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Is gynecomastia caused by an imbalance of hormones?

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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Gynecomastia

Enlarged male breasts can come from a number of different causes.
Before any treatment can be done, you must first have a complete physical exam and may need bloodwork to rule out hormonal issues. There are a number of medications that can also cause gynecomastia. Once all medical reasons are ruled out, one may consider treatment. You should seek a consultation with a plastic surgeon.

In brief: Gynecomastia

Enlarged male breasts can come from a number of different causes.
Before any treatment can be done, you must first have a complete physical exam and may need bloodwork to rule out hormonal issues. There are a number of medications that can also cause gynecomastia. Once all medical reasons are ruled out, one may consider treatment. You should seek a consultation with a plastic surgeon.
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Often...

Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and  "mastos"  meaning breasts.
 it refers to abnormal development of large mammary glands in males. Although there may be many “causes”, most cases are idiopathic (no specific cause). The use of certain medications, drugs, organ dysfunction (kidney or liver), hormonal imbalances (directly or indirectly) etc. May also be causative.

In brief: Often...

Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and  "mastos"  meaning breasts.
 it refers to abnormal development of large mammary glands in males. Although there may be many “causes”, most cases are idiopathic (no specific cause). The use of certain medications, drugs, organ dysfunction (kidney or liver), hormonal imbalances (directly or indirectly) etc. May also be causative.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The diagnoses of this requires a proper evaluation by your physician.

In brief: Yes

The diagnoses of this requires a proper evaluation by your physician.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
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Dr. Richard Tholen
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes (rarely).

Most gynecomastia is idiopathic (meaning no medical cause--just happens), usually from puberty.
Usually resolves, sometimes does not. Some medications, hormones, external estrogen-like compounds, and even marijuana use, and rarely, things like testicular tumors, can all cause gynecomastia. Being overweight worsens the issue, and plastic surgery is usually the only/best treatment for this. See a md.

In brief: Sometimes (rarely).

Most gynecomastia is idiopathic (meaning no medical cause--just happens), usually from puberty.
Usually resolves, sometimes does not. Some medications, hormones, external estrogen-like compounds, and even marijuana use, and rarely, things like testicular tumors, can all cause gynecomastia. Being overweight worsens the issue, and plastic surgery is usually the only/best treatment for this. See a md.
Dr. Richard Tholen
Dr. Richard Tholen
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

Sometimes caused by drugs- legal & otherwise- or often no known cause.

In brief: Sometimes

Sometimes caused by drugs- legal & otherwise- or often no known cause.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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