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Gynacomastia

 

 

About the condition

Gynacomastia is the enlargement of the gland tissue of the male breast. Newborns, boys going through puberty and middle-aged to older men are more prone to developing gynacomastia as a result of normal changes in hormonal levels. Gynacomoastia is not a serious medical condition and may dissipate on its own.

 

Causes of the condition

Results from an imbalance of hormone levels in which there is a decrease in the amount of testosterone compared with oestrogen (female hormones). This could be cause by side effects of certain medications, natural hormone changes and certain medical conditions.

 

Signs & symptoms

  • Breast tenderness and or sensitivity
  • Swollen breast gland tissues
 

Diagnosis and Treatment Options

 Test and diagnosis

  • Medical history investigation
  • Physical examination
  • Blood test
  • Mammograms

Treatment

Most gynacomastia cases will recover gradually over time without treatment. However, if gynacomastia is a result of the side effects of certain medication, the doctor may recommend stopping or substituting the medication.

Surgery is seldom needed but please consult your doctor if you are concerned.

 

 

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