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what is gynecomastia in males?

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Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 25 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.
Dr. George Pope
Plastic Surgery 40 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.
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.
Dr. Larry Nichter
Cosmetic Surgery 36 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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Do males w/ gynecomastia produce milk (in some/special cases)?

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Pituitary tumors: Generally speaking, males with gynecomastia do not produce milk. In rare instances of prolactin producing tumors, it is possible to have milk but this would be very unusual.
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Are young men more likely to develop an addiction?

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Dr. Douglas Laipple
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What causes rectal prolapse in men?

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Dr. Jason Bodzin
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Straing or rectal ma: Rectal prolapse is not common in men but when it occurs, it is usually from chronic diarrhea and straining at the stool. Rectal prolapse should usually be repaired by an experienced surgeon as there are several different techniques which can be applied depending on patient factors such as age, debility, assessment of anal sphincter tone and squeeze, etc. Colonoscopy is necessary.
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What's urinary diary used for in men?

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Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 31 years experience
Voiding diary: A voiding diary tracks the actual time of day you urinate along with the amount. Some diary also ask if you about the intensity of the urge along with how much fluid you consume in 24 hr. Other items that are track is leakage of urine. Most diary are appropriate for both gender.
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What would cause the shakes in a 57 yr old party guy?

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