Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Jacquivds | 2013/02/03

Q.

8 year old with a lump under her nipple

Hi there

My 8 year old daughter has come to me and told me her breast hurts (just the one side) and that the pain started last night.

When i looked, i could see the sore side was raised slightly and when i touched it it was hard and she said it hurt.

What on earth could this be? I will try get a an appointment at our Paed as soon as possible.

Many thanks for your advice in advance.

Regards

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is rather common and is a early sign of puberty starting. Your daughter is only 8 years old and she is a bit young to be starting puberty already, even though puberty seems to be starting earlier and earlier in young girls these days. Still 8 years is young and it would be best to ask your paediatrician to see her just to be sure.

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