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How can I tell if I have gynecomastia or just chest fat because i'm overweight?

How can I tell if I have gynecomastia or just chest fat because i'm overweight?

Lose weight!: Glandular gynecomastia does not "go away" with weight loss; plastic surgical excision is required (not liposuction). Fatty gynecomastia can be treated with liposuction, and ultrasonic lipo is a good option. Either way, losing weight will improve you and your chest! ...Read more

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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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I have a big and pointy chest, I am not obese or overweight, i was concerned that I have chest fat or gynecomastia ? I work out on regular bases

I have a big and pointy chest, I am not obese or overweight, i was concerned that I have chest fat or gynecomastia ? I work out on regular bases

Male chest concerns: If your concern is of the breast and not the sternum, you may have gynecomastia. Many males have a period of this in their late teens or late middle age. If this problem has been established for a number of years, a surgical remedy is likely the key. If this is new, see your primary care doctor for a testicular exam and screening. Marijuana, xtc, steroids, supplements and alcohol can cause. ...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?

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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Is the gynecomastia or just chest fat?

Is the gynecomastia or just chest fat?

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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I have had gynecomastia for like 6 years now on my left chest, it hurts when pressure is applied, and streched vertically, is this a bad sign?

I have had gynecomastia for like 6 years now on my left chest, it hurts when pressure is applied, and streched vertically, is this a bad sign?

Gynecomastia: It seems that you have unilateral non-resolving gynecomastia. An endocrinologist will need to examine you and perform some investigative work-up. If medical causes are eliminated then s/he will refer you to a plastic surgeon for surgical correction. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between gynecomastia and chest fat?

How can I tell the difference between gynecomastia and chest fat?

Firm/nodular vs flab: The breast tissue tends to be very firm and nodular and gritty when pinched between your fingers whereas fat tends to be softer and more compressible. I often ask patients to place their hands on their hips and contract their chest muscles or to raise their hands high over their heads to visualize the for mass that is responsible for gynecomastia. However gynecomastia is usually a combo of both! ...Read more

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How do I know if I have gynecomastia or just chest fat because I am obese?

How do I know if I have gynecomastia or just chest fat because I am obese?

Lumpy?: Gynecomastia tends to be a firm, discrete lump, which is centered on the nipple. Fat tends to be soft and distributed more widely, especially in the lower pole of the breast. Obesity often obscures the physical findings for gynecomastia as the chest fills with fat. Lumps in the breast, for men and women, should be checked by a qualified physician to determine the pathology. ...Read more

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Will gynecomastia cause my chest to hurt when playing basketball?

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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I had gynecomastia surgery in 2011. I am about to undergo liposuction of the abdominals and flanks. Can this further improve the looks of my chest?

I had gynecomastia surgery in 2011. I am about to undergo liposuction of the abdominals and flanks. Can this further improve the looks of my chest?

Probably not: You may achieve a better overall proportion to your torso but it is unlikely that it will specifically target or improve the appearance of your chest. ...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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Is it possible to diagnose gynecomastia with a chest x-ray?

Not Necessary.: In-person consultation with your family practitioner and/or plastic surgeon is a good place to start. Accurate history and physical examination is important. Eliminating “causes” of gynecomastia is also important. Surgical treatment usually involves partial excision of the glandular tissue plus/minus liposuction surgery. Again, much of what is recommended will depend on specific physical exam. ...Read more

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I am a healthy active male who has an active lifestyle . Having a chubby chest. On fnac it showed gynecomastia. Treatment?

Gynecomastia: If there is excess glandular breast tissue, the surgery is the only way to remove it. Diet and exercise can eliminate fat, but not the glandular breast tissue. The procedure consists of liposuction and excision of the gland. ...Read more

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Am18 yrs i have small gynecomastia . i was 110 kg now 84 kg , they reduce but with same shape , anycure with exercise chest and no surgery?

Am18 yrs i have small gynecomastia . i was 110 kg now  84 kg , they reduce but with same shape , anycure with exercise chest and no surgery?

No cure: but size may continue to decrease with further weight loss. Plastic surgery may be necessary to remove excess and stretched skin over the chest area, ...Read more

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Sir I have also chest problem..Like gynecomastia..Because iam use steroid for body building...What should I do for reduce that..Please help me sir?

Stop steroids: Seriously. Stop the steroids! that is one of the most common side effects. Plus Anabolic steroids for body building cause many other health problems like heart disease, acne, small testicles, infertility, aggression, etc. Stop the steroids, the gynecomastia will resolve. ...Read more

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20 yr. M, m i having gynecomastia? , secondry puberty changes not completed(body indicates), no itching, no chest pain..Weight-143 lbs nd height-170 cm

20 yr. M, m i having gynecomastia? , secondry puberty changes not completed(body indicates), no itching, no chest pain..Weight-143 lbs nd height-170 cm

Usually idiopathic : Many males in and just after puberty will have subareolar palpable gland that will gradually regress. In the 10% or so where it doesn't or there is more (too much) breast tissue, plastic surgical consultation is appropriate. If surgery is needed, this is very common, straightforward, and with (usually) nearly invisible periareolar scar being all that is necessary! had this myself at your age. ...Read more

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What would happen if i applied andractim gel directly on the chest for gynecomastia treatment?

Probably nothing: There are a few old articles in the medical literature about topical treatment of gynecomastia, but I am not aware that it is effective. There are many side effects of androgen treatment. Gynecomastia can be very effectively treated with surgery that includes liposuction and direct removal of breast tissue. ...Read more

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Approx. 20 yr. Old male, m i having gynecomastia? Not crossed puberty changes(body indicates), no chest hair and not full facial hair? Should i wait?

Approx. 20 yr. Old male, m i having gynecomastia? Not crossed puberty changes(body indicates), no chest hair and not full facial hair? Should i wait?

Get seen: You're "approximately 20 years old" and you seem to be using euphemisms for not having powerful erections / ejaculations like your peers. I suspect you have XXY or some other disorder preventing you from becoming a complete man. In any case, you don't have to tolerate having gynecomastia -- removing these is office surgery. I hope you get what you want -- and an XXY has a choice. Best wishes. ...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