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pain in breast....................?i am 12, female (obviously) havent started my period EVER and doc says i wont for a while, and for anout 3 weeks i have been having dull pain iin my right breast. it is in about 3 most common places. as far as i have felt, there is no lump. could this be breast cancer?
Breast cancer is rarely painful. At 12 your risk of breast cancer s statistically ZERO. Developing breasts are often painful and your risk at your age is close to 100%. Almost certainly normal breast development. If in doubt talk to your parent, guardian or school nurse.
Your boobs are growing. I am 14 years old and have a size C32 bra size. When my boobs were growing I experienced pain, tenderness, and they were very itchy. You don't have breast cancer at all. Its normal to feel this pain especially scenes you have never started your period. If you do start to feel a lump just know that is normal too and its called your mammary gland. Your mammary gland is hard and circular feeling. Mammary glands are in both breast. It would be very unlikely you would have breast cancer at this age even though it is possible. You don't experience pain when you have breast cancer. A breast cancer tumor sticks out like a marble or even a golf ball. This is what breast cancer looks like.... http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aqz4u05xhWQ/Tt8pp8g_RrI/AAAAAAAAA2A/CtGHibHzTZY/s1600/breast-cancer.jpg This is what a mammary gland looks like... http://www.medivizion.com/images/breast_diagram.jpg
Tarkarri is right. If you want a fancy doctor word for this, it's "thelarche." When the breasts first start to respond to estrogen at the dawn of puberty, they may be a bit tender. Statistically, this tends to happen a few months before the first menstrual period ("menarche"). That explanation is VASTLY more likely than anything nasty, and breast cancer is VERY rare in adolescents. If you notice redness or heat with lump formation, it may mean that the breast ducts aren't draining well, and it would be appropriate to see your physician if it doesn't respond to warm-packs. But even this doesn't happen very often. Dr Dale
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