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Gynecomastia Or 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a ball behind my puffy nipples (for 5 years , now I am 17) but I am overweight, my brothers have the same problem, can it be gynecomastia?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Gynecomastia is enlarged breast tissue in guys. It's the result of hormone imbalances. Excess body fat can cause changes in estrogen/testosterone balance - but is by no means the only cause. Skinny guys can get gynecomastia. Gynecomastia does not means someone is fat. Too much fat means someone is fat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Teen boys with boobs: Puberty brings about some changes in boys that they're never that happy about - some growth of their breasts. Majority of times it will resolve but if significant then it may need surgical correction. Also if the child is overweight then that should be addressed first with weight loss, better diet and exercise and then pursue surgical correction for the non-resolving gynecomastia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: There is no association between gynecomastia and offspring with larger breasts. 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Type of Tissue: 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). Pseudogynecomastia refers to enlargement of the breasts secondary to fatty tissue. Physical examination usually ( easily) differentiates the two. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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