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what causes breasts to form on an 8yr old boy?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Have him checked: If he really developed breast (areola), he deserves a thorough evaluation. An extra fat deposition in chest in obese boy can be misconstrued as breast development.

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A 42-year-old male asked:

Can an 8yr old boy have breasts?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unlikely : Most man boobs on an 8 yo boy are due to deposition of fat in the overweight child. As males approach puberty in the 11-14 age group they can have transient breast enlargement due to hormonal changes, but this usually fades within a year. If the kid is not overweight, there is a chance that abnormal hormonal factors are at play and testing would be in order.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2013

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