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Why is it so common for men to develop gynecomastia?

Why is it so common for men to develop gynecomastia?

Look x causes: Obesity, medications for prostate, other medicines like spironolactone, liver disease like cirrhosis, lack of testosterone (andropause), intake of estrogen, and who knows if high content of estrogen in certain food? In young adolescent males is common to have first unilateral gynecomastias due to hormonal changes. ...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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Is it common for both men and women to want to masturbate?

Is it common for both men and women to want to masturbate?

Yes: Self sex is a common practice across genders at any age.It is seldom discussed openly and suffers many cultural taboos and myths about supposed bad effects. Studies see the emergence as the body awakens in puberty and some decline when partner sex is available. ...Read more

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What causes women to get breast cancer more often than men? Is it because of cosmetics?

What causes women to get breast cancer more often than men? Is it because of cosmetics?

Not cosmetic: Women have many more active cells in their breast tissue resposible for milk production. All of these cells respond and change to the monthly hormonal changes that a woman experiences all the way from their first menstrual cycle as a teenager to menopause. Breast cancer most commonly forms in these active cells of the milk ducts or lobules. These breast tissue cells are much less prominent in men. ...Read more

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Is it more common for men or women to have weight fluctuations?

Is it more common for men or women to have weight fluctuations?

Women: Women must face pregnancy, menopause, birth-control, pressure to lose weight and thus frustrating diets which themselves can lead to weight gain due to metabolism shifts that result in fat storage, as well as many other factors. Men tend to have more abdominal weight gain. Healthy lifestyle with healthy food choices, fiber, sleep, exercise, and emotional calmness are recommended for stability. ...Read more

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Why is it harder for some females to orgasim and others iit is not?

Why is it harder for some females to orgasim and others iit is not?

Female Sexuality: I may have misread your question since it is so open ended. If i did please ask again. Do you mean orgasm with intercourse? Or orgasm with masturbation or clitoral stimulation? Many if not a majority of women do not have much stimulation of the clitoris with intercourse and need to add this activity as part of their sexual play with a partner. ...Read more

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At what ages is it most common for women to get pcos ?

At what ages is it most common for women to get pcos ?

Usually older.: While fertile, age is an indirect factor, because the full sx of metabolic syndrome, including pcos, takes time to fully develop! if you are young and have pcos, beware. It is a sign of problems to come. Obesity around the middle is key, and weight loss is essential. Since weight gain is usually progressive, women 35 are more likely than 25y/o females to have this! ...Read more

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It be possible for a male to develop what women get called macromastia?

It be possible for a male to develop what women get called macromastia?

Male breasts: Males can develop breast tissue. It is referred to as Gynecomastia. It can be normal around puberty, and subside. It can be caused by a number of things including hormone imbalance, drugs/medications, excess weight. Generally treated with surgery usually a combination of liposuction and excision. ...Read more

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How common is it for males to contract UTIs?

How common is it for males to contract UTIs?

UTI males: UTI in males is not that common as compared to females . http://patient.info/health/cystitis-urine-infection-in-women ...Read more

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Why is teenage pregnancy more common than it used to be?

Why is teenage pregnancy more common than it used to be?

Teen pregnancy rates: Have been declining for the past twenty years, and the U.S. Teen birth rate was the lowest ever in 2010 (last data available). But the U.S. Rate is one of the highest among industrialized nations. Comprehensive sex education and easily available effective birth control lowers teen pregnancy rates. Abstinence-only programs do not work. ...Read more

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Why is it so rare for people to be ambidextrous?

Ambidextrous.: Because only 3 to 5.7% (quoted % varies) of people are ambidextrous. I don't know why god designed us this way. ...Read more

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Why do women get breast implants? Is it a man reason in general?

Why do women get breast implants? Is it a man reason in general?

Usually not.: For most women, breast augmentation is a personal choice wherein that woman feels that her quality of life would be enhanced. It should not be done on the basis of trying to please anyone except the patient herself. She may end up pleasing her husband or partner as well, and that is okay, but that should not be the motivating factor. ...Read more

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Is it common for women to have asymmetric breasts?

Is it common for women to have asymmetric breasts?

Yes: Human being are very commonly asymmetric. If you take your facial picture , split it in the middle and than duplicate each half into a full face, you will not recognize youself. Breast asymmetry goes from mild to full blown poland syndrom where one breast might be missing. Surgery can help in achieving symmetry with implants, breast reduction or breast lift ...Read more

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Is it common for men to have significant breast tissue?

Is it common for men to have significant breast tissue?

Men have: Breast buds and pre-cursors that will respond to estrogenic stimulus: gynecomastia, and there are 0.1-1% of breast cancer occurs in males. ...Read more

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When is it most important for men to get tested for prostate cancer ?

When  is it most important for men to get tested for prostate cancer ?

Not needed?: The uspstf recommends against psa-based screening for prostate cancer. http://bit.ly/nmvhid. Short and sweet. Any questions? ...Read more

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Is it common for men to get their stomach lasered for hair?

Is it common for men to get their stomach lasered for hair?

Yes: Common areas for men to have laser hair removal include the back, chest, and abdomen. Laser hair treatments typically are performed in a series of 5 to 6 treatments to get the best results. ...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