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What is gynecomastia in males?

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Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Male breasts: Gynecomastia, or male breasts, can occur naturally in adolescence and usually resolves on its own. They can be due to some drugs or medications including marijuana and steroids; or due to some diseases. Before having surgery to address gynecomastia, all causes should be ruled out to make sure no serious illnesses are being missed.
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Dr. George Pope
41 years experience
Abnormal breasts: Gynecomastia is a condition where a male has breasts. It's fairly common. See my webinar on youtube. Search dr. George pope. Or visit gynecomastia.Org, a great forum.
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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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Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Male Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia simply means feminzation of a man's breast . It is not hamrful in the majority but can cause psycohological distress and is easiy surgically treated by a plastic surgeon. Causes are many and include medication side effects, thc use (marijuana), steroids and other drugs, obesity, endocrine disorders and familal causes and rarely from a cancer.
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