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How Can I Tell If I Have Gynecomastia
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bipolar: Moods swing to extremes, between episodes of depression lasting around few weeks & phases of mania lasting few weeks each. Milder forms are called bipolar type 2 or cyclothymia, more severe forms are accompanied with psychotic symptoms such as hearing voices or seeing things that are not there. Your mental health counselor can assess & give more definite diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a physician: Osteosarcoma in your age group is low probability but the only definitive way of knowing anything about a tumor is to biopsy it and have the cellular structure reviewed by a pathologist. Often physicians use age, location and appearance on different studies to give a probable diagnosis of a tumor but its not definitive without tissue analysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal nodes can be: Found from head to toe, and lymphoma can arise in any place where nodes are, and even "extranodal" sites. Fever, weight loss, and drenching sweats are called b symptoms, indicating a wore prognosis, pruritus or itching is another finding. There is the hodgkin's type, and a variety of others. This is very treatable and curable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Define: Hi. Please define hypoglycemia. If you're not taking diabetes drugs, true pathological hypoglycemia is vanishingly rare. Did you become confused, lose consciousness, have a seizure? If not, there is a popular self-diagnosis of "hypoglycemia" that isn't real. There are rare syndromes where tumors or other conditions can cause hypoglycemia; bet you don't have one. See an endocrinologist if indicated ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tissue examination: The only way to know for sure is to remove the suspicious tissue and have it examined by a pathologist. It you have a lump in your breast, have family history of breast cancer or signs of breast cancer, please see your doctor. Consult this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328. ...Read more
Usually obvious...: Acute appendicitis usually causes severe acute rlq abdominal pain. May be associated with fever. You will not be able to get comfortable and the pain may radiate to the belly button or sometimes the upper abdomen. It may be associated with a change in bowel and vomiting. If you think you might have acute appendicitis, go to the nearest ed. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor.: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
No - you would need: To be evaluated. Breast cancer sx’s can include a mass. Masses that are painless, irregular ; hard are more suggestive of cancer but they can also be tender, painful ; soft. Swelling of breast; thickened, red, skin; non-milky nipple discharge; new retraction of nipple, puckering or irritation of skin or pain ; sometimes swollen lymph nodes under arm(s). Seek med eval if you have suspicious sx's. ...Read more
Fearful: Hypochondriasis is a belief that physical symptoms are signs of a serious illness, despite medical evidence to the contrary. People with this are unable to control their fears and worries -- fearing that any symptom or sensation is a sign of illness. They frequently seek reassurance from family, friends, or health care providers. May feel better briefly, and then begin to worry again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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