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What causes male breast enlargement?

What causes male breast enlargement?

LOTS OF THINGS: Most has to do with weight gain, but muscle building steroids and pills, marijuana and some medications can do it. Also, certain cancers including testicular cancer can cause it as well. See your regular doctor to check. ...Read more

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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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What causes man boobs?

What causes man boobs?

Gynecomastia: Hormones cause men to get boobs. Obesity can allow testosterone to convert into estrogen when men become too heavy. Drugs can also cause this condition. Even liver failure from alcoholism. See your doctor and let him/her examine your chest. If your breasts are enlarged it is important to try to understand why and if an option to correct it exists. ...Read more

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What causes male breast cancer?

What causes male breast cancer?

Breast Cancer in Men: A few are caused by exposure to radiation. An inherited mutation in the tumor suppressor gene brca2 is associated with a very high risk, but most male breast cancers are estrogen driven just like they are in women. There are several reasons why a man might have high estrogen levels including obesity, medications, and liver disease. ...Read more

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What causes male breast tissue enlargement?

What causes male breast tissue enlargement?

Medication, Hormones: Male breast enlargement (gynecomastia) is relatively common and can be caused by various medications, such as antacid or blood pressure medications. Many cases are due to the normal hormonal changes that occur in men. Liver disease, marijuana smoking and testicular tumors that secrete hormones can also be a factor. Because men can get breast cancer, see a specialist if you notice any changes. ...Read more

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What causes both male and female infertility ?

What causes both male and female infertility ?

Several: Male factors include testicular injury, infection, congenital anomalies, mumps, torsion. Women can present with chromosomal anomalies, tubal factor from infection or prior surgery, polycystic ovary, endometriosis, ovarian dysfunction, unexplained infertility & lack of sexual frequency. ...Read more

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What causes breasts to grow big?

What causes breasts to grow big?

Genetics, medication: Side effects - estrogen containing meds including contraceptive pills , some blood pressure meds like spironolactone, certain tumors that produce estrogen etc. Take care! ...Read more

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Male breast enlargement. What options are there?

Male breast enlargement. What options are there?

Puberty question ?: About a third of males will undergo a transient nipple/breast enlargement at he onset of puberty. They can be sore & worrisome to a kid looking for a sexual identity. Rarely they can be so noticable that kids want the tissue removed, yet most will resolve slowly as other hormonal changes kick in over about a year. If the process is unchanged over that period, discuss with a surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes inverted nipples in women?

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What causes inverted nipples in women?

Causation: Causes : inverted nipple is not medically harmful and is quite common. Hereditary is the major cause for inverted nipple since for many women it is inherited by birth. However this kind of shy nipple can be pulled out through stimulation or proper massage when she becomes pregnant. Actual reason for inheriting inverted nipple is the underlying tissues and ligaments of the breast. ...Read more

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What causes hair around nipples?

What causes hair around nipples?

Areola hair: Hair around the areola(pigmented area around the nipple) is not uncommon. It is simply that these hair follicles are responding to certain hormones( usually androgens). This hair growth, when minimal, does not indicate an underlying abnormal condition. ...Read more

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What causes male incontinence?

What causes male incontinence?

Procedures can: In many men the problems develop immediately after surgery, eg. In others they develop in the later years. To know if he has incontinence and what treatments are available, a man should overcome embarassment and tell his primary care provider. A referral to a urologist might be needed also. ...Read more

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What causes breast tenderness?

What causes breast tenderness?

Variable: If there are no issues with the breast such as a fibrocystic nodularity, breast tenderness is usually a response to increasing estrogen levels. Women in their forties tend to be relatively Progesterone deficient, leading to imbalance between estrogen & Progesterone especially late in the menstrual cycle. This produces an estrogen dominant effect which may cause breast tenderness. ...Read more

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What really causes male pattern baldness?

What really causes male pattern baldness?

Hair loss: Male pattern baldness is another way of saying a patient has an inherited form of hair loss. Unfortunately we cannot change a patient's genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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What could cause male infertility?

What could cause male infertility?

Many things: Low sperm count , low testosterone , varicoceles, drugs, medications , genetics bottom line: get checked out. ...Read more

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What causes male infertility if young?

What causes male infertility if young?

Many causes: Male infertility has many causes and accounts for 40-50% of infertility. If you have infertility then male factors require early diagnosis. The semen analysis is only a small part of the evaluation. See a specialist soon to avoid unnecessary delays. Men benefit from an examination too. Infertility is a couples problem so always consider the partner in the context of treatment. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What causes sore breasts?

What causes sore breasts?

Sore breasts: Reasons for painful breasts (bilateral) can include: cyclic pain before the period, stress, medication changes. Fluctuating hormone levels & pregnancy. Pain in one breast could be related to a cyst or a fibroadenoma. Breast cancer would not be a frequent reason for breast pain. Exercise with a bra that is lacking in support is also a possible cause. ...Read more

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What can cause female baldness?

