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what are signs that pubertal gynecomastia is going away? how can i expedite the process?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Confusing question: Pubertal gynecomastia will occur in 1/3 to 1/2 of males ; generally last about a year before fading.Intensity varies from small lump to generous boobs.Overweight kids can appear to have it from just fat accumulation.If present after 3 years, and or weight loss,surgical removal of the glandular tissue ; liposuction of any associated fatty tissue will do the job.

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Is it true that marijuana can cause gynecomastia?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
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No one knows: While there has been numerous reports in the past that marijuana causes gynecomastia, none have been definitive and no one has proven the link. There has been speculation about how the association may have been made but my research into the topic has not produced one paper proving a direct cause and effect relationship.
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Can you use nolvadex (tamoxifen) to get rid of gynecomastia?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Yes.: Although tamoxifen is not fda-approved for this use, multiple studies have been published demonstrating it's benefit treating gynecomastia. It is probably most beneficial early in the development of the disease. If no effect is seen after three months, continuing the drug further is probably not helpful.
A 47-year-old member asked:

If I have gynecomastia will I produce breast milk?

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Not typically: Might indicate need for further work up.
A 25-year-old male asked:

Am a man & I have big man breast how can I get rid of them?

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Dr. Adam Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Options: Weight loss is the first line but can also be treated surgically good luck.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Is it possible that taking rogaine (minoxidil) and procerin during puberty to block DHT be bad for you?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Oral?: Procerin is a natural drug which will inhibit the 5 Alpha reductase enzyme, thus preventing testosterone from converting to dht. It hasn't been studied in kids and i can't vouch for adult studies. Dht is necessary for masculinization. Without enough of it, breast tissue could develop, but no one knows if procerin causes it in kids. Rogaine (minoxidil) topically should be discussed with a dermatologist.
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