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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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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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My doctor said i may have erythromialgia what is that?

My doctor said i may have erythromialgia what is that?

Erythromelalgia: Erythromelalgia is a disorder with heat, burning, pain and redness of extremities. ...Read more

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My doctor said I may have erythromialgia. What is that?

Erythromelalgia: Erythromelalgia is a disorder with heat, burning, pain and redness of extremities. ...Read more

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I visited the doctor today she told me I have pus in my vagina but doesn't now what caused it.. do have an idea what happens?

I visited the doctor today she told me I have pus in my vagina but doesn't now what caused it.. do have an idea what happens?

Well - did she: take some material from the vagina to test? If so, when the results return -that would help to determine the cause of the purulent discharge from your vagina. ...Read more

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My doctor told me I have HSV 1 and not to worry! but I don't understand what he means donthat I have it can I die from it?

My doctor told me I have HSV 1 and not to worry! but I don't understand what he means donthat I have it can I die from it?

No: it will not kill you. Hsv 1 is a common cause of cold sores a large % of people have it and con be found on face and in genital area. ...Read more

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I went to my doctor today and she told me that my left lung is a little cloudy I just want to know what that means my chest is really hurting me?

I went to my doctor today and she told me that my left lung is a little cloudy I just want to know what that means my chest is really hurting me?

? pneumonia: The term " a little cloudy" isn't really a medical term. I assume you had a chest x-ray. If so, she probably meant that the x-ray was suspicious for pneumonia. ...Read more

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What can I do if my doctor just told me that i might have cancer?

What can I do if my doctor just told me that i might have cancer?

Evaluation results: That is anxiety provoking. The medical work up that is prescribed should help to determine if you do or don't have cancer. ...Read more

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How do doctors confirm pregnancy because I had been examined and my doctor told me nothing I could understand?

How do doctors confirm pregnancy because I had been examined and my doctor told me nothing I could understand?

Pregnancy test : Doctors would do a urine pregnancy test just like you would do at home. If there was some reason to question the result than the doctor might do a blood pregnancy test. This is how you confirm a pregnancy ...Read more

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I just found old blood work I noticed my B12 says 1267. I know that is really high. What could be the cause. Dr never told me about it last yr?

I just found old blood work I noticed my B12 says 1267. I know that is really high. What could be the cause. Dr never told me about it last yr?

Not a problem: I'm going to assume that your other labs are unremarkable. Some folks makes extra B12 binding protein. Nobody really understands why. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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My doctor told me to do a breast biopsy, what are the chances that i will have cancer if i was told this?

My doctor told me to do a breast biopsy, what are the chances that i will have cancer if i was told this?

Are you referring: to a needle biopsy? It depends on the specific imaging or clinical features, but in general, across the board, about 80% turn out benign. ...Read more

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Hi i went to see a doctor and he told me i have penis ulcer infection does it means i have HIV? also having headache doctor told me not to worry

Hi i went to see a doctor and he told me i have penis ulcer infection does it means i have HIV? also having headache doctor told me not to worry

Inconsistent info: If you are a 22 year-old female, you do not have a penis ulcer. Having said that, penis ulcer suggests a venereal disease and if a person has one venereal disease s/he is at greater risk for HIV. Get tested for HIV. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How can I get checked for endometriosis, i was told by my doctor that is what is thought for me to have it. What do I need to do?

How can I get checked for endometriosis, i was told by my doctor that is what is thought for me to have it. What do I need to do?

Clinical diagnosis: Most patients DX with endometriosis are diagnosed based on their symptoms. There is no blood test or lab result. For a definitive diagnosis, a laparoscopy is needed, preferably with a tissue biopsy to confirm endometriosis. Most docs will treat based on symptoms though and reserve laparoscopy for those patients trying to conceive, who have cysts, or for whom destruction of endometriosis is goal. ...Read more

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What to do if I have just found out I am anaemic. What to do if I have been told by my doc that my ferratin level is 2. this means what?

What to do if I have just found out I am anaemic. What to do if I have been told by my doc that my ferratin level is 2. this means what?

Iron deficiency: Low ferritin is from iron deficiency. Iron deficiency is usually easy to correct. One question now is why do you have iron deficiency. Some people have this from their diet. Iron deficiency is also seen in people who have abnormal bleeding. Additional tests may need to be done to evaluate this. ...Read more

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Hello , so I recently have had sex with my partner and I believe it has caused me to have a uti, could you tell me what would help cure it?

Hello , so I recently have had sex with my partner and I believe it has caused me to have a uti, could you tell me what would help cure it?

Many choices: Standard treatment is to see a doc for antibiotics but home remedies often help. Most UTI's are caused by E. Coli. D-mannose, either in pure form or from cranberry juice works well for these. See http://tinyurl.com/ov7cum8 Uva ursi is a herb that also works well. For other remedies to try see http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/bladder_infection.html. If no clear improvement soon or if fever see Dr. ...Read more

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My doctor told me I have pars defect. Is that why could I be having pain?

My doctor told me I have pars defect. Is that why could I be having pain?

Could be: Pars defect can be associated with back pain. If your doctor didn't discuss pars defect or potential causes of your pain or refer you to someone who can do either of these things, shame on them. ...Read more

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Had a sonogram done and my doctor told me that I have fluid in my endomitrium. What exactly does this mean?

Had a sonogram done and my doctor told me that I have fluid in my endomitrium. What exactly does this mean?

Endometrial cavity?: This usually represents normal intrauterine menstrual fluid in a woman who is menstruating and not pregnant. The endometrium is the inner lining of the uterus and fluid doesn't really accumulate in this lining of cells. ...Read more

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