What Causes Gynecomastia In Boys?


Can gynecomastia cause a clear sticky nipple discharge?

I know that gynecomastia is normal in teenage boys, but what about a clear and somewhat sticky kind of discharge that comes along with it if you squeeze the nipple? Please help me!

Whoever told you that gynecomastia is normal in teenage boys or otherwise is misinformed. You have too much estrogen in your system. A male discharging milk from his breasts or any other type of discharge from his nipples is NOT normal either. Go see your physician.

Gynecomastia???????PLZ heip!!!!!!!!!!?

I am going to git biopsy tomarrow what is this and what is the treatment if not cancer

Gynecomastia is swelling of the breast tissue in boys or men. It's caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. Newborns, boys going through puberty, and older men often develop gynecomastia from normal changes in hormone levels. Less often, gynecomastia is caused by a health condition such as liver disease, low testosterone production or a thyroid problem. Certain medications and illicit drugs that raise estrogen levels also can cause gynecomastia.

Gynecomastia isn't a serious problem unless it's a sign of an underlying health condition, but it can be tough to cope with. Men and boys with gynecomastia sometimes have pain or tenderness in their breasts and may feel embarrassed or unhappy with their bodies.

In most cases, gynecomastia will go away on its own. If it is caused by medications or illicit drugs, it usually goes away after they are stopped. Gynecomastia is often treated with medications that help balance hormone levels. In some cases, surgery to remove breast tissue is an option.

Your doctor will want to be sure your breast swelling is actually gynecomastia and not another condition. Other conditions that can cause similar symptoms include:

Fatty breast tissue. Some men and boys have chest fat that resembles gynecomastia. This is called pseudogynecomastia or false gynecomastia, and it isn't the same as gynecomastia.
Breast cancer. This is uncommon in men but can occur. Enlargement of one breast or the presence of a discrete firm nodule raises the concern for male breast cancer.
A breast abscess (mastitis).
Initial tests to determine the cause of your gynecomastia may include:

Blood tests
Mammograms
You may need further testing depending on your initial test results, including:

Chest X-rays
Computerized tomography (CT) scans
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans
Testicular ultrasounds
Tissue biopsies

Can testosterone pills cause gynecomastia?

I know that the injections cause gynecomastia, but how about the pills?

Oral testosterone pills are not a very effective way of treating low testosterone or especially for the development of masculine features in young boys who have been diagnosed with hypogonadism. The injections can cause gynecomastia in certain individuals who have an excess of estrogen or too much testosterone being converted into estrogen, a process called aromatization. The pills are also very hard on the liver and not many doctors prescribe them any more. Gynecomastia may be avoided through the use of dihydrotestosterone instead of other forms of testosterone. It can actually even be applied as a treatment for gynecomastia. A further advantage of dihydrotestosterone is that increased levels of the hormone are correlated to increased sex drive and increased sexual function.

What medications cause gynecomastia?

My som is 13 and has developed large nipples that stick out like a pubescent girl in the early stages of pubety. He does take loperimide "Imodium" if he gets diahhrhea from not eating right and I was wondering if it can cause gynecomastia. I know Pepcid can cause gynecomastia if used for long periods. I know that this problem is supposed to be ok and resolve itself in pubescent boys but should I get his testosterone level checked anyway?

I'd get his testosterone levels checked. What could be just as important is his estrogen levels. Males convert excess testosterone into estrogen (This is why steroid users will get gynecomastia, if they're not careful). We need very little compared to women. However, there is a relationship between the two hormones.

It is fairly common in the beginning stages of puberty for this to happen, so I wouldn't worry. It is also very rare for a young male to have low testosterone issues.

Will my gynecomastia go away on its own, with weight loss?

I have had gynecomastia for about 3 months or so and was told by the doctor that it would go away on it's own especially with weight loss. I have lose about 25 pounds and gut my body fat percentage about 7%. I am still working to continue to loose fat and add muscle. I have not seen much if any reduction in the gynecomastia. Will it go away or will I need surgery?

There is a chance for reduction of male breast. But the worst condition even a body builder is being affected with gynecomastia. I read it in gynecomastia.org

If its only fat it'll surely dis appear. if not surgery is the only option

cheers,
TC

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