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Pre-teen Nephew With Lump Below Nipple

My nephew has a lump the size of a pinkie finger below his nipple. He's small for his age, very fair complected. He's thirteen. The lump does cause pain to the touch, but is mobile.He was afraid to tell his blame it all on puberty father. I am asking this question as far as normality is concerned. Any help would be appreciated.
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replied January 29th, 2018
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The most common cause of such lumps in males would be infected enlarged sweat glands or hair follicles.

Development of normal breast tissues in the form of nodules can occur just under the nipple. The lumps are often tender when they are growing the fastest. In at least 90% of kids, these will go away on their own. They may disappear as quickly as in a few months, but it is not unusual for them to last up to 2 years. In some children, they may persist without being a problem. Gynecomastia occurs in at least 40% to 60% of boys

Hence consult with your doctor and seek a proper opinion.

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