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Doctor insights on: Foods That Cause Gynecomastia

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Will fermenttet soy in supplements or food cause /worsen gynecomastia, should I stay away from it?

Will fermenttet soy in supplements or food cause /worsen gynecomastia, should I stay away from it?

Fermented soy: Not likely. Regular soy products you should avoid. They do not really cause gynecomastia but do cause other problems...Especially in men so best to avoid. ...Read more

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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Does ensure powder have estrogen and does it cause gynecomastia? It seems to be the case: http://www. Menshealth. Com/nutrition/s (around 3rd page).

Does ensure powder have estrogen and does it cause gynecomastia? It seems to be the case: http://www. Menshealth. Com/nutrition/s (around 3rd page).

No and no: Ensure products have no estrogen, but do contain soy, which has been thought to have estrogen-like effects in men. But, per livestrong. Com, "no research has shown that soy isoflavones can produce effects similar to pathologically high estrogen in men. A 2011 analysis of clinical data in the journal "fertility & sterility" found no effects of soy products or isoflavones on male sex hormones in men. ...Read more

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I am wondering what causes gynecomastia?

I am wondering what causes gynecomastia?

Many possible causes: This condition can arise on its own or can be secondary to certain drugs (ie marijuana and many prescription meds) and also can be secondary to hormonal problems that may signal a bigger issue, including endocrine tumors. If you aren't simply overweight consider seeing your md. You need a testicular exam, review of your medications, and several blood tests that are not part of routine bloodwork. ...Read more

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Are there foods I can stop eating to reduce my gynecomastia?

Eat Organic: Most meats and other foods commonly consumed today have large doses of antibiotics and hormones with feminizing effects. Also avoid consumption of large doses of alcohol and definitely avoid marijuana (a known cause of gynecomastia). ...Read more

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Can orchitis cause someone to develop gynecomastia?

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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For how long does gynecomastia caused by puberty last?

For how long does gynecomastia caused by puberty last?

Time for a visit: Pubertal gynecomastia will occur in 1/3 to 1/2 of males ; generally last about a year before fading. Intensity varies from small lump to generous boobs.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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Can you have a tumor that causes gynecomastia but no other symptoms?

Can you have a tumor that causes gynecomastia but no other symptoms?

Gynecomastia: Can be caused by "paraneoplastic" HCG production or estrogens: testis tumors, small cell lung cancers are common, there are others. And yest this can be the only symptom. Many drugs also do this. See a doc to run the list of prosepcts. ...Read more

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Is gynecomastia caused by an imbalance of hormones?

Is gynecomastia caused by an imbalance of hormones?

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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Is Lexapro (escitalopram) known to cause gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia is usually related to major antipsychotic medications such as Risperidone, or others. It is unlikely that Escitalopram could cause such side effect. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes gynecomastia in puberty?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes gynecomastia in puberty?

Gynecomastia: 1/2 of males experience gynecomastia during puberty involving hormonal stimulation of tissue. Males make some estrogen and the target tissue of breast development can respond to small amounts before a males testosterone begins to dominate. It generally subsides over 6 mo to a year.Overweight kids can have a false gynecomastia. Persistence for more than 2 yrs may require surgery for cosmetic outcom. ...Read more

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I have gynecomastia caused by steroids is there anything I can do for this its ruining my life because of one mistake please help me Thank you?

I have gynecomastia caused by steroids is there anything I can do for this its ruining my life because of one mistake please help me Thank you?

It will work out: Things always find a way to work themselves out. If no other options exist, surgery to remove the breast tissue can be performed by a plastic surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it true that marijuana can cause gynecomastia?

Is it true that marijuana can cause gynecomastia?

Yes and More: Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and  "mastos"  meaning breasts.  it refers to abnormal development of large mammary glands in males. Although there may be many “causes”, most cases are idiopathic (no specific cause). The use of certain medications, drugs, organ dysfunction (kidney or liver), hormonal imbalances etc. May also be causative. ...Read more

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I have had a very slight case of gynecomastia all my life. Possibly caused by allergy medication?

Many causes: Many causes have been postulated for gynecomastia. Most fall under the category of "cause unknown". ...Read more

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How long of a usage of lavender oil would cause gynecomastia? Would discontinuation stop development?

How long of a usage of lavender oil would cause gynecomastia? Would discontinuation stop development?

Yes: Lavender oil contain some compounds which suppresses male hormones and mimics female hormones which causes gynecomastia in males,
Research has shown that this condition would resolve after discontinuation ...Read more

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I read that ketoconazole might cause gynecomastia... Is this regarding the pills or will shampoo cause this too?