What can cause  female baldness?

Many Possible Causes: Women can develop baldness (alopecia) for many reasons, including breakage of hair from straighteners or dyes; certain skin diseases that cause destruction of the hair follicles, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalance, iron deficiency, vitamin b deficiency, chemotherapy, shedding after illness, shedding after pregnancy, or alopecia areata. ...Read more

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What is female dyspareunia. What causes it?

What is female dyspareunia. What causes it?

Many possiblities: See a gynecologist, get examined, diagnosed, and treated and begin to live a normal life again. ...Read more

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What causes burping female 73

What causes burping female 73

Hello. : Hello. Here are some possible causes for abdominal pain with burping/ belching. Swallowing air while eating, gastropareris (stomach is paralyzed), drinking carbonated beverages, hiatal hernia, heliobacter pyloric infection of stomach, food intolerances and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (sibo). The best way to determine the cause is to be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes my breast to become saggy?

What causes my breast to become saggy?

Our planet's gravity: Gravity pulls on breasts and makes them sag. Some people have more of a "connective tissue" framework in their breasts, their skin, etc. (likely familial or genetic). Having had large fatty breasts or milk-engorged breasts can stretch out the connective tissue and leave a weaker framework, leading to sagging once breasts shrink. Exercising to keep pectoralis muscle bulk may help one's appearance. ...Read more

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What causes male breast tissue enlargement?

Medication, Hormones: Male breast enlargement (gynecomastia) is relatively common and can be caused by various medications, such as antacid or blood pressure medications. Many cases are due to the normal hormonal changes that occur in men. Liver disease, marijuana smoking and testicular tumors that secrete hormones can also be a factor. Because men can get breast cancer, see a specialist if you notice any changes. ...Read more

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What causes male breast enlargement?

LOTS OF THINGS: Most has to do with weight gain, but muscle building steroids and pills, marijuana and some medications can do it. Also, certain cancers including testicular cancer can cause it as well. See your regular doctor to check. ...Read more

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What causes male breast cancer?

Breast Cancer in Men: A few are caused by exposure to radiation. An inherited mutation in the tumor suppressor gene brca2 is associated with a very high risk, but most male breast cancers are estrogen driven just like they are in women. There are several reasons why a man might have high estrogen levels including obesity, medications, and liver disease. ...Read more

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Melatonin caused me temporary male breasts? What are some reasons someone would be sensitive to melatonin?

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

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Why does frequent marijuana use cause the growth of male breasts?

Why does frequent marijuana use cause the growth of male breasts?

Estrogen like : The primary component thc possesses estrogen like effects on breast tissue. ...Read more

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How can I reduce male breasts (fatty tissues)?

How can I reduce male breasts (fatty tissues)?

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

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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!

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!

Male Breasts: The medical term for enlarggement of the male breasts is gynecomastia. It has been nicknamed moobs (man boobs). Excerise helps if the breast enlargement is due to being over weight. If the enlargement is due to breast tissue, surgery is the best treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing enlarged male breasts.

I am experiencing  enlarged male breasts.

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

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Male breasts question. How big before they flop when you run?

Male breasts question. How big before they flop when you run?

Big enough : This would indicate that one has enough breast tissue to fall below the crease. This can be improved with surgery but may require more scars than a conventional gynecomastia repai r performed through limited incisions. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Enlarged male breasts?

What is the definition or description of: Enlarged male breasts?

Gynaecomastia: 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 surgery or leave alone. ...Read more

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Does minor Gynaecomastia serious? Do male breasts go away with cardio exercises? Is it a medical condition that renders one in medical examinations?

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

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How do I get rid of male breasts?

How do I get rid of male breasts?

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

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What is the best workout to get rid of fat under the male breasts?

What is the best workout to get rid of fat under the male breasts?

Push away from the t: Push away from the eable. If it is truly fat, some weight reduction may help. Usually the only treatment is surgery. ...Read more

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What are some good chest exercises to get rid of male breasts in teen?

What are some good chest exercises to get rid of male breasts in teen?

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

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I am experiencing enlarged male breasts. I saw online that there is a product called gynexin and gynexol cream, would that help my gymeclmastia?

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

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How to get rid of male breasts (man boobs)?

How to get rid of male breasts (man boobs)?

Weight loss: If losing weight does not make them go away, then it might require surgery. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for gynecomastia (male breasts)?

What is the best treatment for gynecomastia (male breasts)?

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

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Can tamoxifen or raloxifene reduce male breasts (gynemostia)?

Can tamoxifen or raloxifene reduce male breasts (gynemostia)?

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

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Will vivelle (estradiol) dots placed on male breasts increase size of the breasts?

Will vivelle (estradiol) dots placed on male breasts increase size of the breasts?

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