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Doctor insights on: Breast Tissue Men

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Why do women have more fatty breast tissue if men can also produce milk?

Why do women have more fatty breast tissue if men can also produce milk?

Genetics: An XX chromosome female is designed to undergo puberty with significant breast development. Males (XY) can develop fatty breasts through gynecomastia or excessive weight gain. There are also several genetic conditions that are called mosaicism that can give a "male" breasts that can produce milk if not surgically interrupted before puberty, however those conditions would look like a female. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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How come women have more fatty breast tissue if men can produce milk too?

How come women have more fatty breast tissue if men can produce milk too?

Lactation tissue: Lactational tissue is responsible for milk production, not the amount of fatty tissue. Hormonal stimulation to this tissue results in milk. ...Read more

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Is it common for men to have significant breast tissue?

Is it common for men to have significant breast tissue?

Men have: Breast buds and pre-cursors that will respond to estrogenic stimulus: gynecomastia, and there are 0.1-1% of breast cancer occurs in males. ...Read more

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Is it true that all men have a small amount of breast tissue?

Is it true that all men have a small amount of breast tissue?

Yes, true: Men also have breast tissue and 1 to 2% of all breast cancers are male. ...Read more

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Is it likely for men to donate breast tissue to women who have undergone mastectomys?

Is it likely for men to donate breast tissue to women who have undergone mastectomys?

Tissue transplant: Between individuals require tissue matching and immunosuppresant meds which can be complicated and sometimes even dangerous. So it is usually reserved for internal organs which are necessary to sustain life. Breast transplants are not worth this risk. ...Read more

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How I know that, is I have breast tissue or just fat? (having man boobs)

How I know that, is I have breast tissue or just fat? (having man boobs)

Difficult: Similar palpating texture.
Multivitamin surbex in moderate dose should have no major effect even with overdose.
But you probably do not need.
Lose weight. ...Read more

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I am really skinny (ribs showing) and have ridiculously skinny legs. But have man boobs. It's not breast tissue growing, I've researched it, it's fat.

I am really skinny (ribs showing) and have ridiculously skinny legs. But have man boobs. It's not breast tissue growing, I've researched it, it's fat.

A trainer and a: Nutritionist would be good ideas if you can afford it, after you've been cleared of medical problems by your doc. High protein and good fats like coconut oil and olive oil can be helpful. Neat, clean, and being a good person is more important than physique. Peace and good health. At 17 y.o. you have more room to put more meat on in the future. ...Read more

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I still have man boobs the same size. Pure fat, not male breast tissue. How can I get rid of them?

I still have man boobs the same size. Pure fat, not male breast tissue. How can I get rid of them?

See Plastic surgeon: Not enough information. Are you trying to say that you have fatty male breasts even after weight loss. If so, you first need an evaluation to ensure that you don't have hormonal imbalance and then can be considered for surgical managements by either liposuction of excision. See a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have man boobs, but I'm really skinny, maybe a tiny bit rough around the edges tho. They are bigger than all really obese guys. (Not breast tissue)?

I have man boobs, but I'm really skinny, maybe a tiny bit rough around the edges tho. They are bigger than all really obese guys. (Not breast tissue)?

Normal hormones: Hi. Dr. Ivy Fisher, a pedi MD. This is
normal sometimes thru puberty as your
hormones are increasing esp estrogen.
This will calm after 19 yrs of age.
Gynecomastia is common also as breast tissue
increases and the soft tissue around them.
People who are overweight may have this issue
awhile. Yours should subside. You can consider an
endocrinologist if the problem worsens or increases over time. ...Read more

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What is dence breast tissue?

What is dence breast tissue?

Breasts are: Normally composed of fibroglandular tissue and fat. The fibroglandular tissue is white or "dense" on the mammo, the fat is lucent. The breasts are considered dense if there is >50% dense tissue relative to fat. Although dense breasts are normal, they can decrease the sensitivity of mammo for detecting cancer, and dense breasts also slightly increase the risk of cancer. ...Read more

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What is asymmetrical breast tissue?

What is asymmetrical breast tissue?

Different: Asymmetrical breast tissue refers to an obvious difference in the contour of one area of the breast compared to the rest of the breast or it refers to an obvious difference between the two breasts. ...Read more

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What does scattered breast tissue mean?

What does scattered breast tissue mean?

Scattered tissue: This is usually a statement put on a imaging report. There is nothing unusual about this phrase by itself. However if you would like further clarification in your case then return to your ob. Gyn for details. ...Read more

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What does thickening of breast tissue mean?

What does thickening of breast tissue mean?

If tissue on one: Of your breasts has become thick & like an orange peel in consistency - please see your physician promptly for evaluation. ...Read more

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Thickening of breast tissue cause for alarm?

Thickening of breast tissue cause for alarm?

Maybe: Or maybe not. Need much more information. Breast thickening that you feel? That a doctor's exam feels? Seen on a mammogram? All breast changes or concerns need full evaluation with a doctor ; a mammogram. ...Read more

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What do breast tissue expanders look or feel like?

What do breast tissue expanders look or feel like?

They are essentially: ...Empty translucent rubbery balloons with a valve built into the wall that can been accessed through the skin with a needle to fill them with saline and gradually expand a new breast mound into being. They usually feel quite firm while being expanded but newer techniques keep them soft once the permanent device is placed. ...Read more

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Asymmetric breast tissue is seen bilaterally, what to do?

Asymmetric breast tissue is seen bilaterally, what to do?

Breasts are often: Not completely symmetric. If there is a large disparity - evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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I have migrated breast tissue on d sides. Will wearing well fitting bra daily bring the breast tissue I normal position? Age23 unmarried.

I have migrated breast tissue on d sides. Will wearing well fitting bra daily bring the breast tissue I normal position? Age23 unmarried.

Not likely: Bras will not change the underlying nature of the breast tissue. If you are not happy with the look of your breast consider a virtual visit on Healthtap with one of the plastic surgeons. They can walk you through effective options ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more