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How big will my pubertal gynecomastia get? I have only seen the bad cases on the internet so i was wondering how bad is the average gynecomastia?

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Dr. Joseph Mele
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: It varies.

Gynecoamastia can range from a small lump under the nipple that goes away after a few years, to hypertrophy filling the entire breast.
Persistence of adolescent gynecomastia accounts for 25% of all gynecomastia cases. The best advice is to get checked out by your family doctor or a plastic surgeon in your area.

In brief: It varies.

Gynecoamastia can range from a small lump under the nipple that goes away after a few years, to hypertrophy filling the entire breast.
Persistence of adolescent gynecomastia accounts for 25% of all gynecomastia cases. The best advice is to get checked out by your family doctor or a plastic surgeon in your area.
Dr. Joseph Mele
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
This is very good advice. Please get this seen now. Being a teenaged male is hard enough without this sort of thing, and it is easily treated.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Variable

There are a wide variety of presentations possible with gynecomastia.
Fortunately, the majority of pubertal gynecomastia cases resolve without the need for treatment. 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 etc. May also be causative.

In brief: Variable

There are a wide variety of presentations possible with gynecomastia.
Fortunately, the majority of pubertal gynecomastia cases resolve without the need for treatment. 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 etc. May also be causative.
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Variable

Pubertal gynecomastia will occur in 1/3 to 1/2 of males & generally last about a year before fading.
Intensity varies from small lump to generous boobs.Overweight kids can appear to have it from just fat accumulation.If present after 3 years, surgical removal of the glandular tissue & liposuction of any associated fatty tissue will do the job.

In brief: Variable

Pubertal gynecomastia will occur in 1/3 to 1/2 of males & generally last about a year before fading.
Intensity varies from small lump to generous boobs.Overweight kids can appear to have it from just fat accumulation.If present after 3 years, surgical removal of the glandular tissue & liposuction of any associated fatty tissue will do the job.
Dr. James Ferguson
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