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What is gynecomastia in men?
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In brief: Enlarged male breast
Gynecomastia is an enlargement of male breast tissue.
This can be from an excess of one's own hormones or from certain medications. It is usually a benign condition but one should seek medical care, especially if this is a new finding to rule out certain pathology.

In brief: Enlarged male breast
Gynecomastia is an enlargement of male breast tissue.
This can be from an excess of one's own hormones or from certain medications. It is usually a benign condition but one should seek medical care, especially if this is a new finding to rule out certain pathology.
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Dr. Henry Mentz
Cosmetic Surgery
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In brief: Gynecomastia
Approximately half of all men have breasts that are enlarged, a condition known as gynecomastia.
In some cases, the cause is heredity or hormonal activity within the body, while anabolic steroid use can also create unwanted side effects. Many men choose to combine a gynecomastia procedure with Pectoral Etching®, a liposuction technique which outlines the pectoralis muscle and axilla.

In brief: Gynecomastia
Approximately half of all men have breasts that are enlarged, a condition known as gynecomastia.
In some cases, the cause is heredity or hormonal activity within the body, while anabolic steroid use can also create unwanted side effects. Many men choose to combine a gynecomastia procedure with Pectoral Etching®, a liposuction technique which outlines the pectoralis muscle and axilla.
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Dr. Larry Nichter
Cosmetic Surgery
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In brief: Man Boobs
Gynecomastia simply means feminzation of a man's breast so if your breasts are larger than you would like time to see a physician.
Causes are many and include medication side effects, thc use (marijuana) and other drugs, obesity, endocrine disorders and familal causes.

In brief: Man Boobs
Gynecomastia simply means feminzation of a man's breast so if your breasts are larger than you would like time to see a physician.
Causes are many and include medication side effects, thc use (marijuana) and other drugs, obesity, endocrine disorders and familal causes.
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Dr. Evan Allen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Enlarged male breast
Breast tissue forming in a male is usually a side effect of medications or illicit drug use, but can be a risk for development of breast cancer in men.
Your doctor should do a history and an exam to rule out any serious illness and offer treatment options.

In brief: Enlarged male breast
Breast tissue forming in a male is usually a side effect of medications or illicit drug use, but can be a risk for development of breast cancer in men.
Your doctor should do a history and an exam to rule out any serious illness and offer treatment options.
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
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In brief: Enlarged male breast
Abnormal enlargement of male breast has many causes and is never normal.
Often it is from a hormonal imbalance with the female hormone estrogen involved. Always cancer must be ruled out. A thorough physical exam by your doctor is always advisable.

In brief: Enlarged male breast
Abnormal enlargement of male breast has many causes and is never normal.
Often it is from a hormonal imbalance with the female hormone estrogen involved. Always cancer must be ruled out. A thorough physical exam by your doctor is always advisable.
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Dr. Christian Dyhianto
Family Medicine
In brief: Enlarged male breast
This is a condition characterized by breast enlargement due to development of breast tissue in men.
It can be caused by a medical condition. A physician's evaluation is recommended especially when found in adults.

In brief: Enlarged male breast
This is a condition characterized by breast enlargement due to development of breast tissue in men.
It can be caused by a medical condition. A physician's evaluation is recommended especially when found in adults.
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
In brief: Enlarged male breast
Men have breast tissue just as women do.
Under the right circumstances, the breast tissue in a male can enlarge. This can be due to hormonal changes such as puberty or due to medications used to treat common conditions such as GI disorders or psychiatric illnesses. Certain tumors could cause this to happen as well. Men do get breast cancer, so this should be considered in such cases.

In brief: Enlarged male breast
Men have breast tissue just as women do.
Under the right circumstances, the breast tissue in a male can enlarge. This can be due to hormonal changes such as puberty or due to medications used to treat common conditions such as GI disorders or psychiatric illnesses. Certain tumors could cause this to happen as well. Men do get breast cancer, so this should be considered in such cases.
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Dr. C Jeffrey Holmes
Family Medicine
In brief: Enlarged male breast
Male breast tissue during puberty can be stimulated by the changing hormones.
This can appear like female breasts, but it usually resolves as boys age. In men, it is usually from being overweight.

In brief: Enlarged male breast
Male breast tissue during puberty can be stimulated by the changing hormones.
This can appear like female breasts, but it usually resolves as boys age. In men, it is usually from being overweight.
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In brief: Enlarged male breast
Some men develop large breasts naturally or from lack of testosterone.
Most males going through puberty have some gynecomastia which goes away once they get through puberty. Low testosterone can cause increase in men's breast size as well.

In brief: Enlarged male breast
Some men develop large breasts naturally or from lack of testosterone.
Most males going through puberty have some gynecomastia which goes away once they get through puberty. Low testosterone can cause increase in men's breast size as well.
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Dr. Ahmad Aslami
Family Medicine
In brief: Enlarged male breast
Could be genetic or induced by medications.

In brief: Enlarged male breast
Could be genetic or induced by medications.
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