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how do I know if I have man boobs

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many causes: There are many causes for this. Some of these are serious conditions that need to be evaluated and treated accordingly. These causes include: malnut ... Read More
Dr. Mario Diana
30 years experience Plastic Surgery
Drugs/alcohol/none?: Multiple reasons. Usually some medications, drugs, alcohol are behind this issue but it may present without any particular cause.
Dr. George Pope
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not uncommon: Many patients with gynecomastia are not overweight. It's caused by a hormonal imbalance usually. Many young men have a mild case of gynecomastia, wi ... Read More

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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
45 years experience Pediatrics
Do Man Boobs need Tr: The condition, called gynecomastia, is quite common in young men. Mostly, it is a transient hormone related development of a growing male and resolves ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Implants: Depending on size of breast and what you are comfortable with you could increase breast size by using implants under pectoral muscle which shouldn't i ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Losing weight: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk ca ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Obesity versus....: First the cause of the enlarged breasts has to be determined before a treatment can be proposed.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on the situa: Pubertal gynecomastia will occur in 1/3 to 1/2 of males ; generally last about a year before fading.Up to 3 years is noted occasionally before disappe ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Start by seeing your: Physician who can evaluated to determine if you just have a lot of fatty tissue overall or if this is gynecomastia.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Actually your problem afflicts nearly 30% of males in one way or another. Liposuction in the hands of an experienced plastic surgeon will result in 90 ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on the situa: Pubertal gynecomastia will occur in 1/3 to 1/2 of males ; generally last about a year before fading.Up to 3 years is noted occasionally before disappe ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
Wt loss might help: If not, depending on the severity, liposuction, excision of gynecomastia (male breast enlargement), or noninvasive techniques. Best to consult with a ... Read More
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