done (3).
8. Eat food which contains moderate-fat (one-third of your diet) with majority of the fat coming from monounsaturated fat. Your body uses fat from your diet to build hormone testosterone.
9. Avoid protein powders and meal replacement supplements which contain soy protein as some researches shown it will reduce your testosterone level
10. Choose types of exercise and workout moderately but not overdo it. Research shown endurance-trained men have lower testosterone levels than men who never exercise (4). Extreme cardio workout run like you never ran before, at last do 150 push ups everyday.

References
1. Tsai, E.C., Boyko, E.J., Leonetti, D.L., & Fujimoto, W.Y. (2000). Low serum testosterone level as a predictor of increased visceral fat in Japanese-American men. International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders, 24, 485-491
2. Strauss, R.H., Lanese, R.R., & Malarkey, W.B. (1985). Weight loss in amateur wrestlers and its effect on serum testosterone levels. Journal of the American Medical Association, 254, 3337-3338
3. Friedl, K.E., Moore, R.J., Hoyt, R.W., Marchitelli, L.J., Martinez-Lopez, L.E., & Askew, E.W. (2000). Endocrine markers of semistarvation in healthy lean men in a multistressor environment. Journal of Applied Physiology, 88, 1820-1830
4. Hackney, A.C., Szczepanowska, E., & Viru, A.M. (2003). Basal testicular testosterone production in endurance-trained men is suppressed. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 89, 198-201
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replied July 10th, 2011
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replied December 27th, 2010
lump under nipple (male)
hey. im kevin and im in 8th grade right now and i am 13 and not in the best shape. a tiny bit overweight and i have lump under my right nipple and not the left, it doesnt look embarassing cause its not popping out but it hurts when i squeeze it. is this part of puberty or is it because of fat? plz help :/
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replied April 10th, 2012
Hey what's up bro, I feel all of you. I used to have the exact same problem as you guys. A good supplement that I take to increase testosterone and BLOCK estrogen is P6 by Cellucor. Not cheap ($120). I have also been lifting for a long time now and I still have a little bit of puffy nips but I've ripped my pecs. This is caused by fat decompostion, puberty, or just unbalanced production of estrongen and testosterone.(Less testosterone and more estrogen) All I can say is work on some cardio and do some chest exercises. (Close Grip Bench, Incline Dumbell Bench, Fly's, Pec Deck etc.) Just message me if you want some lifting advice or product reccomendations and I will be glad to help! I've been in all of your very positions and it's kinda a self confidence perspective. If you message me I will answer ALL questions to help you out. Thank you and good luck!
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