11 doctors weighed in:
Is gynecomastia normal during puberty?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: It happens
Should still look for other causes, e.
g. Steroids used for bodybuilding , other pharmaceutical drugs and marijuana. Could also be a feature of obesity. Interestingly, certain increasing prevalent environmental pollutants, for example, bpa's, can function like female hormone in the human body.

In brief: It happens
Should still look for other causes, e.
g. Steroids used for bodybuilding , other pharmaceutical drugs and marijuana. Could also be a feature of obesity. Interestingly, certain increasing prevalent environmental pollutants, for example, bpa's, can function like female hormone in the human body.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Gynecomastia
This is a very common issue in early puberty.
The testosterone levels start to rise and the body initially converts it to estrogen. Once levels rise moderately the ratio of testosterone to estrogen increases enough to cause breast tissue to recede.

In brief: Gynecomastia
This is a very common issue in early puberty.
The testosterone levels start to rise and the body initially converts it to estrogen. Once levels rise moderately the ratio of testosterone to estrogen increases enough to cause breast tissue to recede.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Common
Roughly half of males go through transient nipple enlargement on one or both sides at the onset of puberty.
Most resolve within 6m to a year, it is considered normal.A few will have persistent or dramatic gynecomastia. It can erode someones self concept , surgery is helpful for those who don't clear up after a couple of years.

In brief: Common
Roughly half of males go through transient nipple enlargement on one or both sides at the onset of puberty.
Most resolve within 6m to a year, it is considered normal.A few will have persistent or dramatic gynecomastia. It can erode someones self concept , surgery is helpful for those who don't clear up after a couple of years.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: It first appears the
Idiopathic gynecomastia first appears in teen agers.
It frequetly resolves spontaneously by 18 years of age if it's going to resolve.

In brief: It first appears the
Idiopathic gynecomastia first appears in teen agers.
It frequetly resolves spontaneously by 18 years of age if it's going to resolve.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
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