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How to know if i'm developing gynecomastia?

How to know if i'm developing gynecomastia?

Male breast enlarges: Gynecomastia is enlargement of the male breast. Males have breast tissue like females that contain duct tissue. The only things missing at the end of the ductal tissue are the glands that characterized the female breast. In gynecomastia the breasts enlarge significantly with breast tissue which in many instances is self production of an abnormal level of hormones or taking of drugs. ...Read more

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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


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Why is it so common for men to develop gynecomastia?

Why is it so common for men to develop gynecomastia?

Look x causes: Obesity, medications for prostate, other medicines like spironolactone, liver disease like cirrhosis, lack of testosterone (andropause), intake of estrogen, and who knows if high content of estrogen in certain food? In young adolescent males is common to have first unilateral gynecomastias due to hormonal changes. ...Read more

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How to know if I look like I'm developing gynecomastia?

Look or ask someone: If you've got a fair amount of upper body fat (pseudogynecomastia), you can have it removed by liposuction. If you have a lot of firm tissue under you nipple, and it's a bit pointy, it's probably true gynecomastia. A few minutes in a general surgeon's outpatient office will fix it. ...Read more

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If I develop gynecomastia does that mean that i'm getting fat?

If I develop gynecomastia does that mean that i'm getting fat?

No: Gynecomastia is enlarged breast tissue in guys. It's the result of hormone imbalances. Excess body fat can cause changes in estrogen/testosterone balance - but is by no means the only cause. Skinny guys can get gynecomastia. Gynecomastia does not means someone is fat. Too much fat means someone is fat. ...Read more

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What if adult men develop gynecomastia? What do you treat it with?

What if adult men develop gynecomastia? What do you treat it with?

Surgery Helpful.: Assuming a man has achieved a long-term stable weight and there are no “causative agents” involved, surgery may be indicated to treat persistent gynecomastia. 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 liposuction surgery. ...Read more

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Can orchitis cause someone to develop gynecomastia?

Unlikely, but...: Unlikely but If it lasted long enough and caused enough damage and resultant changes in hormone levels. You could prove this via lab work with DHEAS, Testosterone and estradiol levels. It would also be somewhat dependent on your age and length of time that you had the condition ...Read more

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I took 5mg Risperdal and developed gynecomastia age 16-19. Lost weight since 115kgs-81kgs. A bit of gynecomastia has yet remained, will it go?

Gynecomastia: can resolve over time. Congratulations on the weight loss. May want to check your prolactin level now if you have not already done so. Discuss the matter with your doctor too. Everyone is different when it comes to this sort of thing. ...Read more

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I developed Gynecomastia 2 weeks ago from taking Saw Palmetto after a period of 4 days. How long will it take for my Gynecomastia to fully disappear.

Few weeks: Most of rapid onset gynecomastia due to accumulated tissue fluid which should be re-absorbed quite quickly after discontinuing Saw Palmetta. Mild permanent enlargement may occur. ...Read more

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I used finasteride 5mg for yrs. Developed gynecomastia which drug withdrawal cured. Hair now thinning. Is it safe to take 1mg for hair growth!

Finasteride: A reduced dose Finasteride is less likely to cause gynecomastia. I would also tell you that gynecomastia is not particularly a health problem but is more of a cosmetic issue. (clearly cosmetic issues are important to you at 71 years of age). ...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


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