Do the hard lumps under your nipples ever go away?

Last updated on March 10, 2022



I have hard lumps underneath both of my nipples for 3-4 years now. I think people call them “nipple rocks.” Will these eventually go away? They don’t hurt, but are kind of annoying.



When a boy is growing, the changing hormones can cause an adolescent nodule. This is a small, hard lump directly under the nipple that is tender to the touch. These require no treatment and typically disappear in about a year. Since yours have not gone away, it would be best to mention it to your doctor. Most likely it is nothing, but when something is a bit unusual, it is best to double-check.