A 34-year-old member asked:
My doctor told me i have gynecomastia. what is that?
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General Surgery 39 years experience
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General Surgery 17 years experience
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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and "mastos" meaning breasts. it refers to abnormal development of large mammary glands in males. Although there may be many “causes”, most cases are idiopathic (no specific cause). The use of certain medications, drugs, organ dysfunction (kidney or liver), hormonal imbalances etc. May also be causative.
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Last updated Nov 9, 2016
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