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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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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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Best anti estrogen pills to remove gynecomastia?

It may but not used: While it may help block growth of the breast cancers in women, it is generally not considered first line therapy for gynecomastia and is not indicated for this purpose. However, i recently had a patient whose endocrinologist prescribed this as an off label indication. You should first be fully evaluated by an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Will anti estrogen pills remove gynecomastia in teenage boys?

Will anti estrogen pills remove gynecomastia in teenage boys?

Gynecomastia: Yes. With the administration of clomiphene, an antiestrogen, approximately 50% of patients achieve partial reduction in breast size, and approximately 20% of patients note complete resolution. Tamoxifen, an estrogen antagonist, is effective for recent-onset and tender gynecomastia. Up to 80% of patients report partial to complete resolution. Another drug is danazol. ...Read more

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Can axiron for low testosterone shrink testicles?

Can axiron for low testosterone shrink testicles?

Yes: Use of exogenous testosterone can, by way of a feedback mechanism, cause atrophy of the testicles and reduction in testicular function. ...Read more

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Can testosterone help shrink male breast fat?

Can testosterone help shrink male breast fat?

Testosterone: No, testosterone can aid in increase in muscle. Reduction of body fat still requires caloric deficit. ...Read more

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Could doctors prescribe androgel to men with normal testo level?

Could doctors prescribe androgel to men with normal testo level?

Here are some ...: Testosterone supplement is not a panacea for men's vitality so it should not be used until probably evaluated and documented with blood test. Therefore, for any concern related ways and low testosterone, please see PCP or endocrinologist or urologist before embarking on taking such supplement. Besides, quality healthy lifestyle without overindulgence remains the core foundation of all healthcare ...Read more

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Can 1 y of Dr prescribed androgel cause new hypogonadism symptoms after cessation?Fatigue resolved by CPAP not androgel.Now have low libido, gynaecom.

Can 1 y of Dr prescribed androgel cause new hypogonadism symptoms after cessation?Fatigue resolved by CPAP not androgel.Now have low libido, gynaecom.

Hyp[ogonad: If you have been on testosterone and discontinued you are very likely to have a low testosterone now. Please see your doctor to get a measurement of your testosterone. You may need to go back on it. ...Read more

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Could adrenal glandulars increase dhea and testosterone levels?

Yes: Glandulars have been a traditional source of these hormones, but there absorption is not realiable. Check with your doctor or check out acam which is an organization that has investigated and held standards on hormone supplementation. They even have a physician referral on there website. ...Read more

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High bioavailable testosterone. Will spironolactone lower it? How about finasteride? Total Testosterone normal. Can flutamide help and at what dose?

High bioavailable testosterone. Will spironolactone lower it? How about finasteride? Total Testosterone normal. Can flutamide help and at what dose?

Here's some...: Have you been compulsively to perfect your body? Reviewing your profile incites me to raise this question. With so much involvement in your care, you should collect, reserve, & bring all related questions to your treating Dr. for balancing between medical necessity and professional possibilities before further acting upon with medication. online inquiry will not suffice to address your Q. ...Read more

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Want to stay masculine. Should I buy online testosterone patches (hormone replacement therapy)?

Want to stay masculine. Should I buy online testosterone patches (hormone replacement therapy)?

Online testosterone: Male androgen replacement for documented hypogonadism should always be prescribed and managed by a knowlegeable and licensed physician. Doing anything other than that is foolish, illegal, and down right dangerous. ...Read more

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Does testosterone and estrogen cream cause weight gain?

Does testosterone and estrogen cream cause weight gain?

Kinda sorta maybe: But first, weight gain in whom? Men? Women? Low in testosterone ; estrogen? Or normal levels? Interesting question but too general. Estrogen is linked to water retention which can lead to weight gain. Testosterone can lead to muscle development which can result in weight gain. Not exactly sure what you're looking for. Can you give us some more details ; specifics so that we can answer your questio. ...Read more

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If I'm transsexual, will 1.25 mg of Premarin (conjugated estrogens) be effective?

If I'm transsexual, will 1.25 mg of Premarin (conjugated estrogens) be effective?

Sorry that your: question has not been addressed yet. I'm not expert in the area you want addressed but encourage you to speak with a doctor who is. That will give you the best answer. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How spironolactone decreases testosterone production in a pcos woman?

How spironolactone decreases testosterone production in a pcos woman?

It doesn't: Spironolactone is a diuretic that also happens to block testosterone receptors in hair follicles. Since many women with P COS experience some degree of hirsutism as a result of the elevated testosterone common with PCOS the Spironolactone is prescribed to block the receptors to prevent those hair changes. The testosterone production can be decreased by suppressing the ovaries with OCP's. ...Read more

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Does taking hormone pills help to enlarge breasts?

Does taking hormone pills help to enlarge breasts?

Wel....: Some oral contraceptives can be associated with increase in breast size in some women (sometimes). ...Read more

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Will using nolvadex (tamoxifen) help reduce my pubertal gynecomastia?

Will using nolvadex (tamoxifen) help reduce my pubertal gynecomastia?

Surgery Helpful.: I have found that gynecomastia, if persistent, 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. For patients with excess skin, common after weight loss, skin excision may also be necesary. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will micronor (norethindrone) birth control increase your breast size?

Need doctor's help! will micronor (norethindrone) birth control increase your breast size?

Not likely: Probably not. Increased breast size, (and tenderness), is usually a side effect of estrogens. Micronor (norethindrone) doesn't have any estrogens. ...Read more

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


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