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Yoshinori Abe

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Internal medicine

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

An increase in the amount of breast gland tissue in boys or men, caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Enlarged male breasts

Possible causes

  • Cirrhosis of the liver

    A condition where normal liver is permanently damaged and replaced with scar issue. There are many different causes including infections, alcohol abuse and diabetes.

  • Gynecomastia

    A condition where abnormal hormone levels cause males to develop female characteristics (enlargement of the breast). Common causes include medications and tumors in the brain.

  • Hyperprolactinemia

    Excessively high prolactin (hormone that releases milk) levels in the blood. Causes include medications and brain tumors.

  • Hyperthyroidism
  • POEMS syndrome

Related serious diseases

  • Wernicke encephalopathy

    Wernicke encephalopathy (WE) is a life threatening, degenerative condition of the brain characterized by weakness of the eye muscles, ataxia (loss of coordination, balance and speech) and confusion. It's caused by thiamine deficiency which results in nervous system damage.

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you think your breasts are getting bigger?

  • Do you have swelling of the testicles or scrotum?

  • Are you currently taking any diuretic medication (medication to increase passing of urine)?

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with liver problems?

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Yoshinori Abe

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Internal medicine

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