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Will an aromatase inhibitor help me get rid of my male gynecomastia?
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Be careful.
Make sure gynecomastia is the correct diagnosis.
Breast cancer in male patients is very rare, but can be potentially life threatening. Using medications such as an aromatase inhibitor for breast swelling before eliminating the diagnosis of breast cancer can be potentially serious. Check with your doctor for details.

In brief: Be careful.
Make sure gynecomastia is the correct diagnosis.
Breast cancer in male patients is very rare, but can be potentially life threatening. Using medications such as an aromatase inhibitor for breast swelling before eliminating the diagnosis of breast cancer can be potentially serious. Check with your doctor for details.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Maybe
It is being studied in adolescent males but is far from the standard of care.
Anastrozole, in one study, reduced breast size by over 50% as compared to placebo. [for the other docs - I have to admit this was new to me: see j clin endocrinol metab 2009; 94:2975.].

In brief: Maybe
It is being studied in adolescent males but is far from the standard of care.
Anastrozole, in one study, reduced breast size by over 50% as compared to placebo. [for the other docs - I have to admit this was new to me: see j clin endocrinol metab 2009; 94:2975.].
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Possibly
A small series has shown complete reversal in one patient.
Others all had an improvement in swelling and discomfort.

In brief: Possibly
A small series has shown complete reversal in one patient.
Others all had an improvement in swelling and discomfort.
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
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