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Can my local general practitioner doctor do anything about man boobs?

Can my local general practitioner doctor do anything about man boobs?

Possibly: Large male breasts may be a sign of a hormone imbalance, side effect of certain medications, or due to use of marijuana. Causes such as these are treated by cessation of the causative agent or by taking a different medication. If medical reasons for gynecomastia can be ruled out by your primary physician, a plastic surgeon is the best to see for definitive treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Mele
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Enlarged Male Breasts (Definition)

It is also called by some as Moobs (Man Boobs). During the puberty time many teenage boys develop breasts. But it goes away within three years in most of them. Also a few develop them due to hormone problems or overweight. The answer for that is ...Read more


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My son is 16.5 old. He's got man boobs & sneezes many times after waking up. Why sneezes occur in the morning. What doctor specializes in man boobs?

My son is 16.5 old. He's got man boobs & sneezes many times after waking up. Why sneezes occur in the morning. What doctor specializes in man boobs?

Depends on the situa: Pubertal gynecomastia will occur in 1/3 to 1/2 of males & generally last about a year before fading.Up to 3 years is noted occasionally.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.Plastic surgeons manage this problem. ...Read more

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What is cure for man-boobs? My son is 16. He is embarrassed to put on tshirts. He wears loose shirts. How can I help him. What doctor to see if need?

What is cure for man-boobs? My son is 16. He is embarrassed to put on tshirts.  He wears loose shirts. How can I help him. What doctor to see if need?

Depends on the situa: Pubertal gynecomastia will occur in 1/3 to 1/2 of males & generally last about a year before fading.Up to 3 years is noted occasionally before disappearing. 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 should i be looking right now at age 17, and in high school if i want to become a general practitioner or family doctor?

What should i be looking right now at age 17, and in high school if i want to become a general practitioner or family doctor?

LotsOfDifferentAreas: with an emphasis on the basic sciences: physics, chemistry, biochemistry, math, along with engineering (living creatures are the ultimate engineered creations), computer sciences/programming, etc. along with psychology, history (including of both science & medicine). Study great physicians, William Osler, Ben Carson, etc. Knowledge of music & art, additional areas of human focus also helpful. ...Read more

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Would taking testosterone pellets from the doctor because my free count is232, bring about gynecomastia?(man blobs). If it does how can I counteract i

Rare but possible: Men who are treated for hypogonadism {low testosterone} have a risk of developing gynecomastia, but this risk is shared with all modes of therapy. This risk is not exclusive to testosterone pellet therapy. As a matter of fact, the average daily dose of pellet implant therapy is about 10mg/day while a topical dose may be 50-100mg/day. I would expect gynecomastia to be rare with pellet therapy. ...Read more

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How do physician assistants and general practitioners collaborate?

How do physician assistants and general practitioners collaborate?

Many ways.: The scope of practice of pas depends on the state and their specialty. With general practitioners, pas usually work as "extensions" of the physician - and in theory, there should be good oversight of the work done by the pa. The physician should be available to answer questions the pa might have about the clinical case. In some states the pa can work without physician collaboration or backup. ...Read more

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Why do doctors become internists / general practitioners rather than specialists?

Why do doctors become internists / general practitioners rather than specialists?

Variety: Most doctors, including myself, who practice internal medicine enjoy the variety of patients and diagnoses. Family physicians expand even further including pediatrics and sometimes gynecology. ...Read more

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Please explain what doctor besides a general practitioners should I go to for shoulder/neck pain?

Please explain what doctor besides a general practitioners should I go to for shoulder/neck pain?

PM;R physician: Shoulder pain can be evaluated by a physical medicine ; rehabilitation physician, but an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in the shoulder is another option. Neck pain can be effectively evaluated and treated by a pm;r physician, especially one with extra fellowship training in interventional pain management. ...Read more

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As an ENT doctor, what's the most common type of inappropriate referral you see from general practitioners?

As an ENT doctor, what's the most common type of inappropriate referral you see from general practitioners?

Not inappropriate: Referrals are made when your primary doctor is not sure what the problem is or they are unfamiliar with the best forms of treatment. It's quite appropriate to send these patients to someone specialized in fields like ent. Along those lines, it's very unusual to receive a truly inappropriate referral. Having said this, ear pain is often misdiagnosed as ear infection when it's really tmd. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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General Practitioners (Definition)

General practitioners are medical professionals that do not provide specialist care. In certain countries this term may ...Read more


Dr. Tom Pousti
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Gynecomastia (Definition)

Gynecomastia is the growth of breast tissue in boys and men. This is due to the imbalance of the ...Read more