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How can my doctor diagnose gynecomastia?

How can my doctor diagnose gynecomastia?

Examination: The diagnosis can usually be made by physical examination of the breasts. Sometimes mammography and ultrasound are helpful. Occasionally, biopsy is necessary. ...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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How can my doctor diagnose ovarian cancer?

How can my doctor diagnose ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer test: The best initial test for someone with symptoms of ovarian cancer (bloating, gastrointestinal changes, abdominal pain, urinary symptoms) is a transvaginal pelvic ultrasound. This test can alert the doctor to the possibility of ovarian cancer. However, the only definitive way to make a diagnosis is with surgery. There is no effective screening test yet for women without symptoms. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to get rid of my gynecomastia?

Can someone tell me how to get rid of my gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia options: Gynecomastia can be pubertal or adult type. Once medical causes for the problem have been eliminated or treated then a fair number of patients are candidates for surgical correction. See a plastic surgeon in your area and s/he may be able to better guide you better re options specific to you. ...Read more

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How will my doctor diagnose my psoriasis?

How will my doctor diagnose my psoriasis?

Clinical appearance: Each subtype of psoriasis have typical clinical presentations. In most cases, your doctor can diagnose it just by examining your skin and nails. It most commonly affect scalp, elbows and knees. In few cases where its appearance overlap with other conditions, then your doctor may choose to biopsy it to confirm the diagnosis. It is considered an immunological disorder of the skin. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia Rx: Gynecomastia is usually a benign disease, but there are several causes that need to be ruled out. Usually gynecomastia is treated with surgery. Liposuction, resection of the gland or sometimes both. A board certified plastic surgeon can help. There are no home remedies for this. ...Read more

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How can my doctor be able to tell I have bulimia nervosa?

How can my doctor be able to tell I have bulimia nervosa?

By what you say: Your description of your eating and purging behavior is the primary way anyone who doesn't know you very well can tell. ...Read more

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How can I find a doctor in ny, to treat my cavernous lymphangioma?

How can I find a doctor in ny, to treat my cavernous lymphangioma?

I can treat this: I specialize in treating all types of vascular birthmarks and malformations. My office is in mid-town manhattan. Please call my office for an appointment: 212-957-6933. I accept most insurances as well. ...Read more

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What tests can my doctor do to diagnose cellulitis?

What tests can my doctor do to diagnose cellulitis?

None or cultures: Cellulitis is a clinical diagnosis, which means doctors may diagnose it on history and physical exam alone. Cellulitis has a characteristic look and presents as an area of redness, swelling and warmth. Doctors can do wound or blood cultures, but these tests will not help make a definitive diagnosis of cellulitis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to naturally treat my varicocele?

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Can you tell me how to naturally treat my varicocele?

None available...: Varicocele is an inborn defect in testicular veins, affects 10-15% of men, and usually requires no treatment. As to natural rx, there has been none known to us thus far. ...Read more

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Will my doctor be able to cure my rosacea?

Will my doctor be able to cure my rosacea?

No: He can control the appearance and discomfort but the condition can be chronic. ...Read more

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I have acanthosis nigricans on my face and neck. Can you tell me how to treat it .

I have acanthosis nigricans on my face and neck. Can you tell me how to treat it .

How do you know?: How do you know this is what you have? There is no specific treatment for this skin condition. But it is highly associated with obesity and diabetes and rarely, cancer, so if you have these conditions talk to your doctor to help you manage these diseases, as that can improve the skin condition. If you do not have these diseases, you are at risk, so talk to your doctor ...Read more

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How can I treat folliculitis until i can see my doctor?

How can I treat folliculitis until i can see my doctor?

Folliculitis.: Despite the fact that folliculitis is technically a bacterial infection of the follicles, we can often treat acute folliculitis with a simple warm soak to the area (warm water on a washcloth and applied for 15 minutes at a time, 2 to 3 times a day). If this does not help, one could try antibacterial creams, available over-the-counter. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to tell my boyfriend I'm going to have breast reduction surgery?

