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Does gynecomastia in puberty eventually go away?

Does gynecomastia in puberty eventually go away?

It may but: Not always. Unfortunately, teenagers are probably the least able of any age group to handle it psychologically. ...Read more

Dr. Tom Pousti
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Gynecomastia (Definition)

Gynecomastia is enlargement of the breast tissue in male patients. A common reason for it is during the puberty. Other causes are secondary to hormonal imbalnce, liver function abnormality, side effect of certain medications or other drugs, excess alcohol consumption and sometimes unknown causes. It would be best to see a breast care provider to work up its causes and ...Read more


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Does gynecomastia happen during puberty? Does it go away after sometime? How much time does it take? What to do to make it go away?

Does gynecomastia happen during puberty? Does it go away after sometime? How much time does it take? What to do to make it go away?

Most of the times---: Most of the gynaecomastia occurs during puberty - and, most of them go away by itself within three years --- if it does not go away, then surgery may be the answer. ...Read more

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Is it possible for pubertal gynecomastia to go away naturally?

Is it possible for pubertal gynecomastia to go away naturally?

Yes: Most cases of pubertal gynecomastia dissipate with time. If persistent, it is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposculpture surgery alone may suffice. ...Read more

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Is gynecomastia normal during puberty?

Is gynecomastia normal during puberty?

It happens: Should still look for other causes, e.g. Steroids used for bodybuilding, other pharmaceutical drugs and marijuana. Could also be a feature of obesity. Interestingly, certain increasing prevalent environmental pollutants, for example, bpa's, can function like female hormone in the human body. ...Read more

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For how long does gynecomastia last during puberty?

For how long does gynecomastia last during puberty?

Depends: Roughly half of males go through transient nipple enlargement on one or both sides at the onset of puberty.Most resolve within 6m to a year, it is considered normal. A few will have persistent or dramatic gynecomastia. It can erode someones self concept, surgery is helpful for those who don't clear up after a couple of years. ...Read more

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Can gynecomastia medicine help if you are in puberty?

Can gynecomastia medicine help if you are in puberty?

Generally not needed: While some cases of male breast enlargement are due to hormone imbalances, in the vast majority the cause is unknown. Pubertal gynecomastia usually resolves without treatment. Medications are not used or effective unless a specific cause is identified that can be treated medically. ...Read more

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For how long does gynecomastia caused by puberty last?

For how long does gynecomastia caused by puberty last?

Time for a visit: Pubertal gynecomastia will occur in 1/3 to 1/2 of males ; generally last about a year before fading. Intensity varies from small lump to generous boobs.Overweight kids can appear to have it from just fat accumulation. If present after 3 years, surgical removal of the glandular tissue ; liposuction of any associated fatty tissue will do the job. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes gynecomastia in puberty?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes gynecomastia in puberty?

Gynecomastia: 1/2 of males experience gynecomastia during puberty involving hormonal stimulation of tissue. Males make some estrogen and the target tissue of breast development can respond to small amounts before a males testosterone begins to dominate. It generally subsides over 6 mo to a year.Overweight kids can have a false gynecomastia. Persistence for more than 2 yrs may require surgery for cosmetic outcom. ...Read more

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What to do to get rid of gynecomastia during puberty?

What to do to get rid of gynecomastia during puberty?

Depends: Roughly half of males go through transient nipple enlargement on one or both sides at the onset of puberty.Most resolve within 6m to a year, it is considered normal. I went through it. A few will have persistent or dramatic gynecomastia. It can erode someones self concept, surgery is helpful for those who don't clear up after a year or so. ...Read more

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Is there any medication that I can take to recuse gynecomastia, man boobs, I have had them since puberty, I am 18 now and I am sick of it please help.

Is there any medication that I can take to recuse gynecomastia, man boobs, I have had them since puberty, I am 18 now and I am sick of it please help.

