9 doctors weighed in:
Why is it so common for men to develop gynecomastia?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Look x causes
Obesity, medications for prostate, other medicines like spironolactone, liver disease like cirrhosis, lack of testosterone (andropause), intake of estrogen, and who knows if high content of estrogen in certain food? In young adolescent males is common to have first unilateral gynecomastias due to hormonal changes.

In brief: Look x causes
Obesity, medications for prostate, other medicines like spironolactone, liver disease like cirrhosis, lack of testosterone (andropause), intake of estrogen, and who knows if high content of estrogen in certain food? In young adolescent males is common to have first unilateral gynecomastias due to hormonal changes.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Thank
Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: B/c
Hormonal & weight changes are common as is the use of causative substances.

In brief: B/c
Hormonal & weight changes are common as is the use of causative substances.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
Thank
Dr. George Pope
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Hormones
All men have rudimentary breast tissue (small amount) and an imbalance of testosterone and estrogen can make this tissue grow.
It's common in young men starting puberty, particularly if they are heavy, because there's a higher level of estrogen associated with excess fat.

In brief: Hormones
All men have rudimentary breast tissue (small amount) and an imbalance of testosterone and estrogen can make this tissue grow.
It's common in young men starting puberty, particularly if they are heavy, because there's a higher level of estrogen associated with excess fat.
Dr. George Pope
Dr. George Pope
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Crystal Twynham
Board Certified, Surgery
29 years in practice
938K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors