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What causes male breast enlargement?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Several conditions : Of course genetics play the greatest role. The incidence has been cited as effecting anywhere from 30-70% of males followed by resolution in nearly 80% after 2 years. The risk is increased in males who are obese or may be taking medications which effect their estrogen to testosterone ratios such as marijuana, spironolactone, steroids, prostate cancers medications, cimetidine, etc.
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Speak to your primary care physician about your concerns and you might also consult with a board certified plastic surgeon about gynecomastia surgery if it bothers you.
Sep 30, 2018
Dr. Alex Lechtman
Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
LOTS OF THINGS: Most has to do with weight gain, but muscle building steroids and pills, marijuana and some medications can do it. Also, certain cancers including testicular cancer can cause it as well. See your regular doctor to check.
Dr. Wendell Goins
General Surgery 42 years experience
adult gyenecomastia(the developement of breast tissue in a man) also can occur in older men as their testosterone levels drop and estrogen levels may rise due to obesity,liver disease ,or medications)
Aug 5, 2012

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Could male breast enlargement be caused by soy productcs?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Probably not: This issue has been raised because of the presence of certain chemicals such as soy phytoestrogens and isoflavones that have an estrogen and anti-testosterone effects. This issue remains controversial with both male and female breasts particularly with breast cancer and has caused some physicians to recommend dietary restrictions. However this remains far from conclusive. See photo comments.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Male breast enlargement--what surgery?

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Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 28 years experience
Mastectomies: Mastectomy would be the surgery it most important is try to determine the cause.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Are there symptoms of male breast enlargement?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Symptoms male breast: Male breast enlargement, or as we call it gynecomastia.Young men and teenagers get embarassed with large breasts.They are called and feel freaks, breast pain can happen frequently, some diseases and medications can cause gynecomastia.Anabolic steroids, tagamet, aldactone, (spironolactone) casodexand several other medicines.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Male breast enlargement. What options are there?

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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery 37 years experience
Surgery: Just checked into noninvasive modalities & none are approved yet. In my opinion the best treatment is slim lipo wh is laser- enhanced liposuction. The fibrous & glandular nature of the tissue can require use of at least a small incision to remove some of the tissue by conventional means.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Male breast enlargement pills?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Muscle/fat/breast: What part of the breast do you want to enlarge: the fat, the muscle or the actual breast tissue. Fat is increased by weight gain. There are no muscle building pulls but Anabolic steroids will promote muscle growth with exercise and has many adverse side effects including promotion of breast tissue. Any pill with estrogen like effects or testosterone blocking are likely to promote breast growth.

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