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Breast Tissue Men
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
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
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
Yes, true: Men also have breast tissue and 1 to 2% of all breast cancers are male. ...Read more
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
Please explain if it is possible for men to donate breast tissue to women who have undergone mastectomys?
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
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
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)?
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
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
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
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
Breasts are often: Not completely symmetric. If there is a large disparity - evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more
Breast tissue: Isn't one of the organs that is normally donated. ...Read more
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
Breasts post nursing: A woman's breast becomes larger with nursing and will become relatively smaller after stopping nursing. The breast will likely be slight larger than before you nurses but similar size. ...Read more
Medication, Hormones: Male breast enlargement (gynecomastia) is relatively common and can be caused by various medications, such as antacid or blood pressure medications. Many cases are due to the normal hormonal changes that occur in men. Liver disease, marijuana smoking and testicular tumors that secrete hormones can also be a factor. Because men can get breast cancer, see a specialist if you notice any changes. ...Read more
Breast Tissue: In general as most women age the milk producing breast glandular tissue becomes less prevalent and there is more fat tissue present. This situation changes with pregnancy and lactation as breast glandular tissue increases. If your breasts change size with weight change then the change is due to fat. Radiology studies such as MRI scans can distinguish fat from breast tissue. ...Read more
Normal: Normal breast tissue is firm and dense, and most commonly seen in young patients. ...Read more
Yes: The breast is largely glands and fatty tissue. The glands can be more or less dense at various times. ...Read more
Yes: Fatty tissue is considered benign.Get a more detailed answer ›