Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Louise Neethling | 2012/02/19

Q.

Baby girl breast

She is 3 years, going on to 4 and her breasts are hard, swolen and sore. What may have caused this?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your daughter is very young for this to happen. The most likely explanation is that her breast swelling is due to a hormonal cause.She may be starting with puberty extremely early.This is known as 'precocious puberty' She must be seen by a paediatrician as soon as possible.

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