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Does gynecomastia in puberty eventually go away?

Does gynecomastia in puberty eventually go away?

It may but: Not always. Unfortunately, teenagers are probably the least able of any age group to handle it psychologically. ...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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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes gynecomastia in puberty?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes gynecomastia in puberty?

Gynecomastia: 1/2 of males experience gynecomastia during puberty involving hormonal stimulation of tissue. Males make some estrogen and the target tissue of breast development can respond to small amounts before a males testosterone begins to dominate.It generally subsides over 6 mo to a year.Overweight kids can have a false gynecomastia. Persistence for more than 2 yrs may require surgery for cosmetic outcom. ...Read more

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What to do to get rid of gynecomastia during puberty?

What to do to get rid of gynecomastia during puberty?

Depends : Roughly half of males go through transient nipple enlargement on one or both sides at the onset of puberty.Most resolve within 6m to a year, it is considered normal.I went through it. A few will have persistent or dramatic gynecomastia. It can erode someones self concept , surgery is helpful for those who don't clear up after a year or so. ...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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Is gynecomastia normal during puberty?

It happens: Should still look for other causes, e.g. Steroids used for bodybuilding , other pharmaceutical drugs and marijuana. Could also be a feature of obesity. Interestingly, certain increasing prevalent environmental pollutants, for example, bpa's, can function like female hormone in the human body. ...Read more

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For how long does gynecomastia last during puberty?

For how long does gynecomastia last during puberty?

Depends : Roughly half of males go through transient nipple enlargement on one or both sides at the onset of puberty.Most resolve within 6m to a year, it is considered normal.A few will have persistent or dramatic gynecomastia. It can erode someones self concept , surgery is helpful for those who don't clear up after a couple of years. ...Read more

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For how long does gynecomastia caused by puberty last?

For how long does gynecomastia caused by puberty last?

Time for a visit: Pubertal gynecomastia will occur in 1/3 to 1/2 of males ; generally last about a year before fading.Intensity varies from small lump to generous boobs.Overweight kids can appear to have it from just fat accumulation.If present after 3 years, surgical removal of the glandular tissue ; liposuction of any associated fatty tissue will do the job. ...Read more

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Does gynecomastia happen during puberty? Does it go away after sometime? How much time does it take? What to do to make it go away ?

Does gynecomastia happen during puberty? Does it go away after sometime? How much time does it take? What to do to make it go away ?

Most of the times---: Most of the gynaecomastia occurs during puberty - and, most of them go away by itself within three years --- if it does not go away, then surgery may be the answer. ...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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Can gynecomastia medicine help if you are in puberty?

Can gynecomastia medicine help if you are in puberty?

Generally not needed: While some cases of male breast enlargement are due to hormone imbalances, in the vast majority the cause is unknown. Pubertal gynecomastia usually resolves without treatment. Medications are not used or effective unless a specific cause is identified that can be treated medically. ...Read more

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...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