Can you tell me how to tell my boyfriend I'm going to have breast reduction surgery?

Tell him the truth: You have a medical condition giving you significant problems. In order to treat this condition, you need surgery to reduce the amount of breast tissue. This will not affect your ability to be intimate. He needs to understand that your health is the most important thing. If you had a hernia, you would fix it. If you had diabetes, you would use insulin. Your condition is really no different. ...Read more

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How will my doctor examine my premenstrual syndrome?

How will my doctor examine my premenstrual syndrome?

History and physical: Your doctor should take a complete history and do a physical. It is important to rule out any other disease that may be causing the myriad of symptoms that can be present with pms. A complete history includes a social, psychologic, and family history. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could treat this problem under my eyes?

Can you tell me how I could treat this problem under my eyes?

Would like to: Please elaborate a bit about the problem you are experiencing. Rephrase your question and I am sure one of us Health Tap MD's can assist you. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How can a doctor diagnose schizophrenia?

How can  a doctor diagnose schizophrenia?

Clinical eval and hx: Typically a dr will perform a psychiatric evaluaiton that includes current symptoms, a history of symptoms, illness, development, medical history and family history. Pattern of development and symptoms(illness ) over time is the only waty to obtain a diagnosis of schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can deal with ADHD without going to a doctor?

Can i tell me how i can deal with ADHD without going to a doctor?

Read: There are so many good books on ADHD management and strategies. Meditation, exercise, yoga, better organizational plans all don't really require a doctor. But being a Dr. I can say that getting started with one and developing a solid plan then following up with your expert is very helpful. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could naturally treat my varicocele?

No natural treatment: A varicocele is a mass in the scrotum caused by defective valves in the testicular veins, which cause blood to pool, and the veins to expand. The pooling blood raises testicular temperature and affects testosterone and sperm production, which can affect fertility. Men can still have babies w/ this, but the odds are lower. Tx safely w/ varicocelectomy, ligation, or embolization. ...Read more

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How must a breast cancer doctor respond appropriately to my husband's questions?

How must a breast cancer doctor respond appropriately to my husband's questions?

Care & compassion: You breast cancer doctors and nurses should take the time to answer you and your family's questions. If you are being rushed to make decisions and do not feel you are getting the answers you deserve, then get a 2nd opinion. If your provider is offended by you seeking another opinion, then you should change providers. ...Read more

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How can I tell my pcp that i want to be evaluated for migraines ?

How can I tell my pcp that i want to be evaluated for migraines ?

Open discussion: Migraine are usually diagnosed via history and does not require imaging unless the nature of the headache has changed. Please discuss your symptoms of when, the nature of the headache, what meds have worked or not. It also may be food related. Cheeses, wines, luncheon meets may cause some headaches as well as associated with menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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How can my doctor diagnose gynecomastia?

Examination: The diagnosis can usually be made by physical examination of the breasts. Sometimes mammography and ultrasound are helpful. Occasionally, biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! I have gynecomastia!

Encourage you to : Start off by seeing your physician. He or she will evaluate and may make referral to an endocrinologist, a breast surgeon or a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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My doctor told me I have gynecomastia. What is that?

My doctor told me I have gynecomastia. What is that?

Male breasts: Male breasts can be surgically treated and there are a number of options. The most common is using liposuction to reduce the size of the male breast. We typically try this first; even if it does not completely cure the problem, it will often lead to a large reduction in the size of the breast. If the breast...(read more) . ...Read more

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Help doctors! what're the treatments available for gynecomastia?

Help doctors! what're the treatments available for gynecomastia?

Varies: Male breast enlargement can come from fatty tissues building up or from enlargement of breast gland-ductal tissues. Depending on which is dominant, use of liporeduction surgery often helps. Occasional requires mastectomy (removal) of glandular tissues to resolve. ...Read more

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Hi doctor. I am suffering from gynecomastia. I am 24 years old. Please help.?

Hi doctor. I am suffering from gynecomastia. I am 24 years old. Please help.?

