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University Surgical Cluster

Common Conditions:

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Breast Surgery

Kidney Stones

Colon Cancer


Erectile Dysfunction

Prostate Cancer

Face Lift

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery


Urinary Incontinence




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


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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