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Breast lump in my 18 month old

02/02/2009

Question:

In the past month I have noticed that my 18 month old daughter has a lump directly behind her left nipple. It doesn`t appear to be painful and it`s not red. I`m just wondering what it could be, what caused it and if I should be worried.

Thanks for your help.

Answer:

Thank you for visiting NetWellness. On this site, NetWellness experts try to answer general questions about health. Only a health professional performing a thorough clinical exam is able to evaluate your child's symptoms.  It is likely that this will turn out to be nothing to worry about, but without the examination, it is impossible to be certain.

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Response by:

Michael Spigarelli, MD, PhD
Formerly, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati