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I have varicocele and gynecomastia and suffer from leg and lower back pain after masturabating and also water like sperm. Can it lead to infertility?

I have varicocele and gynecomastia and suffer from leg and lower back pain after masturabating and also water like sperm. Can it lead to infertility?

Depends: Your symptoms sound like a hormone imbalance, possibly related to medications you are already taking. Consult with a physician for laboratory analysis and medication review. Infertility is a question of failure to conceive, involving both you and your partner, and can rarely be predicted. ...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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Is gynecomastia harmful?

Is gynecomastia harmful?

Possibly.: I think the answer to your question would depend on whether the enlarged breast gland causes physical and/or psychosocial “distress”. If so, and if persistent, it 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 is gynecomastia in men?

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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What is gynecomastia in males?

What is gynecomastia in males?

Gynecomastia: 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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What could lead to gynecomastia?

What could lead to gynecomastia?

Too many to list: The list includes: puberty, excess estrogen, deficient testosterone, aging, medications (many of them), anabolic steroids, certain muscle building supplements, marijuana, liver disease, kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, and even cancer of the breast, testicles, lung, stomach, liver, kidney, or pituitary gland. If you have gynecomastia, the most common causes are benign, but get checked to be safe. ...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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How to tell if I have gynecomastia?

How to tell if I have gynecomastia?

Examination: Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and  "mastos"  meaning breasts, diagnosed by physical examination. 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 may also be causative. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have gynecomastia?

Is it possible that I have gynecomastia?

You need an exam: Are you overweight? 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. 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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How to know if I'm developing gynecomastia?

How to know if I'm developing gynecomastia?

Male breast enlarges: Gynecomastia is enlargement of the male breast. Males have breast tissue like females that contain duct tissue. The only things missing at the end of the ductal tissue are the glands that characterized the female breast. In gynecomastia the breasts enlarge significantly with breast tissue which in many instances is self production of an abnormal level of hormones or taking of drugs. ...Read more

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What are the physiological determinants of gynecomastia?

What are the physiological determinants of gynecomastia?

Hormones and fat: In men and boys mammary tissue development occurs when (t) testosterone: (e) estrogen ratio is lower. Most boys get it early in puberty; goes away as t levels go up thru pubertal progression & ratio increases. Obesity exacerbates the problem because fatty tissue makes more e, which lowers the ratio despite pubertal progression. Certain meds like Aldactone (spironolactone) can cause gynecomastia by blocking t. ...Read more

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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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How to treat teenage gynecomastia?

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

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What is surgery like for gynecomastia?

Depends on Situation: 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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What is gynecomastia and hyperprolactinemia?

Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia is the development of breast tissue in males. It may be small nodular areas of tissue under the nipple, or it can be fairly significant with excess skin and fatty tissue as well. This can be normal during puberty, related to hormone imbalances, or certain drugs/medications. Hyperprolactinemia is high levels of the hormone prolactin in the blood, this can affect breast development. ...Read more

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Should I have surgery if I have gynecomastia?

Possibly.: 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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I need your expertise, is gynecomastia curable?

Yes: Assuming a young 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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Should I have a surgery or not for gynecomastia?

Should I have a surgery or not for gynecomastia?

Depends...: The decision of whether or not to proceed with surgery to correct gynecomastia will ultimately be a very personal decision based on whether the enlarged breast gland causes physical and/or psychosocial “distress”. As always, patient should weigh the pros/cons associated with the procedure to determine whether to proceed or not. Consultation with board certified plastic surgeons may be helpful. ...Read more

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How to get rid of gynecomastia.

Gynecomastia Surgery: Gynecomastia is easiy surgically treated by a plastic surgeon. Using direct excision and/or liposuction techniques. First step is to look at causes which are many and include medication side effects, thc use (marijuana), steroids and other drugs, obesity, endocrine disorders and familal causes and rarely from a cancer. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia: Because 50 percent of the breast is composed of fat, I'm able to reduce its size predominantly through liposuction alone. Many men choose to combine the gynecomastia procedure with Pectoral Etching, a liposuction technique developed to give the chest a more athletic appearance. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia: Begin with observation only. Stop causative medication. Treatment underlying medical problems (hypogonadism, hyperthyroidism) If not resolved or having pain, last more than 12 months then consult specialist for medical and surgical treatment. Pubertal gynecomastia starts at 10 to 12. Peak at 13 to 14. Should regress in 6 months to 2 years. No treatment needed. If persist beyond 17 years old see Doc ...Read more

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Does gynecomastia effect on sex life?

Does gynecomastia effect on sex life?

Complicated: Sometimes men with gynecomastia may be embarrassed about the appearance of their chest wall; this sense of embarrassment may cause a decreased sense of self-esteem and potentially interfere with their sex life. These men may be reluctant to remove their shirts in private or public. Otherwise, most men with gynecomastia do not report that their sex lives are effected. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for gynecomastia?

Surgery.: Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and  "mastos"  meaning breasts. It is most 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 (lipomastia), then liposuction surgery alone may suffice. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of gynecomastia?

Surgery.: Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and  "mastos"  meaning breasts. I have found that gynecomastia 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. ...Read more

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Does gynecomastia from risperdal go away?

Possibly.: 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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How long does pubertal gynecomastia last?

Usually < 1yr: Pubertal gynecomastia may effect the majority of males as the begin their pubertal transition. Most are minimal and last 6m to a year, but occasional longer episodes do occur (1-3yr) it is important to separate the true process from fatty breast enlargement that produces a false gynecomastia in overweight kids. Spongy glandular tissue directly under the nipple is absent in the false case. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia: The explanation for gynecomastia in men is unclear except in men who are markedly overweight - not uncommon. If you are not overweight but do have large breasts a consult with a surgeon would be my best advice. Let me know what you decide and what happens. ...Read more

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Do you know of a treatment for gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia: There is a surgical gynecomastia procedure. It involves liposuction to remove the excess fat from the upper chest area. This surgery can also be combined with Pectoral Etching for a more defined look. ...Read more

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What can I do to hide pubertal gynecomastia?

What can I do to hide pubertal gynecomastia?

Be patient: Most of pubertal gynecomastia regresses within 2 years. In the mean time, try to lose weight if you are obese because excess adiposity further aggravates gynecomastia. ...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