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Hi I'm 18 and have blk hair on my face and chest and boob and stomach places where only a man should get them what would I do to get rid of it?
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. ...Read more
Surgery Helpful.: Assuming a young man has achieved a long-term stable weight and there are no “causative agents” involved, surgery may be indicated to treat persistent gynecomastia. 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 liposuction surgery. ...Read more
I still have man boobs the same size. Pure fat, not male breast tissue. How can I get rid of them?
See Plastic surgeon: Not enough information. Are you trying to say that you have fatty male breasts even after weight loss. If so, you first need an evaluation to ensure that you don't have hormonal imbalance and then can be considered for surgical managements by either liposuction of excision. See a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Gynecomastia: This could be the result of your body making too much estradiol and not enough testosteron. There are medications that can decrease the amount of estradiol in your body. You should seek evaluation by someone who specializes in male hormone balancing. Once this is corrected, surgery may or may not be needed depending JN the amount of breast tissue you have. ...Read more
Arid & :
You want to keep this area as dry as possible(arid) by washing the area, applying a hydrocortisone cream twice daily. It is best to lose the bra if possible in a private setting.("aired").
After this area has healed and you resume full time bra wearing, apply corn starch inside the bra which will help to absorb perspiration and moisture to avoid a recurrence. ...Read more
Depends...: on the cause. Usually this rash is due to chronic moisture. ...Read more
I'm having this male boob problem , I have coagulated estrogen behind my nipples , looks weird for a male how to get rid of them please help ?
Gynecomastia: The appearance of breast development in a male is usually called gynecomastia, which means a growth and/or prominence of the breast tissue. Most of this growth usually occurs in fat cells and may just be a result of being overweight. It can also be induced by certain medications (tagament, spironolactone, proscar, (finasteride) etc). There is no good medical treatment. If you really want them gone, then surgery. ...Read more
Breast cellulitis: This depends on what caused it. I've seen cellulitis from bug bites, skin cysts that became infected, nursing mothers usually with an abscess also, and severly obese women with 'panniculitis' of the breast, and occassionally it just happens in diabetics with poor sugar control. Rarely inflammatory breast cancer mimicks cellulitis. ...Read more
Not a whole lot: Breast sagging is related to many factors including heredity, weight gain and weight loss, number of children. It is not related to wearing or not wearing a bra. Spend less time worrying about your breasts until you have to and then if you want something done, see a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery. ...Read more
Definately Not: Unfortunately, your periods on regualated by a hormonal feedback system that starts in the brain. Breast discomfort/swelling is really an end result of the changing hormonal levels in your breast. Massaging them will have no impact on your periods. ...Read more
I'm24yrs old and I dont wear bra most of the days, is this will lead to have sagging breast? dose wearing bra most of the time prevent sagging breast
Generalized weight: Loss or plastic surgery.Get a more detailed answer ›
You can't: Generally we think a healthy lifestyle, avoiding known hazards (smoking, excessive alcholol, etc) , getting excercise, appropriate weight etc can be beneficial to overall health. No magic strategy to prevent breast cancer. Most docs in practice still believe screening mammography is indicated at 40, as death rates have plummeted with early detection and treatment. ...Read more
Healthy weight: We are not able to control most risk factors for breast cancer, such as being female, aging, and family history. We can control our weight, as obesity is linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. In addition we can perform routine screening. Early detection leads to the best chance of a cure. Limit your alcohol intake, have babies, breast feed, and increase your physical activity. ...Read more
Weight and smoking: There are many known and unknown factors for the risk of breast cancer - these include genetic factors, gender, age, age when menstrual cycles started, history of radiation exposure to the chest area. These factors cannot be modified. So the risk factors that you can modify are: being overweight, excessive use of alcohol, and smoking. Most importantly, do breast exams and get your mammogram. ...Read more
You can't: The biggest risk is being female and getting older. Other risk factors include having babies after 30, not having any babies at all, menopause at a later age, or hormone replacement therapy. Less than10% of people who develop breast cancer have an inherited gene, called the brca gene. Get your mammograms yearly to detect it early when cure is highest. Exercise, and stay at your ideal weight. ...Read more
I wish we knew!: We really don't know what causes breast cancer. We do know that women with a long exposure to estrogen are at a higher risk. If you started your period early, or never got pregnant, you have more estrogen exposure. But these are things you can't really change. However, alcohol intake is associated with breast cancer, so decrease how much you drink. And lower your body fat. And avoid bpa plastics. ...Read more
See your physician: Dark areas under the breast is common, especially with large breasts. Could be sign of more serious problem. Possible causes -intertrigo (a fungal rash) and acanthosis nigricans. Intertrigo treated by keeping clean and dry, possibly needs topical creams and powders prescribed by your doctor. Acanthosis nigricans is often seen as dark, velvety skin patches - may be a sign of diabetes or pcos. ...Read more