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Male Breasts In Puberty
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The temporary puberty that you are referring to is called gynecomastia and can be common in men. It is seen at puberty but can also be seen in grown men who are overweight (the man boob) or due to medications.
Male breast cancer usually occurs on 1 side and is firm.
I recommend getting evaluated by your family doctor who can refer you to a surgeon for complete evaluation. ...Read more
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
Male breast tissue: About 1/2 males will undergo a transient nipple/breast enlargement at he onset of puberty. Carrying extra weigh aggravates the issue as part of the enlargement is fat. Most will resolve slowly as other hormonal changes kick in over about a year. If the process is unchanged after 2-3 yrs ; you've made an effort to lose any extra weight, it is time to discuss it with a surgeon. No meds will fix it ...Read more
Melatonin caused me temporary male breasts? What are some reasons someone would be sensitive to melatonin?
Minor mystery: I didn't believe it either, but there are some credible accounts in real medical journals of men who get gynecomastia on taking melatonin and it regresses when it's withdrawn. This remains a puzzler. I'm going to assume (perhaps wrongly) that the melatonin pills were actually what they were supposed to be -- many supplements are not. Glad you're better. ...Read more
Does minor Gynaecomastia serious? Do male breasts go away with cardio exercises? Is it a medical condition that renders one in medical examinations?
Can be serious: Gynecomastia can be a result of obesity or can be caused by high estrogen levels that can result from things like liver disease and some medications. How serious it is in your case depends on what else is going on. It is a symptom not a disease and as such it is just telling you that something needs to be checked out. If obesity is the problem exercise that leads to weight loss will help. ...Read more
Weightloss / surgery: Sometimes, men develop fat on their chests as a consequence of obesity. This goes away with weight loss, or liposuction or direct excision can surgically reduce the size of the breasts. In other patients, it is breast tissue and not fat. These patients' breasts look bigger as the patient loses weight. Here, direct excision is the best course as weight loss cannot reduce true breast tissue. ...Read more
Is there a medicak problem for over sized male breasts? How do you rectify it? To reduce the size? Exercise doesn't seem to be doing much good. Help!
Possibilities: Large male breasts may be a sign of a hormone imbalance, side effect of certain medications, or due to use of marijuana. Causes such as these are treated by cessation of the causative agent or by taking a different medication. If medical reasons for gynecomastia can be ruled out by your primary physician, a plastic surgeon is the best to see for definitive treatment. ...Read more
Male breast concern: NoGet a more detailed answer ›
There aren't any: In fact, if you're talking about the typical unexplained transient breast enlargement that occurs in some boys during puberty, building up of the pectoral muscles seem mo or prominent. Stop consuming any medications or drugs that might be causing the problem and try to lose weight. ...Read more
I am experiencing enlarged male breasts. I saw online that there is a product called gynexin and gynexol cream, would that help my gymeclmastia?
No: Male breast enlargement in healthy teen guys is usually normal (from hormonal changes in puberty) but do avoid obesity. The annual check-up with his pediatrician or family doctor is a good time to show the doctor the breast enlargement and ask about it. A separate appointment can be made if one's check-up is not coming up soon. No "online products" help, but the salesmen love to sell their stuff. ...Read more
Gynecomastia: Enlarged male breasts can come from a number of different causes. Before any treatment can be done, you must first have a complete physical exam and may need bloodwork to rule out hormonal issues. There are a number of medications that can also cause gynecomastia. Once all medical reasons are ruled out, one may consider treatment. You should seek a consultation with a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
No.: Male breast enlargement at age 79 is usually due to weight gain and decreasing testosterone, not excess estrogens. Anti-estrogen drugs are not indicated, but full endocrine work up can eliminate hormonal concerns. Gynecomastia is treated with plastic surgery to excise any glandular component (very fibrotic) and liposuction for fatty components. Large breast may require skin removal and tailoring. ...Read more
Please Clarify: Many people who are transgendered or have a gender identity that makes them want their body to change will do very dangerous and potentially harmful things to themselves rather than seek out good and understanding and expert medical care. If you wouldn't mind sending me or telling me more about your personal story and needs I can help you find this expert care. ...Read more
Multiple treatments: Treatment can be as simple as liposuction with a very small incision to very large incisions and repositioning of the nipples. This is not simple surgery and the most common complication is too much removal causing a "saucer" deformity. Make certain you have this done by and experienced plastic surgeon. ...Read more
My brother developed male breasts, he is just 20 years old. He is also not having hair on his chest. What could be the reason?
Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and "mastos" meaning breasts. 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 etc. May also be causative. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, no problem at all.Get a more detailed answer ›
How soon after liposuction (remove male breasts with no gland and stomach fat) can I do exercises like bench press or lat pulldown?
Is it dangerous to my health to use female hormone patches on male breasts? How do I get prescription for progesterone?
Why you want to use female hormone patches on your breast at age of 51 years
whatever the purpose of your question is, you should not use female sex hormone patches without consulting a doctor as it can cause side effects
you can only get prescription for Progesterone in us after consulting a physician. ...Read more
Is it possible to achieve male breast reduction without surgery? Are there exercises or pills that work? I don't really want male breast reduction surgery, but I'm embarrassed by my male breasts..
Is male breast reduction surgery a permanent solution? Before I spend the money on male breast reduction, I want to be sure it's permanent. Do male breasts ever grow back after the surgery? .
Yes-permanent result: Male breast reduction surgery is for non-resolving breast growth in a normal/close to normal weight patients and can be pubertal, hormone induced or as side effect of medication. Once treated with a subcutaneous mastectomy or subtotal resection or aggressive liposuction, it is unusual to see recurrences. ...Read more
Approx. 20 yr. Old male, m I having gynecomastia? Not crossed puberty changes (body indicates), no chest hair and not full facial hair? Should I wait?
Get seen: You're "approximately 20 years old" and you seem to be using euphemisms for not having powerful erections / ejaculations like your peers. I suspect you have XXY or some other disorder preventing you from becoming a complete man. In any case, you don't have to tolerate having gynecomastia -- removing these is office surgery. I hope you get what you want -- and an XXY has a choice. Best wishes. ...Read more
Gynecomastia is the development of a breast appearance in a man. It usually involves both chest wall fat and breast tissue, and surgery is required to correct it.
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Surgery Helpful.: Assuming a young man has achieved a long-term stable weight and there are no “causative agents” involved, surgery may be indicated. It is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposculpture surgery may suffice. ...Read more
Could be: Either.Get a more detailed answer ›
Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more