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Lump on left breast, nipple discharge. Is biopsy required, can it grow larger?

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Hello, recently I found a lump in the left breast of my 3 year old son. On examination there was a bloody nipple discharge. His pediatrician sent the swab in and the gram stain reports 1+ WBC seen 1+ epithelial seen NO bacteria seen. As well he went for an ultrasound and the impression states 1.6 superficial ill define, lobulated hypoechoic lesion adjacent to the left nipple. May represent prominent ductal and breast parenchymal elements secondary to gynecomastia. Alternatively, this may represent a benign hemangioma or a venous malformation. Based on this would you recommend a biopsy? Can it grow larger? Would you recommend removing it?
Posted Tue, 10 Jul 2012 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Chandra Shekhar Sharma 1 hour later

Welcome to XXXXXXX

As there was bloody discharge from nipple on examination, please get cytological examination of biopsy done for diagnosis.

Answer to "can it grow larger?" will depend on biopsy report.

Recommendation to remove will also depend on diagnosis.

As examination and palpation helps in diagnosis, it will be better if you can get your child examined by a general surgeon also.

Instead of pediatrician, an experienced general Surgeon will be in a better position to help you in diagnosis and deciding line of treatment.

If you have further query, please feel free to ask.

With good wishes,
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