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Dr. Joseph Mele
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Enlarged Male Breasts (Overview)

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 surgery or leave alone.


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What is the best treatment for gynecomastia (male breasts)?

What is the best treatment for gynecomastia (male breasts)?

Gynecomastia: Enlarged male breasts can come from a number of different causes. Before any treatment can be done, you must first have a complete physical exam and may need bloodwork to rule out hormonal issues. There are a number of medications that can also cause gynecomastia. Once all medical reasons are ruled out, one may consider treatment. You should seek a consultation with a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Mele
207 Doctors shared insights

Enlarged Male Breasts (Overview)

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 surgery or leave alone.


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I am experiencing enlarged male breasts.

I am experiencing enlarged male breasts.

Male breast tissue: About 1/2 males will undergo a transient nipple/breast enlargement at he onset of puberty. Carrying extra weigh aggravates the issue as part of the enlargement is fat. Most will resolve slowly as other hormonal changes kick in over about a year. If the process is unchanged after 2-3 yrs ; you've made an effort to lose any extra weight, it is time to discuss it with a surgeon. No meds will fix it ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Enlarged male breasts?

What is the definition or description of: Enlarged male breasts?

Gynaecomastia: 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 surgery or leave alone. ...Read more

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I am experiencing enlarged male breasts. I saw online that there is a product called gynexin and gynexol cream, would that help my gymeclmastia?

I am experiencing enlarged male breasts. I saw online that there is a product called gynexin and gynexol cream, would that help my gymeclmastia?

No: Male breast enlargement in healthy teen guys is usually normal (from hormonal changes in puberty) but do avoid obesity. The annual check-up with his pediatrician or family doctor is a good time to show the doctor the breast enlargement and ask about it. A separate appointment can be made if one's check-up is not coming up soon. No "online products" help, but the salesmen love to sell their stuff. ...Read more

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Small testes, Enlarged male breasts. Azoospermia, histopathology done shows Sertoli cell only syndrome Fsh 20.37mIU/ml LH 11.87mIU/ml Test2.52ng/ml?

Small testes, Enlarged male breasts. Azoospermia, histopathology done shows Sertoli cell only syndrome Fsh 20.37mIU/ml LH 11.87mIU/ml Test2.52ng/ml?

See edocrinologist: This sounds like an endocrine problem that needs a good work up and then treatment depending on your needs and goals. An endocrinologist or Urologist with experience in endocrine problems is your best bet. You may need to go to Rome or Paris etc to find the specialist. ...Read more

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Is gynecomastia an enlarged male breast?

Is gynecomastia an enlarged male breast?

Yes: Gynecomastia is the development of a breast appearance in a man. It usually involves both chest wall fat and breast tissue, and surgery is required to correct it.
Visit gynecomastia. Org - a great forum.
Visit my patient photo gallery at
http://georgepopemd. Com/galleries/gynecomastia/. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Do a breast self exam after your period ends
monthly
Check daily in shower after soaping up
daily
Learn the architecture of your breasts by repetition
once
Observe skin around nipples
once
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I need to know if there is any natural method to enlarge male breast?

^ muscle mass: Exercises to build your chest (per workoutbox. Com): barbell bench press; barbell bench press, declined; dumbbell flyes; dumbbell flyes, inclined bench; chest dips; cable crossover. This will increase muscle mass but will not increase cup size/ fatty tissue. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for gynecomastia (male breasts)?

Gynecomastia: Enlarged male breasts can come from a number of different causes. Before any treatment can be done, you must first have a complete physical exam and may need bloodwork to rule out hormonal issues. There are a number of medications that can also cause gynecomastia. Once all medical reasons are ruled out, one may consider treatment. You should seek a consultation with a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can sertraline tablets cause gynecomastia or any other type of breast enlargement in men?

Can sertraline tablets cause gynecomastia or any other type of breast enlargement in men?

Possibly:see study: In the study cited below, there is concern and evidence to suggest that it may sertraline was a probable cause if gynecomastia formation in a 67 year old particularly if combined with duloxetine.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/23324513. ...Read more

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I had vaser male breast reduction 5 years ago. Now developed lump under nipple, no breast enlargement could this be Gynecomastia regrowth? Or cancer?

Rare for Ca: Rare for male breast cancer, especially in field of previous gynecomastia. One can have reappearance of the male tissue that was not completely removed and has regrown or a lipoma, representing a fatty deposit in the remaining breast tissue. If questionable or enlarging a simple bx will resolve the problem. ...Read more

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Gynecomastia, male breast problems, what can I do?

Gynecomastia, male breast problems, what can I do?

Surgery Helpful.: Assuming a young man has achieved a long-term stable weight and there are no “causative agents” involved, surgery may be indicated. 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 liposculpture surgery may suffice. ...Read more

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What is the difference between gynecomastia male breast cancer?

