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Hello, I'm a 13 year old male, and I have what I think is a Montgomery Gland, but it's bigger than the others, and I can feel it slightly under the surface of the skin. Is this normal?

It's symmetrical, round, and about twice as big as the other glands. 

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    Its called gynecomastia and is very common in males of your age. Its due to hormonal changes and will probably disappear on its own although this may take a few months.    No treatment is normally necessary although if the lump persists after age 17/18 it is sometimes removed surgically.

    Dont worry.....its perfectly normal.

    If it becomes distressing for you then do have a chat to your doctor.

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    If you are convinced it is actually sitting on the skins surface like a boil,then it could either be an infection of the Montgomery gland and it may come to a head or get red and tender. Best to leave it alone unless it becomes very big...then you must see your doctor for advice in case you need antibiotics.

    Or just hormone stimulation of the gland,in which case it should gradually get smaller as your hormones settle down. As I said before this may take some months.

    Neither are serious...its just your body trying to adapt to surges of hormones.

    As before...if this is distressing for you,maybe you feel anxious when you have to undress for games/PE at school...then talk to your Mum or Dad or see a doctor. Are you in UK?

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      I think I've had it for about a month or two, and it and hasn't gotten any bigger. It's only about 5 millimeters around, and I can feel it slightly under the skin, so it seems to just be a stimulated gland. I'll keep my eye on it though.

      Thank you for your help!

      and no, I'm from the US.


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