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My doctor told me i have gynecomastia. what is that?

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Dr. Michael McGonigal
General Surgery 39 years experience
Male breast enlarged: This term refers to breast enlargement in men. It can be caused by hormone imbalances, endocrine disorders, and problems with the liver and kidneys.
Dr. Robert Deal
General Surgery 17 years experience
Male breasts: Male breasts can be surgically treated and there are a number of options. The most common is using liposuction to reduce the size of the male breast. We typically try this first; even if it does not completely cure the problem, it will often lead to a large reduction in the size of the breast. If the breast...(read more) <http://www.Southernsurgicalarts.Com/index.Cfm/pageid/8279>.
Dr. Mathew Sorensen
Urology 22 years experience
gynecomastia is male growth of breast tissue. It often happens due to medications or obesity. Something that upsets the hormonal balance to increase estrogen levels.
Dec 15, 2012
Dr. Tom Pousti
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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