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I'm a boy who's almost 18 years old and I still have my breast buds, is it normal?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
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In brief: Normal

This is normal for an adolescent.

In brief: Normal

This is normal for an adolescent.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Maybe

Pubertal gynecomastia will occur in 1/3 to 1/2 of males &generally last about a year before fading.
Up to 3 years is noted occasionally before disappearing. Overweight kids can appear to have it from just fat accumulation. If you lose some weight and this persists after 3 years, a consultation with a doc for surgical treatment is likely your next step.

In brief: Maybe

Pubertal gynecomastia will occur in 1/3 to 1/2 of males &generally last about a year before fading.
Up to 3 years is noted occasionally before disappearing. Overweight kids can appear to have it from just fat accumulation. If you lose some weight and this persists after 3 years, a consultation with a doc for surgical treatment is likely your next step.
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