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Normal Breast Development and Changes
When I was about 21, I felt a hard place at the top of my right breast. Of course, I started worrying that I might have breast cancer, but I was too scared to call the doctor about it. When I went for my next check-up, I told him I found a lump. He acted like I should know the difference between a muscle and a lump, but how would I know? No one had ever explained to me what lumps feel like and what I should be looking for. My doctor should have praised me for noticing the difference between my breasts.
Is This Normal? A Teen Guide to Breast Health
Here's an overview of the major physical changes girls can expect as they go through puberty:. Girls usually begin puberty between the ages of 8 and 13 years old. The earliest sign of puberty in most girls is the development of breast "buds," nickel-sized bumps under the nipple. It is not unusual for breast growth to start on one side before the other.
Breast exams help doctors check that everything's normal. During a breast exam, a doctor or nurse practitioner will feel a woman's breasts to check any lumps and bumps and see if there are changes since the last exam. Doctors don't usually start doing breast exams until a woman is in her 20s. Most teens don't need breast exams. That's because it's rare for girls to have breast problems.