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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. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...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?

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 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?

Many: 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 be causative. ...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?

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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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