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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Gynecomastia (Overview)

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 offer the best solutions.


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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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Dr. Tom Pousti
547 doctors shared insights

Gynecomastia (Overview)

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 offer the best solutions.


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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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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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Does tamoxifen treat gynecomastia?

Probably Not...: Much will depend on your specific situation and on your own physician's thoughts after physical examination. 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. ...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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How is gynecomastia treated in chubby boys?

Wait until 18 : Traditionally, estimates of normal pubertal gynecomastia vary from 4-nearly 70%. When associated with overweight individuals this incidence can be expected to be on the higher side. Nearly 2/3 of gynecomastia cases will resolve with time. Certainly in instances of obesity, an effort to avhieve weight loss or at least a stable weight should be attempted first. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating gynecomastia?

Are there official recommendations for treating gynecomastia?

Depends on the cause: Gynecomastia can be caused by many things, including medication side effects, hormonal imbalance, street drugs and alcohol, liver failure and cirrhosis, kidney failure, hyperthyroidism, tumors (pituitary, adrenal, testes), hypogonadism (low testosterone), malnutrition...The recommendations depend on the cause. ...Read more

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What other treatment options for gynecomastia?

What other treatment options for gynecomastia?

Surgery and surgery!: Other than weight loss (and treatment of any stimulating causes, like testicular tumors or other hormone causes), surgery is the only way to remove gynecomastia tissues, especially glandular component. Liposuction can help with the fatty part, but excision is needed for the glandular portion. There is no diet or supplement that can help. See an abps-certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What are some treatments available for gynecomastia?

What are some treatments available for gynecomastia?

Limited: Weight loss, better diet and exercise. Avoidance of otc supplements containing things like dhea. If prolactin is elevated, Cabergoline can help. Otherwise, surgery may be the only alternative. ...Read more

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What is the cure for gynecomastia?

What is the cure for gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia cure: Typically liposuction is used to correct gynecomastia. If there is also a lot of loose skin often this is also removed. Occasionally if their is firm redundant breast tissue it is surgically removed. See a board certified 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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A friend was just diagnosed with gynecomastia, is that a serious condition?

No: It is a benign (non-cancerous) growth or swelling of the nipple and breast tissue in men. There are multiple causes, and it often goes away by itself especially in younger persons. It can be surgically removed if it is a cosmetic issue, but this is not necessary. Alcohol use, marijuana, and steroid use can cause it, but often it just happens by itself. ...Read more

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How to prevent gynecomastia thru exercise ?

How to prevent gynecomastia thru exercise ?

Exercise won't help: Do you mean prevent or treat gynecomastia? Exercise will help you lose body fat, including chest wall fat, but the breast tissue will not go away without surgery. ...Read more

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What is gynecomastia? Who gets it?

All Ages...: 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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Does gynecomastia get covered by insurance?

Not usually: Unless you have a medical condition associated with your gynecomastia, most insurers consider the surgery cosmetic. ...Read more

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What is gynecomastia in men?

Enlarged male breast: Gynecomastia is an enlargement of male breast tissue. This can be from an excess of one's own hormones or from certain medications. It is usually a benign condition but one should seek medical care, especially if this is a new finding to rule out certain pathology. ...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


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