What is the difference between gynecomastia male breast cancer?

Benign vs malignant: Gynecomastia is a benign condition usually caused by drug abuse or prescription medications. On the other hand, male breast cancer is malignant and can spread through metastasis. Fortunately it is rare for males to develop breast cancer. ...Read more

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I am a 26 year old male and I have a lump in my breast. Can it be breast cancer or gynecomastia?

I am a 26 year old male and I have a lump in my breast. Can it be breast cancer or gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia: Probably gynecomastia. But a biopsy with review by a pathologist would help solidify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Had ultrasound and mammogram 4 bilteral male breast tenderness had for 6 mths. Why do both? Are either gynecomastia or cancer possible?

Had ultrasound and mammogram 4 bilteral male breast tenderness had for 6 mths. Why do both? Are either gynecomastia or cancer possible?

Important to exclude: Yes both are possible and need to be excluded. Late gynecomastia development may be caused by hormonal imbalance as a side effect of medications. ...Read more

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How much should my breasts increase in size if I have gynecomastia?

How much should my breasts increase in size if I have gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia is a benign enlargement of the male breast and is defined clinically by the presence of a rubbery or firm mass extending concentrically from the nipples. Although the condition is usually bilateral, it can be unilateral. The condition known as pseudogynecomastia, or lipomastia, is characterized by fat deposition. ...Read more

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How would a guy know if they have gynecomastia or just fat breast?

How would a guy know if they have gynecomastia or just fat breast?

In general...: Gynecomastia is a small, firm, painful, localized inflammatory mass located under the nipple in men, and may be located on only one side. Fatty breast findings would be a generalized soft fullness diffusely across the chest on both sides of the chest. ...Read more

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If I have gynecomastia will I produce breast milk?

Not Usually.: Gynecomastia is not usually associated with production of breast milk and/or nipple discharge. These findings may prompt additional (endocrinology) work up. ...Read more

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What do lumps in the chest mean? Gynecomastia or breast cancer?

What do lumps in the chest mean? Gynecomastia or breast cancer?

Either: Masses in the chest could be gynecomastia or breast cancer. Best to be evaluated by your physician for diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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I am overweight with gynecomastia (breast tissue), I know I can't remove it naturally, but if I do exercice, will my gyno look better?

Hormone testing: Hormone testing by your doc or a natural doc can give you some answers. This can help w/weight and gynecomastica. Testing is quick and easy, using saliva or blood. Exercise can help but it's best to get to the root of the situation. The very best to you. ...Read more

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I'm 33. Is it normal to have occasional pain from gynecomastia. I've had it in 1 breast since I was 16. Never went away. Should my hormones be tested

I'm 33. Is it normal to have occasional pain from gynecomastia. I've had it in 1 breast since I was 16. Never went away. Should my hormones be tested

Male hormones: Excessive breast tissue in men and pain needs to be examined by your doctor. Please see him/her. Also, the tissue can be removed surgically if you and your doc think it necessary. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Mammogram for breast tenderness results were benign gynecomastia. Received letter today saying it's time for six month repeat test. Is this normal?

The prior: mammogram report likely recommended a 6 month follow up to monitor stability. This is not unusual. However, if you think it is a mistake, call your doctor and check before having the mammo. It may not be necessary to monitor gynecomastia with serial mammograms. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ minor gynecomastia its painful. Cant afford cosmetic surgery can I legally ask my surgeon to call the procedure a bilateral breast biopsy?

Diagnosed w/ minor gynecomastia its painful. Cant afford cosmetic surgery can I legally ask my surgeon to call the procedure a bilateral breast biopsy?

Gynecomastia: Idiopathic gynecomastia does not have an underlying medical cause and will not harm your health. Therefore, medical insurance companies consider it a cosmetic condition and will not pay for treatment. Performing a medically necessary procedure such as a biopsy to treat a cosmetic condition would constitute insurance fraud. ...Read more

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Gynecomastia breast tenderness has lasted over yr. Mammogram findings normal/benign with f/u scheduled. Is time abnormal. Finasteride caused.

Gynecomastia breast tenderness has lasted over yr. Mammogram findings normal/benign with f/u scheduled. Is time abnormal. Finasteride caused.

See answer: Finasteride-induced gynecomastia, either uni- or bi- lateral, is one of the potential side effects of Finasteride (f) that likely does not get the attention it deserves. Usually improves or resolves after stopping f but not always. Almost always benign, but rare cases of breast cancer have been reported. Usual treatment: observation only; surgery if bothersome;? Anti-estrogen pill if painful. ...Read more

Dr. Tom Pousti
552 Doctors shared insights

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


Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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