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How Do I Stop Male Breast Buds Quickly
You don't: Breast buds affect ~1/3 males in early puberty and may affect one or both sides concurrently. The process reflects an awakening of the body to hormonal changes. It generally persists for a year or less & disappears gradually as puberty progresses.Rare cases can become prominent.Being overweight tends to make the process more notifiable. ...Read more
Normal: Breast buds are the first sign of puberty (passage into the adult form of te species) in humans. Both genders get them. In males, they degenerate becoming just normal male nipples. In women hey continue to develop into breast tissue. Rarely, breast tissue persists in males, leading to a condition called gynecomastia. This also goes away, but occasionally needs treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast tissue: During puberty, adolescent males develop transient bilateral breast buds (made of breast tissue). Breast tissue is hormonally senstive so it is likely to change during the time of puberty. If a 'breast bud' persists and is unilateral (one side only)-- it should be evaluted. Young men may develop breast cancer (usually those with brca1/2 gene abnormalities). ...Read more
Why do I have to stop smoking before my doctor will do a male breast reduction? I wanted to have a male breast reduction, but i'm a smoker and i heard that you have to stop smoking. For how long? What does smoking have to do with a breast reduction?
Stop Smoking: Nicotine behaves as a vasoconstrictor of vessels thereby decreasing blood flow to tissues ( that need to receive blood flow to heal after surgery). a decrease in this blood flow may result in wound healing problems and/or tissue death. Patients should avoid all forms of nicotine ( smoking, gum, patches), especially prior to procedures involving flaps such as breast lifting, tummy tuck, facelifts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which medications should I stop taking before my male breast reduction surgery? I am not on any prescribed medications, but I do take vitamin e, gingko biloba, and a drink a lot of herbal teas. Should i stop using these herbal and vitamin supplements befo
It's a waste of $: Ginkgo biloba failed clinical trials, It's NOT effective. Since it's not a drug, the FDA can't stop the quacks who market it from doing so. As for herbal teas: they taste nice but a typical herbal tea brewed in the typical American way is EXTREMELY weak tea; so dilute that the likelihood of any real biochemical effect is essentially none. BURN THIS in your mind: Skepticism is good for your health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Not for a male or for a female breast. ...Read more
Breast growth: From the start to the final result can take several years. No hurry. You can start with a sports/training bra and keep it 2 yrs or need new ones in 6 months. Everyone develops at their own pace. ...Read more
Breast Development: They should. The pediatrician examines and gives a tanner stage of development of which there are ranges of normal (like a growth chart). Failure to develop is rare and be one or both sides. Let the pediatrician know about concerns to see where the girl is in development and go from there. Private message me if you need to. ...Read more
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