Consult: A plastic/reconstructive surgeon for advise. Medication is not very effective unless caused initially by a medication which should be withdrawn if safe to do so. ...Read more

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20 yr. M, m I having gynecomastia? , secondry puberty changes not completed (body indicates), no itching, no chest pain. Weight-143 lbs nd height-170 cm

Usually idiopathic: Many males in and just after puberty will have subareolar palpable gland that will gradually regress. In the 10% or so where it doesn't or there is more (too much) breast tissue, plastic surgical consultation is appropriate. If surgery is needed, this is very common, straightforward, and with (usually) nearly invisible periareolar scar being all that is necessary! Had this myself at your age. ...Read more

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Approx. 20 yr. Old male, m I having gynecomastia? Not crossed puberty changes (body indicates), no chest hair and not full facial hair? Should I wait?

Get seen: You're "approximately 20 years old" and you seem to be using euphemisms for not having powerful erections / ejaculations like your peers. I suspect you have XXY or some other disorder preventing you from becoming a complete man. In any case, you don't have to tolerate having gynecomastia -- removing these is office surgery. I hope you get what you want -- and an XXY has a choice. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can losing a testicle after puberty cause gyno (gynecomastia) in males after a long period of time? (low testerone, man boobs?)

Can losing a testicle after puberty cause gyno (gynecomastia) in males after a long period of time? (low testerone, man boobs?)

Unlikely: Testicles are glands that produce testosterone. When glands appear in pairs in the body and one gland gives up, the other gland will compensate for that - unless that gland is sick, too. A blood test will reveal if the remaining gland is functional. ...Read more

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What are signs that pubertal gynecomastia is going away? How can I expedite the process?

What are signs that pubertal gynecomastia is going away? How can I expedite the process?

Confusing question: Pubertal gynecomastia will occur in 1/3 to 1/2 of males ; generally last about a year before fading. Intensity varies from small lump to generous boobs.Overweight kids can appear to have it from just fat accumulation. If present after 3 years, and or weight loss, surgical removal of the glandular tissue ; liposuction of any associated fatty tissue will do the job. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are signs that pubertal gynecomastia is going away?

Please tell me what are signs that pubertal gynecomastia is going away?

Confusing question: Pubertal gynecomastia will occur in 1/3 to 1/2 of males ; generally last about a year before fading. Intensity varies from small lump to generous boobs.Overweight kids can appear to have it from just fat accumulation. If present after 3 years, surgical removal of the glandular tissue ; liposuction of any associated fatty tissue will do the job. ...Read more

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What can I do to hide pubertal gynecomastia?

What can I do to hide pubertal gynecomastia?

Be patient: Most of pubertal gynecomastia regresses within 2 years. In the mean time, try to lose weight if you are obese because excess adiposity further aggravates gynecomastia. ...Read more

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Can you prevent pubertal gynecomastia from happening with letro or something else?

Can you prevent pubertal gynecomastia from happening with letro or something else?

NO: If you are going to develop you will develop gynecomastia, no medication will prevent it, if psychologically bothering you get fixed by surgery which will give normal appearance. ...Read more

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Pubertal gynecomastia. How do I get rid of them?

Pubertal gynecomastia. How do I get rid of them?

Surgical Option.: I have found that gynecomastia, if persistent, is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposculpture surgery alone may suffice. For patients with excess skin, common after weight loss, skin excision may also be necesary. ...Read more

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How long does pubertal gynecomastia last?

How long does pubertal gynecomastia last?

Usually < 1yr: Pubertal gynecomastia may effect the majority of males as the begin their pubertal transition. Most are minimal and last 6m to a year, but occasional longer episodes do occur (1-3yr) it is important to separate the true process from fatty breast enlargement that produces a false gynecomastia in overweight kids. Spongy glandular tissue directly under the nipple is absent in the false case. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat pubertal gynecomastia?

Observe & wt loss: Achieving an ideal body weight and observation are the only two recommended courses of action during puberty unless the condition is unilateral and there is sufficient concern for possible tumor suspicion in which case a needle biopsy may be recommended. Most cases ;~80%) of normal pubertal gynecomastia will resolve. ...Read more

Dr. Tom Pousti
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Male Breast Enlargement (Definition)

Gynecomastia, or enlargement of the male breast gland, can be due to hormone, imabalances, medications, age, or genetics. It is a medically treatable condition - see a board-certified plastic surgeon for the different options. These can include liposuction, direct excision of the glandular tissue, and even excision of ...Read more


Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more