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Lumps under nipples for 10years. BREAST CANCER?

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Hello, I'm a 23 year old male. For 10 years I have had lumps under both of my nipples. I went to my general physician who told me it was nothing and that he wasn't feeling anything. Even after that, I still don't think it's nothing. I've been living the last 10 years thinking I'll die any day now. I can't keep living this way and have to get definite proof that it's nothing. My question is where should I go, what doctor should I see who can preform a test that will let me know if I have male breast cancer? Sometimes my nipples hurt. I have stomach pains occasionally. I'm 100% convinced I have breast cancer and need to know where to go to get some answers. Please help me.

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Dear,
Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com
I can understand your fear and concern. Presently your age is 23 and you had the breast swelling since 13 yrs, which is the pubertal time.
This is due to hormonal changes in the body and usually does not require oncological intervention .
I would like to reassure you that this condition called GYNECOMASTIA is a common phenomenon during most of the time.
You need to do regular exercise and lead a healthy life. I would strongly advise you to stop worrying about this.
If the breast appears large and very abnormal, you can meet a surgeon for cosmetology opinion and take his advise


Patient replied :

Thank you for your quick response, but it doesn't quite answer answer my question. I know about gynecomastia and have been told about for years, but I do not think that is what i have. I believe the lumps under both of my nipples have gotten bigger and attached themselves to the muscles underneath. Visually, my nipples don't look too different aside from being reddish pink instead of the normal color. Also, most morning my stomach hurts and have occasional abdominal pain during random parts of the day. I also feel a swollen lymph node on the right side of my throat below the jaw. I also feel something in both arm pits. I just don't feel right and have been living with this anxiety for 10 years. I need answers and that is why my original question was where do I need to go to get a definite answer? Can i get some kind of ultrasound or something? I don't know what to do and everyone keeps telling me I'm crazy and that it's probably just gynecomastia. Please help me with this.


Hello,
Yes an ultrasound will definitely help and I recommend you get an ultrasound done and follow up with me.
I will guide you based on that. Biopsy is a more definitive diagnosis and not required at this stage.
Regards.


Dr. Prasad Eswaran
Category: Hematologist
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Doctorate in Medicine (Fellowship in Oncology), DM,  Madras Medical College & Govt. General Hospital, Chennai, India.

Doctor of Medicine (Residency in Radiation Oncology) , MD, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India, 2004-06.

Diploma in Medical Radiology & Therapy (Residency in Radiation Oncology), D.M.R.T, Madras Medical College & Govt. General Hospital, Chennai, India, 2004-06.

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery - M.B.B.S, Govt. Stanley Medical College & Hospital, Chennai, India, 1998-2004.
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