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What can a 19 year old male do for severe gynecomastia?

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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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 necessary.

In brief: 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 necessary.
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Gynecomastia

First, you will want to see your primary care physician to rule out medical causes of gynecomastia.
Upon clearance from your primary doctor, you will want to visit a plastic surgeon who can determine the next step in treatment. This may involve liposuction with or without direct excision if the excess breast tissue.

In brief: Gynecomastia

First, you will want to see your primary care physician to rule out medical causes of gynecomastia.
Upon clearance from your primary doctor, you will want to visit a plastic surgeon who can determine the next step in treatment. This may involve liposuction with or without direct excision if the excess breast tissue.
Dr. Renee Burke
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Seek evaluation

For severe gynecomastia, the first step is to consider endocrinologic evaluation for possible hormone imbalance.
After this has been excluded, then surgical may be an option.

In brief: Seek evaluation

For severe gynecomastia, the first step is to consider endocrinologic evaluation for possible hormone imbalance.
After this has been excluded, then surgical may be an option.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Several DX 1st

High Estradiol from obesity or excess cyclic aromatse activity.
(testing needed for both!) many drugs, such as spironolactone. Elevated prolocatin levels. These are the most common, inlcuding gaining weight and having more fat! you cannot be treated without an accurate dx.

In brief: Several DX 1st

High Estradiol from obesity or excess cyclic aromatse activity.
(testing needed for both!) many drugs, such as spironolactone. Elevated prolocatin levels. These are the most common, inlcuding gaining weight and having more fat! you cannot be treated without an accurate dx.
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Gynecomastia-male

Is the condition on 1 side only or on both sides? Is there redness, swelling, pain, discharge (milky or pus)? Do you take any medications like tagamet, (cimetidine) anabolic steroids, anxiety meds (valium, etc), antidepressants like elavil, digoxin or calcium channel blockers (heart meds), HIV meds (sustiva), chemotherapy? Are you overweight: excess fat has an estrogenic effect.
Discuss with fp to find cause.

In brief: Gynecomastia-male

Is the condition on 1 side only or on both sides? Is there redness, swelling, pain, discharge (milky or pus)? Do you take any medications like tagamet, (cimetidine) anabolic steroids, anxiety meds (valium, etc), antidepressants like elavil, digoxin or calcium channel blockers (heart meds), HIV meds (sustiva), chemotherapy? Are you overweight: excess fat has an estrogenic effect.
Discuss with fp to find cause.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
may help some, but liposuction/plastic surgery may be needed for best appearance
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