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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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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


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Can my doctor give me testosterone pills for my gynecomastia?

Can my doctor give me testosterone pills for my gynecomastia?

No: First, testosterone pills aren't really safe (dangerous to liver). Second, excess testosterone is converted into estrogen which then exacerbates gynecomastia (male breasts). Instead, check your estrogen level and block conversion of testosterone into estrogen w/aromatase inhibitor such as anastrazole (prescription breast cancer drug). Of course, diet & exercise help, too! less fat = less gyno. ...Read more

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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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I have gynecomastia, how would i be able to increase my testosterone and estrogen levels?

I have gynecomastia, how would i be able to increase my testosterone and estrogen levels?

Why?: Best not to “treat” the gynecomastia by attempting to manipulate your hormonal levels. If you have concerns about abnormal hormonal levels being causative of the gynecomastia, best to seek consultation with an endocrinologist. If, in the long term, gynecomastia remains a concern, surgical correction may be indicated; usually involves direct excision of gland tissue and/or liposuction surgery. ...Read more

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Would taking testosterone pellets from the doctor because my free count is232, bring about gynecomastia?(man blobs). If it does how can I counteract i

Rare but possible: Men who are treated for hypogonadism {low testosterone} have a risk of developing gynecomastia, but this risk is shared with all modes of therapy. This risk is not exclusive to testosterone pellet therapy. As a matter of fact, the average daily dose of pellet implant therapy is about 10mg/day while a topical dose may be 50-100mg/day. I would expect gynecomastia to be rare with pellet therapy. ...Read more

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Might getting gynecomastia removal surgery raise my overall testosterone levels?

Might getting gynecomastia removal surgery raise my overall testosterone levels?

No : Gynecomastia surgery should have no effect on your overall testosterone level. If persistent, gynecomastia 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. ...Read more

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Can my doctor give me testosterone pills for my gynecomastia?

No: First, testosterone pills aren't really safe (dangerous to liver). Second, excess testosterone is converted into estrogen which then exacerbates gynecomastia (male breasts). Instead, check your estrogen level and block conversion of testosterone into estrogen w/aromatase inhibitor such as anastrazole (prescription breast cancer drug). Of course, diet & exercise help, too! less fat = less gyno. ...Read more

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) so that i can boost my testosterone levels and get rid of gynecomastia. What should I do?

) so that i can boost my testosterone levels and get rid of gynecomastia. What should I do?

Not testosterone pbm: If you have gynecomastia at a listed age of 48, you need to first have an evaluation by your doc. There are some meds or health problems that have this as a side effect and medical treatment may be indicated. If this is ruled out, you need to consult a cosmetic surgeon with experience in the area to have this treated. ...Read more

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testosterone-425ng Estradiol-29.40ml.Is my estradiol a bit high?i have gynecomastia but its not a severe one just grandular tissue im 18 will it go?

 testosterone-425ng Estradiol-29.40ml.Is my estradiol a bit high?i have gynecomastia but its not a severe one just grandular tissue im 18 will it go?

Need normals: Please ask your question again with the normal range values for testosterone and estradiol for the lab you are going to. The fact that it is unilateral suggest highly that the levels are not causing the gynecomastia if it is one sided. It can resolve over time but can also persist a lifetime. There are treatments available that could be considered after proper evaluation by a doc. ...Read more

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Gynecomastia (Definition)

Gynecomastia is the growth of breast tissue in boys and men. This is due to the imbalance of the ...Read more