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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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Can my doctor give me testosterone pills for my gynecomastia?

Can my doctor give me testosterone pills for my gynecomastia?

No: First, testosterone pills aren't really safe (dangerous to liver). Second, excess testosterone is converted into estrogen which then exacerbates gynecomastia (male breasts). Instead, check your estrogen level and block conversion of testosterone into estrogen w/aromatase inhibitor such as anastrazole (prescription breast cancer drug). Of course, diet & exercise help, too! less fat = less gyno. ...Read more

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Testosterone-425ng(160-1055) Estradiol-29.40ml(10.6 - 44.5) gynecomastia not severe just grandular tissue causing pufffy nipples im 18 will it go?

Testosterone-425ng(160-1055) Estradiol-29.40ml(10.6 - 44.5) gynecomastia  not severe  just grandular tissue causing pufffy nipples im 18 will it go?

Hyperestrogenism: OK...so I'm guessing your taking testosterone either intramuscularly or topically. Excess testosterone will be converted into estrogens. Increase estrogens in a male with causes nipple tenderness, pain, lumps and masses behind nipples and the like. Arimidex (anastrozole) is an estrogen blocker that can be used. Its generic now and rather inexpensive. ...Read more

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testosterone-425ng Estradiol-29.40ml.Is my estradiol a bit high?i have gynecomastia but its not a severe one just grandular tissue im 18 will it go?

 testosterone-425ng Estradiol-29.40ml.Is my estradiol a bit high?i have gynecomastia but its not a severe one just grandular tissue im 18 will it go?

Need normals: Please ask your question again with the normal range values for testosterone and estradiol for the lab you are going to. The fact that it is unilateral suggest highly that the levels are not causing the gynecomastia if it is one sided. It can resolve over time but can also persist a lifetime. There are treatments available that could be considered after proper evaluation by a doc. ...Read more

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Might getting gynecomastia removal surgery raise my overall testosterone levels?

No : Gynecomastia surgery should have no effect on your overall testosterone level. If persistent, gynecomastia 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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I have gynecomastia, how would i be able to increase my testosterone and estrogen levels?

I have gynecomastia, how would i be able to increase my testosterone and estrogen levels?

Why?: Best not to “treat” the gynecomastia by attempting to manipulate your hormonal levels. If you have concerns about abnormal hormonal levels being causative of the gynecomastia, best to seek consultation with an endocrinologist. If, in the long term, gynecomastia remains a concern, surgical correction may be indicated; usually involves direct excision of gland tissue and/or liposuction surgery. ...Read more

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) so that i can boost my testosterone levels and get rid of gynecomastia. What should I do?

) so that i can boost my testosterone levels and get rid of gynecomastia. What should I do?

Not testosterone pbm: If you have gynecomastia at a listed age of 48, you need to first have an evaluation by your doc. There are some meds or health problems that have this as a side effect and medical treatment may be indicated. If this is ruled out, you need to consult a cosmetic surgeon with experience in the area to have this treated. ...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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I have a test today and my testosterone and estrogen are in a good range.im 18 and my gynecomastia is not severe but i have puffy nipple.will it go?

I have a test today and my testosterone and estrogen are in a good range.im 18 and my gynecomastia is not severe but i have puffy nipple.will it go?

Don't worry: Gynecomastia in adolescent males is not uncommon and is harmless. It is best not to focus on it and consider it as a normal finding. To decrease the discomfort from your clothes rubbing on the nipple, you may want to wear a T-shirt or tank top underneath your shirt. It will be less noticeable as time goes by. Take care! ...Read more

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Will taking testosterone reduce my gynecomastia?

Will taking testosterone reduce my gynecomastia?

No: Excess testosterone (t) is converted into estrogen which then exacerbates gynecomastia (male breasts). So taking t won't help you. Instead, check your estrogen level and block conversion of t into estrogen w/aromatase inhibitor such as anastrazole (prescription breast cancer drug). Of course, diet & exercise help, too! less fat = less gyno. Plastic surgeons can help when all else fails. ...Read more

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Just got gynecomastia surgery done for 4 wk ago, almost all glant is removed. when will it be ok to start using testosterone and anti estrogen again?

Just got gynecomastia surgery done for 4 wk ago, almost all glant is removed. when will it be ok to start using testosterone and anti estrogen again?

Gynecomastia: If you are a male with large breasts that have been removed you may not need testosterone Have your doctor check your testosterone level. Why do you need anti-estrogen. Just to be sure, are a female changing to male? If so that would indeed have an effect on your testosterone level. ...Read more

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Why hyperthyroid can cause gynecomastia? What's the connection thyroid hormone and estrogen, testosterone?