Unlikely: Toxnet reports that gynecomastia may occur with oral ketaconazole but will go away in some patients after they stop the medicine. Adverse effects reported in patients receiving topical ketoconazole 1 or 2% as a shampoo to the scalp include increased hair loss, irritation, abnormal hair texture, scalp pustules, dry skin, pruritus, and oiliness or dryness of the hair and scalp. ...Read more

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What often causes adolesant gynecomastia? What blood tests should I have? I was 13 when the gynecomastia arrived, I am now 37, will have surgery soon

What often causes adolesant gynecomastia? What blood tests should I have? I was 13 when the gynecomastia arrived, I am now 37, will have surgery soon

Hormones: During puberty there are many hormonal changes as you know. Sometimes there may be a larger amount of estrogen for several reasons which usually self correct over time. This is usually a normal occurrence. In your case the enlargement persisted and the right answer is to remove them if they hurt. If you had this since adolescent years no other test is needed. ...Read more

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In gynecomastia, if it is cause by hormonal imbalance, how long do you have for rebalancin until it becomes something that require surgery? After 20s.

Before surgery...: There is an off-label use of a medication for gynecomastia--clomiphene. The benefits of this over testosterone is that there is no resultant testicular atrophy associated with clomiphene use. Neither is there decreased sperm count. The medication is used to enhance fertility in men and women, so you may find yourself more fertile. Talk to your physician about whether clomiphene may be an option. ...Read more

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Could gynecomastia cause nipple discharge?

Possible but: Nipple discharge in a male is not normal. If its fluid or milky it could be galactorrhea, which can be caused by medications, hormone imbalances and even tumors. You should definitely go get checked out. Seek a plastic surgeon for your gynecomastia after you find out what the cause is first for the discharge. ...Read more

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How can kidney disease cause gynecomastia?

How can kidney disease cause gynecomastia?

Sex hormone issue: Renal failure has very widespread consequences on normal body function. In regard to gynecomastia, this results from decreased testosterone production and an increase in LH and FSH; the female hormone equivalent. The latter results from less excretion in the urine. This hormone imbalance causes Breast enlargement that typically resolved within a year. ...Read more

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Can drinking a lot of soy milk cause gynecomastia in men?

Can drinking a lot of soy milk cause gynecomastia in men?

Soy and gynecomastia: Soy does have estrogen like properties but it would be unlikely that consumption in moderation would produce gynecomastia. Gynecomastia in men occurs when testosterone is out of balance with estrogen, and causes of this include drugs/medications, alcohol, endocrine disorders, tumors, obesity, et al. Stopping soy products and monitoring for breast reduction can help determine if soy is causing it ...Read more

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Will gynecomastia cause my chest to hurt when playing basketball?

Possibly.: Gynecomastia may be associated with chest wall tenderness; the “excess” glandular tissue may be tender to palpation and cause irritation with activity/contact. ...Read more

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Can under eating cause fat on chest or is there another reason for me being skinny with man boobs (not gynecomastia)?

Can under eating cause fat on chest or is there another reason for me being skinny with man boobs (not gynecomastia)?

Gynecomastia: This is gynecomastia and usually related to hormone changes in someone your age. I highly recommend a check up by your pediatrician and possibly a breast specialist.
This will most likely go away by the time puberty is complete. ...Read more

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Could my risperdal be causing my gynecomastia? Should I ask for a different antipsychotic? Will it go away if it's the cause?

Possible but...: Impossible to predict, with any degree of certainty, whether gynecomastia related to the use of any specific drug, will dissipate once the specific drug use is terminated. This may be one of the situations where the "only time will tell”. If the gynecomastia remains persistent, surgical intervention may be worthwhile; usually consists of direct excision of gland and/or liposuction surgery. ...Read more

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I have puffy nipples and what looks like (could be) Gynecomastia. I'm hoping it could just be FAT. Can excess fat in chest cause puffy nipples too?

I have puffy nipples and what looks like (could be) Gynecomastia. I'm hoping it could just be FAT. Can excess fat in chest cause puffy nipples too?

Yes: Yes it can. See a doctor who will be able to do a physical examination to determine what kind of tissue is causing this situation with your nipples. ...Read more

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Could geodon (ziprasidone) cause gynecomastia. I feel like I'm man boobs from it. Prolactin elevation?

Gynecomastia: Ziprasidone is a second-generation antipsychotic used in the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Prolactin elevation is a possible side effect of all of the medications in this class, although some are more likely than others. Patients having possible gynecomastia should discuss this possibility with their prescribing physician and a prolactin level may be indicated. ...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