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Will anti-estrogens help reverse pubertal gynecomastia?

Will anti-estrogens help reverse pubertal gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia most often begins at puberty, but can occur at any age. There many causes for gynecomastia and it is important to sort out the cause before choosing a treatment. Anti-estrogens are not used for treatment as they will not reduce the size of the tissue that has already formed. The best treatment is surgical excision. If there is abnormal breast tissue, the specimen can also be checked. ...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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Will using nolvadex (tamoxifen) help reduce my pubertal gynecomastia?

Will using nolvadex (tamoxifen) help reduce my pubertal gynecomastia?

Surgery Helpful.: I have found that gynecomastia, if persistent, 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 liposculpture surgery alone may suffice. For patients with excess skin, common after weight loss, skin excision may also be necesary. ...Read more

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Can testosterone help shrink male breast fat?

Can testosterone help shrink male breast fat?

Testosterone: No, testosterone can aid in increase in muscle. Reduction of body fat still requires caloric deficit. ...Read more

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Will anti estrogen pills remove gynecomastia in teenage boys?

Will anti estrogen pills remove gynecomastia in teenage boys?

Gynecomastia: Yes. With the administration of clomiphene, an antiestrogen, approximately 50% of patients achieve partial reduction in breast size, and approximately 20% of patients note complete resolution. Tamoxifen, an estrogen antagonist, is effective for recent-onset and tender gynecomastia. Up to 80% of patients report partial to complete resolution. Another drug is danazol. ...Read more

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Male breast cancer and testosterone supplementation?

Male breast cancer and testosterone supplementation?

What is the question: Asking if testosterone causes male breast cancer or increases its risk? Asking if testosterone should be taken by a man with breast cancer? Should not take hormone supplements if one has male breast cancer without conferring with your oncologist first. ...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 taking testosterone reduce my gynecomastia?

Will taking testosterone reduce my gynecomastia?

No: Excess testosterone (t) is converted into estrogen which then exacerbates gynecomastia (male breasts). So taking t won't help you. Instead, check your estrogen level and block conversion of t into estrogen w/aromatase inhibitor such as anastrazole (prescription breast cancer drug). Of course, diet & exercise help, too! less fat = less gyno. Plastic surgeons can help when all else fails. ...Read more

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Does nolvadex (tamoxifen) decrease testosterone production in males?

Does nolvadex (tamoxifen) decrease testosterone production in males?

No: Nolvadex, a brand of tamoxifen, is a selective estrogen receptor modulator. As such, there are some small studies that suggest that it can actually increase testosterone production in med. Similarly, so can aromatase inhibitors which decrease conversion of t into e. Check out http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/list_of_drugs_banned_from_the_olympics for a list of banned substances in competition & why. ...Read more

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20yr male 69' 140lb... can decreasing estrogen, increase testosterone and improve hair growth? (Estrogen Blockers)

20yr male 69' 140lb... can decreasing estrogen, increase testosterone and improve hair growth? (Estrogen Blockers)

Hair growth: There should be nothing to cause hair growth problems in a 20 year old man. Please see your doctor about that. Is there any evidence that your testosterone is low? Your body mass index (BMI) is at the very low end at 20.7. Are you dieting or exercising so much that you are not gaining weight? ...Read more

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Is gynecomastia an enlarged male breast?

Yes: Gynecomastia is the development of a breast appearance in a man. It usually involves both chest wall fat and breast tissue, and surgery is required to correct it. Visit gynecomastia.Org - a great forum. Visit my patient photo gallery at http://georgepopemd.Com/galleries/gynecomastia/. ...Read more

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Does tamoxifen treat gynecomastia?

Does tamoxifen treat gynecomastia?

Probably Not...: Much will depend on your specific situation and on your own physician's thoughts after physical examination. I have found that gynecomastia, if persistent, is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. ...Read more

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What hormones are needed to produce breast enlargement in males? Trans-gendered male wanting femine breasts; am type 1 diabetic; other wise healthy.

What hormones are needed to produce breast enlargement in males? Trans-gendered male wanting femine breasts; am type 1 diabetic; other wise healthy.

A : A doctor called an endocrinologist (hormone specialist) will be able to help you with this issue. The hormone estrogen is used for this purpose. Estrogen is given to the patient desiring female breasts to bring their level of estrogen to that of a woman. Please know that this treatment can cause serious health problems, such as tumors, heart attacks and blood clots, therefore an experienced doctor needs to be the one supervising this treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it true testosterone injections can cause hair loss breast enlargement in males?

Yes, but...: Do you need it and how much? And what is the price (consequence) you need to pay? These are the issues we have to think over especially for someone with the portraited clinical scenario. In life, we need to mull over if we have to do something necessary even being possible, and if we have to do something possible even being necessary. So, balance out what you like and what you need. More? Ask doc. ...Read more

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Can lowering prolactin in men reduce moobs?

Gynecomastia: male breast enlargement hormonal or medical means will not reduce , is a benign condition will surgical reduction for cosmetic ( and psychological ) reasons See your doctor for surgical referral . ...Read more

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How spironolactone decreases testosterone production in a pcos woman?

How spironolactone decreases testosterone production in a pcos woman?

It doesn't: Spironolactone is a diuretic that also happens to block testosterone receptors in hair follicles. Since many women with P COS experience some degree of hirsutism as a result of the elevated testosterone common with PCOS the Spironolactone is prescribed to block the receptors to prevent those hair changes. The testosterone production can be decreased by suppressing the ovaries with OCP's. ...Read more

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Does spironolactone for men block testosterone & causes impotence?

Does spironolactone for men block testosterone & causes impotence?

Common side effect: Spironolactone is considered a testosterone-blocker. While it is a blood pressure medication, it has side effects of breast development, decreased erections - particularly morning erections. Many transgender people use spironolactone as they are transitioning from male to female. LGromkoMD ...Read more

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Best anti estrogen pills to remove gynecomastia?

It may but not used: While it may help block growth of the breast cancers in women, it is generally not considered first line therapy for gynecomastia and is not indicated for this purpose. However, i recently had a patient whose endocrinologist prescribed this as an off label indication. You should first be fully evaluated by an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can aromatase inhibitors be used to increase final height in puberty in boys?

Can aromatase inhibitors be used to increase final height in puberty in boys?

May be effective: For boys with short stature, and no other known cause, aromatase inhibitors have been used. It is still considered experimental, and it is not clear that it will increase adult height. Much depends on the specific condition. As with anything that may increase testosterone, there are side effects. You should only do this under the care/supervision of a pediatric endocrinologist. ...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