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Is gynecomastia an enlarged male breast?

Is gynecomastia an enlarged male breast?

Yes: Gynecomastia is the development of a breast appearance in a man. It usually involves both chest wall fat and breast tissue, and surgery is required to correct it. Visit gynecomastia.Org - a great forum. Visit my patient photo gallery at http://georgepopemd.Com/galleries/gynecomastia/. ...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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Fat or fibrocystic breast disease?

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Fat or fibrocystic breast disease?

Not sure of your ?: I am not sure of what you are asking. Please rephrase your question and ask again. Breasts are composed of fatty tissue as well as denser "breast" tissue. Depending on many things the ratio of fat to denser 'breast" tissue varies from person to person and throughout life. ...Read more

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Are lumps behind a man's nipple symptom of gynecomastia or cancer?

Are lumps behind a man's nipple symptom of gynecomastia or cancer?

Yes: They can be either. It requires physical examination by a physician, possible mammography and/or ultrasound, and in some cases, biopsy, in order to determine whether a lump in a male breast is cancer or gynecomastia. ...Read more

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Is it true testosterone injections can cause hair loss breast enlargement in males?

Is it true testosterone injections can cause hair loss  breast enlargement in males?

Yes, but...: Do you need it and how much? And what is the price (consequence) you need to pay? These are the issues we have to think over especially for someone with the portraited clinical scenario. In life, we need to mull over if we have to do something necessary even being possible, and if we have to do something possible even being necessary. So, balance out what you like and what you need. More? Ask doc. ...Read more

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What congenital or metabolic disorders may be responsible for hyperhidrosis and hypoplastc breasts (hypomastia/tuberous breasts)?

What congenital or metabolic disorders may be responsible for hyperhidrosis and hypoplastc breasts (hypomastia/tuberous breasts)?

Seek Medical Advice: There is no conclusive information about exactly why some women do not develop breast tissue. A possible genetic component has been suggested. Regardless, you need to seek consultation with an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Will anti estrogen pills remove gynecomastia in teenage boys?

Gynecomastia: Yes. With the administration of clomiphene, an antiestrogen, approximately 50% of patients achieve partial reduction in breast size, and approximately 20% of patients note complete resolution. Tamoxifen, an estrogen antagonist, is effective for recent-onset and tender gynecomastia. Up to 80% of patients report partial to complete resolution. Another drug is danazol. ...Read more

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Will anti-estrogens help reverse pubertal gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia most often begins at puberty, but can occur at any age. There many causes for gynecomastia and it is important to sort out the cause before choosing a treatment. Anti-estrogens are not used for treatment as they will not reduce the size of the tissue that has already formed. The best treatment is surgical excision. If there is abnormal breast tissue, the specimen can also be checked. ...Read more

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Can breast enhancement pills cause cancer or affect breast milk?

Can breast enhancement pills cause cancer or affect breast milk?

Possibly: Pills intended to enlarge the breasts are often made from botanical sources (plants) that contain what are called phytoestrogens, or hormone-like substances. If they are actually strong enough to produce changes in breast size then they may have a range of unintended effects too. It is not reasonable to assume that because they are natural they are harmless. (hemlock is natural and fatal.). ...Read more

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What causes male breast tissue enlargement?

What causes male breast tissue enlargement?

Medication, Hormones: Male breast enlargement (gynecomastia) is relatively common and can be caused by various medications, such as antacid or blood pressure medications. Many cases are due to the normal hormonal changes that occur in men. Liver disease, marijuana smoking and testicular tumors that secrete hormones can also be a factor. Because men can get breast cancer, see a specialist if you notice any changes. ...Read more

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Does tamoxifen treat gynecomastia?

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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How to treat gynecomastia with surgery? Which doctor examines gynecomastia cases?

How to treat gynecomastia with surgery? Which doctor examines gynecomastia cases?

Time for consultatn: About a half of males will undergo a transient nipple/breast enlargement at he onset of puberty. Normally it will resolve slowly as other hormonal changes kick in over about a year. Carrying around extra weight can aggravate the issue as fat can masquerade as breast tissue. If persistent after 2+ years i would consult with a cosmetic surgeon about tissue removal ; localized liposuction. ...Read more

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Male breast enlargement--what surgery?

Gynecomastia?: The first place to start would be in person consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon; making the a correct diagnosis is important. If gynecomastia is the issue, usually partial resection of glandular tissue plus/minus liposuction surgery is helpful. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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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Hi doc..Is it true that underwire brassiere can caused breast cancer or any breast disease?

Hi doc..Is it true that underwire brassiere can caused breast cancer or any breast disease?

No: There is no evidence of the type of clothing, type of bra, underwire or not, bra or not, that there is any relationship to breast cancer. ...Read more

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Can testosterone help shrink male breast fat?

Can testosterone help shrink male breast fat?

Testosterone: No, testosterone can aid in increase in muscle. Reduction of body fat still requires caloric deficit. ...Read more

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Is there an obvious scar after breast or areolar reduction surgery?

Is there an obvious scar after breast or areolar reduction surgery?

Breast Scars: With every surgery there will be scars. Early on, your scars will be red, raised, and "angry". This acute phase of wound healing lasts anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months. After this acute phase has ended, your scar will enter the "mature" phase, where the red, raised scar softens and pales, becoming difficult to see. Scars are also placed in inconspicuous areas whenever possible. ...Read more

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Is breast enlargement possible without surgery?

Is breast enlargement possible without surgery?

Gain weight: . . . Or get pregnant. Otherwise, there is no effective way to enlarge breasts without skilled plastic surgery! no creams, pills, or exercises work for anyone but the seller! brava is a suction cup system that can provide 1/2 to 1 cup enlargement, but the time commitment is staggering and the results minimal. If you want larger breasts see an abps-certified plastic surgeon for implants! ...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


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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