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How can I tell if I have gynecomastia?

How can I tell if I have gynecomastia?

MD evaluation: Differentiating between weight induced breast size increase and true breast tissue growth can be safely done by your md. Important to do so if you feel that your breast have grown. ...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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How can I tell if I have gynecomastia or if i'm just fat?

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

Lose weight...: ...If you still have breasts it's gynecomastia. Or pinch it: if texture is dense and cobblestoney is gland if soft and compressible, it's fat. Compare the feel to an abdominal fat roll. Or you can get an MRI or ct. ...Read more

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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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Can i tell me how i can tell if I have gynecomastia?

After Exam: Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and  "mastos"  meaning breasts.  it refers to abnormal development of large mammary glands in males.  the diagnosis can be made by physical examination where relatively firm tissue  (breast gland tissue) can be differentiated from relatively soft tissue (adipose tissue). ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have pseudogynecomastia or gynecomastia?

How can I tell if I have pseudogynecomastia or gynecomastia?

Examination: Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and  "mastos"  meaning breasts.  it refers to abnormal development of large mammary glands in males. The diagnosis can be made by physical examination where relatively firm tissue  (breast gland tissue) can be differentiated from relatively soft tissue (adipose tissue). ...Read more

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How to tell if I have gynecomastia?

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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How do you tell if you have gynecomastia?

See a plastic surgeo: Gynecomastia or excessive breast tissue in males can be predominantly adipose or glandular. Your surgeon will help you differentiate this and help you decide if breast reduction techniques such as liposuction or open resection vs general weight loss or altering your medications or concomitant disease processes is most appropriate for you. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can know I have gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is: Enlargement of breast tissue in a male. Breast tissue has different consistency than fat. It is harder and more nodular than fat tissue. You probably cannot tell the difference, so best to show it to a surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is gynecomastia safe for teenagers?

Can you tell me is gynecomastia safe for teenagers?

Depends on situation: Since roughly half of males go through transient gynecomastia at the onset of puberty, and most resolve within 6m to a year, it's hard to consider it a horrible affliction. A few will have persistent or dramatic gynecomastia. If its not due to some medical condition or drug use is primarily a cosmetic issue. It can erode someones self concept , surgery is helpful. ...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


Dr. Tom Pousti
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Gynecomastia (Definition)

Gynecomastia is the growth of breast tissue in boys and men. This is due to the imbalance of the ...Read more