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lump under nipple and clear dischrge from nipple

hi, i am 14 and i have had a lump under my left nipple for about a few months. today i realized that it discharged a clear liquid. i am very worried. i have already told my parents but not sure if its serious or not. i have read alot of posts on this subject and it seems that alot of boys my age experience. so do i have to be worried about this or will it eventually pass away?
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replied March 11th, 2011
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Such a lump under the nipple can be due to an infection, cyst or fibrocystic change. If lumps are accompanied by breast tenderness and redness, it may suggest an infection. Similarly, breast cysts can also produce firm, tender lumps in the breast that change in size and can also discharge when infected.

To confirm the diagnosis you should get it examined from a doctor and maybe FNAC( fine needle aspiration cytology) done.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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