Why hyperthyroid can cause gynecomastia? What's the connection thyroid hormone and estrogen, testosterone?

Complex interaction: Gynecomastia can occur in hyperthyroidism due to an induced increase in peripheral aromatase activity leading to an increase in circulating estrogen levels, and thus decreased testosterone levels. Most of the estrogen in men is made from the peripheral conversion of testosterone and other androgens to estrogens. Other mechanisms are probably at play as well. ...Read more

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I have a small penis at 21 years old (3 inches erect) I also have gynecomastia, can testosterone in large my penis size?

I have a small penis at 21 years old (3 inches erect) I also have gynecomastia, can testosterone in large my penis size?

Probably not: Why the name Betty? It does sound like you have an endocrine problem. Start with a Urologist to check all labs. Then and only then can treatment be started. Get going and make an appt soon. ...Read more

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20 yr old guy havig gynecomastia and less facial hair.Lab report testosterone 5・6ng/ml, LH 2・6miu/ml, TSH 3・81uiu/ml, FSH 2・9miu/ml, prolactin 13・7ng/ml?

20 yr old guy havig gynecomastia and less facial hair.Lab report testosterone 5・6ng/ml, LH 2・6miu/ml, TSH 3・81uiu/ml, FSH 2・9miu/ml, prolactin 13・7ng/ml?

Gynecomastia: These hormone values seem to be normal based on usual normal ranges. Is it really breast tissue, or fat? Have you gained weight? It is common for teenage boys to have some gynecomastia, which generally resolves as they fill out. But sometimes it does not. Sometimes people have plastic surgery for this. See your doctor. ...Read more

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My lab work came back with low vitamin D at 26.4, low free testosterone at 7.6, high bilirubin at 2.3, platelets are 326, can any of this be bad? Iv had symptoms of loss of appetite, fatigue, back and joint pain, gynecomastia, shortness of breath,

My lab work came back with low vitamin D at 26.4, low free testosterone at 7.6, high bilirubin at 2.3, platelets are 326, can any of this be bad? Iv had symptoms of loss of appetite, fatigue, back and joint pain, gynecomastia, shortness of breath,

Abn labs: Low Vit d is common just supplement low testosteroen occurs usually older men but is not uncommon- there are supplements , platelets are OK. The elevated bilirubin is unusual and has to be evaluated .It reflects with liver or gallbladder dysfunction, rarely pancreas need liver function tests, ultrasound or CT, maybe Gilbert's ,Avoid alcohol, tylenol, (acetaminophen) smoking. f/u this weeks w/ doc/ GI. ...Read more

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Can the testosterone booster pills you can buy at walmart help your muscle gain?

Can the testosterone booster pills you can buy at walmart help your muscle gain?

No: Sorry WalMart, but there are no over-the-counter dietary supplements that serve as testosterone boosters to boost muscle size, at least none w/published safety & effectiveness data. Check out http://www.usatoday.com/search/dietary%20supplement/ for an interesting expose behind-the-scenes look at the dietary supplement industry, especially purported muscle building supplements. ...Read more

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I need help building muscles; training; testosterone pills, safe or dangerous?

Dangerous: Most likely, "testosterone pills" are worthless at best, dangerous at worst. Check out http://www.usatoday.com/search/dietary%20supplement/ for more info. These T boosters have no documented/published safety & effectiveness data. Focus first on exercise, nutrition & sleep. If that's not enough, chat w/your family doc to look for underlying problems before considering T given attendant risks w/TRT ...Read more

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Just got gynecomastia surgery done for 4wk ago, almost all glant is removed. when will it be ok to start using steroids for muscle gain again?

Anabolic steroids: have a lot of side effects, many more serious than gynecomastia, some even life-threatening. I don't think any medical professional will advise use of steroids for muscle gain. ...Read more

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How should I workout to keep cortisol at bay and gain muscle and testosterone side by side ? Thanks

How should I workout to keep cortisol at bay and gain muscle and testosterone side by side ?
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Autoregulation: Hi. Unless you have a rare disease, your cortisol and testosterone will be regulated and kept normal automatically under the exquisite control of the hypothalamus and pituitary. You don't have to worry about it. They're on autopilot and right where they're supposed to be. Eat healthily, exercise regularly, and don't smoke. Good luck! ...Read more

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If I take a testosterone supplement will I gain more muscle mass?

If I take a testosterone supplement will I gain more muscle mass?

Temporarily: Ped's are dangerous and give a temporary muscle boost. As soon as you discontinue the androgens your muscles will shrink. Additionally, there so many adverse reactions to testo use that it just makes no sense. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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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