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A 20-year-old male asked:

is there a non-surgical remedy for gynecomastia that i can do myself?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Treatment available: For men with gynecomastia, a doctor can evaluate and look for disorders that increase the amount of estrogen-type hormones in men, such as liver disease, alcohol use, marijuana use, obesity, etc... Sometimes gynecomastia happens without an obvious reason. Non-surgical treatments such as estrogen blockers (tamoxifen is one) have been tried with some success. An endocrinologist doctor may help.
Dr. Mario Diana
Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
No: There is not a home remedy for true gynecomastia. If the breasts have enlarged due to an increase in body weight and fat, then weight loss is the answer and it is controllable at home and self directed.
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Possibly: Some gynecomastia is related principally to fat deposition in the breasts associated with being overweight. Getting back to ideal body weight in this case will reduce breast bulk.

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A 26-year-old male asked:

Are there any new or up-and-coming non-surgical treatments for gynecomastia?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Estrogen blockers: Gynecomastia is breast tissue enlargement in men, and is due to the effects of estrogen hormones. A little male breast enlargement can be normal, especially in teenagers. A lot of breast enlargement would be a problem to be evaluated by a doctor. Medications (like tamoxifen) that block the production or the effects of estrogen can reverse some gynecomastia. An endocrinologist is the doctor to ask.

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