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what causes male breast tissue enlargement?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
See a doctor: Male breast enlargement is called gynecomastia and can be common in men. It is seen at puberty but can also be seen in grown men who are overweight (the man boob) or due to medications. Male breast cancer usually occurs on 1 side and is firm. I recommend getting evaluated by your family doctor who can refer you to a surgeon for complete evaluation.
Dr. Deanna Attai
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Medication, Hormones: Male breast enlargement (gynecomastia) is relatively common and can be caused by various medications, such as antacid or blood pressure medications. Many cases are due to the normal hormonal changes that occur in men. Liver disease, marijuana smoking and testicular tumors that secrete hormones can also be a factor. Because men can get breast cancer, see a specialist if you notice any changes.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Just started birth control again. There is clearish fluid discharging from breasts. What could it be?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Probably nothing: Birth control pills are known to cause hormonal resets in a woman's body. Breast is hormone regulated organ, so that is no surprise you are reacting the way you are. Chances are with the next cycle you may not have any, although, i did have patients who were lactating all along. In that case, i'd check prolactin level and rule out other causes for lactation.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Do men often start balding at the crown?

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Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Varies: More than 95% of hair thinning in men is male pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia. Male pattern baldness is characterized by hair receding from the lateral sides of the forehead (known as a "receding hairline") and/or a thinning crown (balding to the area known as the ‘vertex’). Both become more pronounced until they eventually meet, leaving a horseshoe-shaped ring of hair back of head.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What can be done to treat acne on the face, chest, and shoulders?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Acne Therapy: Acne treatments work by reducing oil production, speeding up skin cell turnover, fighting bacterial infection, reducing the inflammation or doing all four. With most prescription acne treatments, you may not see results for four to eight weeks, and your skin may get worse before it gets better. There are topicals like ziana and epiduo and oral medication like solodyn (minocycline). See your dermatologist.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How can I avoid putting pressure on my arm and prevent breast lymphedema?

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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology 54 years experience
General care: Lymphedema of the arm is seen following breast procedures (axillary dissection, radiation), and avoiding putting pressure on the arm doesn't prevent the swelling. Avoid scratches, injury of the arm that can result in infection and further damage of the lymphatics. Seek help of a lymphedema trained physical therapist for specific advice.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What's the link between mood and male hormones?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Depression/ anxiety.: I have treated men with low testosterone who were depressed, anxious, had low sex drive & poor energy levels. When testosterone levels improved -so did their emotional symptoms.

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