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  • Swollen male breast

  • Tightness in breast

  • Enlarged breasts in men

  • Lump in the nipple

  • Decrease in sexual desire

  • Breasts feel swollen

  • Left breast tension

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What is Gynecomastia?

A condition in which abnormal hormone levels cause males to develop female characteristics, such as breast enlargement. Common causes include medications and brain tumors.

Typical Symptoms of Gynecomastia

  • Enlarged male breast tissue

  • Breast lump

  • Breasts feel stretched, tight or full

  • Nipples are very sensitive

  • Decreased sex drive

  • Nipple rash, redness, discharge, pain or itch

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Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Gynecomastia

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Have you noticed an unusual increase in your breast size?

  • Do you have a breast lump?

  • Do your breasts feel stretched or tight?

  • Do your nipples feel uncomfortable, painful, or itchy when your clothes touch them?

  • Has your sexual desire decreased?

Treatmentof Gynecomastia

Treatment for this condition depends on the cause. Simple options include dressing less noticeably and losing weight. The doctor may prescribe hormone therapy to correct imbalances or surgery if tumors are the cause.

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References

  • Sansone A, Romanelli F, Sansone M, Lenzi A, Di Luigi L. Gynecomastia and hormones. Endocrine. 2017 Jan;55(1):37-44. doi: 10.1007/s12020-016-0975-9. Epub 2016 May 4. PMID: 27145756.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12020-016-0975-9

  • Dickson G. Gynecomastia. Am Fam Physician. 2012 Apr 1;85(7):716-22. PMID: 22534349.

    https://www.aafp.org/pubs/afp/issues/2012/0401/p716.html

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Reviewed By:

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Family Medicine)

Dr.Patel serves as Center Medical Director and a Primary Care Physician at Oak Street Health in Arizona. She graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine prior to working in clinical research focused on preventive medicine at the University of Illinois and the University of Nevada. Dr. Patel earned her MSc in Global Health from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. She went on to complete her Family Medicine residency in Chicago at Norwegian American Hospital before completing a fellowship in Leadership in Value-based Care in conjunction with the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, where she earned her MBA. Dr. Patel’s interests include health tech and teaching medical students and she currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Arizona School of Medicine.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal Medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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