Q. Can the lump under my male breast be cancerous?

Answered by
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Apr 15, 2018

Hello doctor,

I am a 24-year-old male. My complaint is that I have a breast lump in my right breast lower outer quadrant. I noticed it three days ago. I have pain at that site. I also noticed redness in the surrounding areas. I have poor beard growth and chest hair so I suspect that it could be gynecomastia. Can gynecomastia be tender and painful? I also suspect myself having Klinefelter though I do not consider my genitals to be of small size.I am a medical student and I am worried that the lump could be a carcinoma as I have learned that there is an association between Klinefelter's and carcinoma. Please help me.

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

General Medicine Internal Medicine


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Most probably it is gynecomastia as it is common in young age and may cause pain,

Although, breast cancer is rare in males, it is more aggressive with rapid growth and spread.

I suggest that you take painkillers and send me a photo of the red lump

Also if you have noticed any swellings in the armpits please tell me.

In general, you should not worry, but be a little cautious.

For more information consult a general medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/general-medicine-physician

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