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Dr. Martin Wertkin

General Surgery
Holtsville, NY

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General Surgery

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English

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Wertkin
Specializes in General Surgery
No: Gynecomastia, enlargement of the male breast, is unrelated to food intake. Enlargement of the female breast (sometimes referred to as "macromastia") may be related to weight gain, since the female breast often has a large component of fat. In that case, the best way help to reduce breast size is to go on a weight-reduction diet.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Wertkin
Specializes in General Surgery
No: Gynecomastia is enlargement of the male breast. It is almost always related to hormone imbalances or medications. It has nothing to do with body fat.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Wertkin
Specializes in General Surgery
Examination: The diagnosis can usually be made by physical examination of the breasts. Sometimes mammography and ultrasound are helpful. Occasionally, biopsy is necessary.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wertkin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wertkin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)
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