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Gynecomastia

What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition, where males form breast tissue. The tissue is usually located directly under the nipple. Gynecomastia can occur on one or both sides of the chest. Some people who are overweight appear to have Gynecomastia, without actually having the condition.

What Are Symptoms of Gynecomastia?

Your breasts may appear swollen or tender, on one or both sides.

What Causes Gynecomastia?

Causes of Gynecomastia include:

  • An imbalance in estrogen and testosterone hormones. This may be due to aging, or medications, such as steroids.
  • Certain tumors may cause Gynecomastia.

What To Do If You Have Gynecomastia:

  • If you notice your breasts to be enlarged, notify your healthcare provider.
  • If your symptoms are due to medications, certain adjustments can often be made.
  • If you have told your healthcare provider that you have noticed your breasts being enlarged, and that they are getting larger, or begin to notice any new lumps or bumps, notify your healthcare provider.

What Are Treatment Solutions For Gynecomastia?

In most cases, no Gynecomastia treatment is necessary, unless your conditions are due to a certain disease, infection or tumor. Gynecomastia surgery is rarely required.

Your doctor or healthcare provider may order a mammogram to look at the breast tissue, to make sure there is no cancer or disease that may have caused this.

Common Problems With Sexuality: ImpotenceGynecomastiaLoss of LibidoVaginal DrynessVaginal Infection, and Genital Pain

Note:  We strongly encourage you to talk with your health care professional about your specific medical condition and treatments. The information contained in this website is meant to be helpful and educational, but is not a substitute for medical advice.

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