Gynecomastia : Gynecomastia is very common and when not caused by hormonal reasons is easy to treat. The most common treatment today is liposuction, either ultrasound or laser-assisted. I advise you to seek consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What doc can help me with my gynecomastia or self image problem?

Plastic Surgeons.: The decision of whether or not to proceed with surgery to correct gynecomastia will ultimately be a very personal decision based on whether the enlarged breast gland causes physical and/or psychosocial “distress”. As always, patient should weigh the pros/cons associated with the procedure to determine whether to proceed or not. Consultation with board certified plastic surgeons may be helpful. ...Read more

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I have painful gynecomastia, would any doctor accept CalOptima for the surgery?

I have painful gynecomastia, would any doctor accept CalOptima for the surgery?

You'll have: to check with your insurance company and/or ask the specific doctor. First, however, have you had a full medical evaluation and possibly a visit to an endocrinologist to see if non-surgical therapy would be effective? ...Read more

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Looking for surgery options on gynecomastia. What are the best ways to find a great doctor?

Call a reputable: hospital in your area and ask for a list of credentialed surgeons and schedule consultations to help decide which is the best fit for you. Most will have portfolios of their work, as well as patient testimonials. ...Read more

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What exercise can I do for gynecomastia i do not want sergery doctor said it is gynecomastia?

None.: There are no specific exercises that will help improve the appearance of gynecomastia. The excess tissue is superficial to the pectoralis major muscle; therefore, strengthening the chest wall muscles will not necessarily help. If adipose tissue plays a role, losing weight may be helpful. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Doc....I m a 18 year old boy n i hv an prblm i.E., , gynecomastia. I feel very embarrassing when i put on a t-shirt bt i also scare from surgery......

Make the time: Make the time to see a plastic surgeon. 90% of the time this condition can be completely corrected with simple liposuction without a trace or a scar. The satisfaction rate is tremendous. Good luck. ...Read more

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I believe i have gynecomastia. (glandular)my primary agrees. What doctor should i see now and how do i figure out for SURE if my insurance will cover?

I believe i have gynecomastia. (glandular)my primary agrees. What doctor should i see now and how do i figure out for SURE if my insurance will cover?

Surgeon: If your weight is in the normal range and not part of the problem, the next step is to see a surgeon familiar with the condition. Some of the mass would be glandular tissue left over from pubertal changes and some may be fatty tissue. Removal of the glandular tissue along eith some liposuction would be needed. The insurance company may or may not cover it.The docs office crew can find out. ...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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What type of doctor and what methods are best for surgical removal of gynecomastia?

A surgeon.: Either a general surgeon experienced with the procedure or a dedicated breast surgeon. Most would do a subareolar (under the nipple) lumpectomy, sparing the nipple for cosmetic purposes. ...Read more

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To get to the bottom of my gynecomastia, do I just suddenly ask my doctor for a hormone study? How long will this take?

Seek Consultation.: During the consultation process, a history and physical examination will likely be very helpful. Make sure you provide a list of all medications and/or drugs you use. Hormonal studies, although sometimes helpful, are not mandatory. 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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Can any doctor give me his skype id, user name regarding gynecomastia .I want to consult it to u.Can't consult to a doctor coz of some problems..Plzzz?

Can any doctor give me his skype id, user name regarding gynecomastia .I want to consult it to u.Can't consult to a doctor coz of some problems..Plzzz?

Gynecomastia: The most common cause of 'male breasts' on both sides is weight gain. Getting on an exercise regimen and changing your dietary habits can help. There are some medications that can cause gynecomastia (enlarged male breast tissue). I recommend reviewing your medications with your doctor. In some cases, it may need to be surgically removed if causing pain. Most times it can be monitored. ...Read more

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Can my doctor give me testosterone pills for my gynecomastia?

No: First, testosterone pills aren't really safe (dangerous to liver). Second, excess testosterone is converted into estrogen which then exacerbates gynecomastia (male breasts). Instead, check your estrogen level and block conversion of testosterone into estrogen w/aromatase inhibitor such as anastrazole (prescription breast cancer drug). Of course, diet & exercise help, too! less fat = less gyno. ...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