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Can my doctor give me testosterone pills for my gynecomastia?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alvin Lin
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Dr. Rene Perez
Cosmetic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: The management of

gynecomastia is more complex than just prescribing testosterone for it.
I do Bio-identical hormone replacement in Miami, FL but my management of gynecomastia is not solely based on giving the patient testosterone. An evaluation by a cosmetic or plastic surgeon, experienced in both gynecomastia removal surgery, liposculture, and hormone replacement is your best option.

In brief: The management of

gynecomastia is more complex than just prescribing testosterone for it.
I do Bio-identical hormone replacement in Miami, FL but my management of gynecomastia is not solely based on giving the patient testosterone. An evaluation by a cosmetic or plastic surgeon, experienced in both gynecomastia removal surgery, liposculture, and hormone replacement is your best option.
Dr. Rene Perez
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Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: No

Estrogen dependent gynecomastia can sometimes respond to anti estrogen drugs like tamoxifen however. Testosterone can cause gynecomastia.

In brief: No

Estrogen dependent gynecomastia can sometimes respond to anti estrogen drugs like tamoxifen however. Testosterone can cause gynecomastia.
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
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Dr. Mario Diana
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Low T not the issue

Low testosterone does not cause gynecomastia, but high estrinics to testosterone ratio will, in addition to a familiar predisposition.
Evaluation by your primary care physician or endocrinologist will resolve the issue.

In brief: Low T not the issue

Low testosterone does not cause gynecomastia, but high estrinics to testosterone ratio will, in addition to a familiar predisposition.
Evaluation by your primary care physician or endocrinologist will resolve the issue.
Dr. Mario Diana
Dr. Mario Diana
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine

In brief: Gynecomastia

Your doctor can determine whether or not you have a testosterone imbalance and also what the cause of the gynecomastia is.
See your doctor for an examination and proper treatment.

In brief: Gynecomastia

Your doctor can determine whether or not you have a testosterone imbalance and also what the cause of the gynecomastia is.
See your doctor for an examination and proper treatment.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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