Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Reynier van Vuuren | 2010-06-01

Q.

Swollen breast - young girl

Our daughter is 8 years old. Her right breast is swollen and the right nipple is also swollen and higher than the left one. She complains that she is uncomfortable. Should we be concerned?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is probably normal and is most likely to be an early sign of puberty even though your little girl is rather young for this.If her breast is actually painful then she should be seen by a doctor.

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