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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Gynecomastia (Overview)

Gynecomastia is also known as Enlarged male breasts. Gynecomastia is the growth of breast tissue in boys and men. This is due to the imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone.


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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
529 doctors shared insights

Gynecomastia (Overview)

Gynecomastia is also known as Enlarged male breasts. Gynecomastia is the growth of breast tissue in boys and men. This is due to the imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone.


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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?

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?

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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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Male Breast Enlargement (Definition)

Male breast enlargement is also known as Enlarged male breasts. 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)

Enlarged male breasts is a clinical finding in which a male's breasts are somewhat prominent. This can occur with obesity, with diseases that affect hormone levels, or ...Read more