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Nipple Symptom Gynecomastia Cancer
Male breast enlargement is also known as Enlarged male breasts. 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
I had vaser male breast reduction 5 years ago. Now developed lump under nipple,no breast enlargement could this be Gynecomastia regrowth? Or cancer?
Rare for Ca: Rare for male breast cancer, especially in field of previous gynecomastia. One can have reappearance of the male tissue that was not completely removed and has regrown or a lipoma, representing a fatty deposit in the remaining breast tissue. If questionable or enlarging a simple bx will resolve the problem. ...Read more
Im 18 and i have gynecomastia for about 3 years.Hormones(healthy range).I notice that now my nipples is not sensible and softer now is it a good sign?
Yes, Observation: Gynecomastia, enlarged breasts is usually benign; occurs transiently in 40-60% of adolescent males 10-16 yrs old. Usually resolves spontaneously within 3 yrs in 90%. Can be caused by: high Estrogen, low Androgen levels; specific drugs (eg. anabolic steroids, some anti-depressants, alcohol & marijuana use); & more. Less tender & softer nipples can mean resolution. Continue to follow w/ your doctor. ...Read more
Wrong question: 1) what are you ingesting (pot, cimetidine, "steroids," too-numerous-to-list other drugs) that can cause gynecomastia? 2) Is there a family history of breast cancer? 3) are you on cancer treatment? (if so, talk to your oncologist 4) are you close to your ideal BMI? A surgical option is preferable to long-term use of hormone-related Rx ...Read more
I'm 77, a male, diagnosed with gynecomastia, (non-cancerous, tender lump size of walnut under one nipple). Doctor wants to start tamoxifen. Is this necessary?
Autonomy rules: If you are very sure this isn't male breast cancer (i'm going to assume it was biopsied), and it doesn't bug you, you're within your rights to have it left alone. You can also get with a surgeon and have the thing out in the office. Truth be told, i'm wondering whether communications may have broken with with your own physician & if it's not time just this once for a 2nd opinon just for this reasn. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have gynecomastia for a bit more than 3 years.my nipples are puffy mainly my right one.It is less sensible now but still puffy.Im 18 now will it go?
Gynecomastia: Physiologic or " expected" gynecomastia should last for no longer than 1 year. See your doctor for an exam to determine if this is glandular tissue or fat tissue. Often fibrotic changes occur that require treatment. Other causes of prolonged gynecomastia should be reviewed. Look at any medications you may be taking. Your MD can do any necessary tests and refer you to a gynecologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ive had gynecomastia for a little over 2 years. My nipples still seem soft and protrude slightly. Are there any signs that tell me its going away?
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