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

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 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 can I tell if I have hyperprolactinemia?

How can I tell if I have hyperprolactinemia?

Blood test: You can tell by checking prolactin levels in your blood. It will be elevated. You can also experience milk production from your breasts but this doesn't happen in everyone with prolactinemia. ...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?

Gynecomastia: Breast tissue growth in a male hormones, certain medications, steroids, marijuana... Are some of the causes. ...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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How can I tell if I have dcis?

How can I tell if I have dcis?

Cannot: Lcis and dcis are both conditions are variants of changes in the breast that can only be determined by biopsy. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have scoliosis?

How can I tell if I have scoliosis?

Multiple ways: Look for an abnormal hump of the ribs along the back - especially when you bend forward. Also look to see if one shoulder is higher than the other when standing. If you suspect an abnormality, discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have bipolar?

How can I tell if I have bipolar?

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 more

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How can I tell if I have urethritis?

How can I tell if I have urethritis?

Urinary symptoms: You would typically have burning on urination, an urgent need to urinate, and/or a discharge from the urethra. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have osteosarcoma?

How can I tell if I have osteosarcoma?

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 more

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How can I tell if I have lymphoma?

How can I tell if I have lymphoma?

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 more

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How can I tell if I have hypoglycemia?

How can I tell if I have hypoglycemia?

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 more

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How can I tell if I have add?

How can I tell if  I have add?

School history: Best is to check school history not able to focus not able to concentrate fidgety restless atarts multiple projects not able to finish mostly interrupts people during conversation there are more symptoms need professional assesment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can know if I have breast cancer?

Can you tell me how i can know if I have breast cancer?

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

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How can I tell if I have myoma?

How can I tell if I have myoma?

Physical Exam: A myoma (uterine fibroid) can be detected utilizing a pelvic exam and an ultrasound. A MRI would also be able to detect one too. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have apendicitis?

How can I tell if I have apendicitis?

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 more

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How can I tell if I have blepharitis?

How can I tell if I have blepharitis?

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

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Can i tell me how i can tell if I have breast cancer?

Can i tell me how i can tell if I have breast cancer?

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

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How can I tell if I have hypochondria?

How can I tell if I have hypochondria?

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 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


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