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Does gynecomastia cause a decrease in testosterone or an increase in estrogen?


I'm really wondering if the condition causes some sort of change in the body chemistry for males, especially in terms of sex drive or testosterone levels. I had gynecomastia when I was a child, but had plastic surgery to cover it, and I notice that many males at my age simply had more competitive drive and anger issues than I ever did.

Of course, it could be upbringing as well, but this idea just piqued my curiosity.

Thank you in advance for your answers!
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Actually it's not the condition that causes the flux in hormones but the hormones that bring on Gynecomastia.

When estrogen levels rise, men are more inclined to getting Gynecomastia. Yes it can decrease sex drive as well.  (+ info)

How can I convince my parents to let me get gynecomastia removal surgery?


I've had hormonal gynecomastia since I was 10 and I'm 17 now, and I've seen no improvement. I tried asking my parents to let me have surgery for it but they just laughed at me. How can I convince them?
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Have you tried discussing this with your doctor? Could you still outgrow it?

If it is unlikely that your gynecomastia will go away on its own, try to arrange a meeting with your doctor and your parents. I can imagine that it's emotionally and socially difficult to be 17 and have gynecomastia. From what I've heard, the surgery is a quite straightforward procedure and has a very positive impact on the patients' well-being.  (+ info)

What charity can help me with my Gynecomastia or self image problem?


I have Gynecomastia, it is a condition of large female like breasts on a male body. This is not caused by excessive weight in my case as I weight 165 lbs and am 6 ft tall..the weight problem one is callsed Psudo-Gynecomastia because it isn't really gynecomastia. I was wondering who I can get help from to have surgery or help my self image. I don't get involved in social activity or have a job because I used to be teased in school all the time which caused me to go into hiding for years. I am 24 now still living at home and can't find anyone to help me, I don't know what to do. I tried to force myself to get over it but I can't, I did wear an ace bandage to compress them flat and that gave me a large confidence boost but those are so uncomfortable to wrap around me. I just wish to look like a normal male, any ideas?
I Know certain conditions or drug use can cause this, I have never taken drugs and I am not sure if I have a bad liver or hyper thyroid but this is what I am wondering, what charity can help me as I do not have money.
I have researched the condition for several years, I know plastic surgery can solve it but thats like $5000 or so which I do not have, I've tried talking to charities before they just ignore me. I wrote to Oprah and she ignored me, I wrote to dr phil and he ignored me, I have no insurance this is why I am seeking charity help. Sorry I did not make this clear before =\
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maybe u take certain drug which causing this problem...from what i know some drug can give this condition your having...u should check your hormones level for testosterone and estrogen with doctor...  (+ info)

How should I get rid of my gynecomastia?


I am 18 6'3 and am very cut and 174lbs. I lift and workout daily and have had gynecomastia since I was 13. Im guessing that it will not go away like my doctor said and I am wondering what my options are except surgery.
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I saw a video about it. I think I have a small case of it. It said the only way to get rid of it is surgery. Many poeple that have it, if they work their pecs out a lot the muscle will build underneath it and make it more noticable through T-Shirts and clothing. I wish I could get surgery but there's still a small chance I'm still growing and losign some weight so I still have time.  (+ info)

How can i tell if i have gynecomastia or just manboobs?


I am not really overweight and im 14, can anyone tell me if i have gynecomastia or manboobs? How can I find out without going to the doctor?
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It's the same thing. Now, I'm going to tell you cause I'm a retired nurse and the mother of 3 grown sons. As soon as all of my boys hit "testostrone city", they got little "boobs". By the time they were 16-17, the boobs go away. You're just in a hormone flux. So, you can do what my kids did, wear a cotton t-shirt under everything(which is in style now) and keep them loose, or just ignore it and notice that all the other guys have them too. They will go away unless you get very overweight. Good luck, honey. Godloveya.  (+ info)

How can i get rid of gynecomastia?


I've been suffering from gynecomastia a couple years and i want to be done with it. Is there anyway i can get rid of gynecomastia in as little time as possible and permanently!!! Any help would be greatly appreciated
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i have answer man:
Eat the food which will make ur body alkaline for eg:, drink mor watr with lemon in that.. i'm too started if you want to contact me mail me sulphuricacid_2008@yahoo.com.au. I have so many rsearch on that alkalin food i'll tell you.. and gynomastia too

I have natural remedies for gynoecomastia  (+ info)

How much does a Gynecomastia surgery cost?


Please could anyone tell me how much does a surgery for Gynecomastia cost? I've had it since three years and its not going away at all. Also, do you know any other treatment without surgery?

Thanks
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Since you have undergone surgery before, I suggest you go back to your surgeon and find out the reason behind your current situation. Is it due to still have remaining glandular tissue or just new fat tissue?
There are some non-surgical treatments but only applicable to selective cases, ie. pseudo-gynecomastia. If your gynecomastia is due to excess fat, you may want to try some workouts, ie. DB bench press and other chest exercises. Adjust your diet. You may want to try tumeric and more alkaline food.  (+ info)

Can aromatase inhibitor help me get rid of my male gynecomastia?


Im 15 years old and I have gynecomastia since I was 13 and I wanted to know if aromatase inhibitor could help me with my problem.I was fat then shedded all those pounds.I got a check up and the doctor said It will go away on its own yeah right Im young I wanna do things like go swimming and stuff.
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you can try breast reduction surgery. It;s actually very common in men  (+ info)

As a 15 year old getting Gynecomastia Insision surgery in England will I be asleep for the procedure?


I am a 15 year old going in for Gynecomastia surgery. I have "puffy nipples". Will I be put to sleep or is it just general anesthetic?
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A general aneasthetic is being put to sleep. You should be but speak to your consultant when you go in for your pre op assesment.  (+ info)

If a man has gynecomastia and gets surgery for it, when will he be allowed to run on the treadmill again?


My brother who is really skinny runs or walks on the treadmill a lot, and he has gynecomastia, and is worried that he won't be able to go on the treadmill until a long time after surgery.
Does anyone know the time in-between where he can't go running?
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It's probably like any other surgery. As soon as the patient makes a full recovery, they are good to go. I heard it takes about 6 weeks for a full recovery, so I would say 6 weeks at the most, but possibly sooner than that.  (+ info)

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