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Posted by: Dunno | 2009-10-14

Painful

Hi

I am a white male in my late 20' s, and I have a very embarrasing problem. It seems that the older I get, my ' boobs'  tend to get bigger. Not only that, but some days they are very painful as well. I am not overweight, and tend to excercise regularly. What could be the cause of this? I have had this problem since I was a teenager, and doctors then told me it will go away. Is there a way to become flat chested like a proper man should be? I am too embarresed to go to doctors, or swim etc. Please help. Thanks.

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Hi Dunno
Men can get gynecomastia due to certain medications, liver disease, hormonal abnormalities, or because of fat deposits. 25% of men has gynecomastia without any cause. Your doctor can check your testosterone levels, your thyroid hormones, liverfunctions ( it sounds like you are not on medications) and if all is normal, you can consider having surgery to remove the excessive breast tissue.
See http://www.plasticsurgery-sa.co.za/index.php/Plastic-Surgery/Procedures/gynecomastia-male-breasts.html
Dr Bets

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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2009-10-14

Hi Dunno
Men can get gynecomastia due to certain medications, liver disease, hormonal abnormalities, or because of fat deposits. 25% of men has gynecomastia without any cause. Your doctor can check your testosterone levels, your thyroid hormones, liverfunctions ( it sounds like you are not on medications) and if all is normal, you can consider having surgery to remove the excessive breast tissue.
See http://www.plasticsurgery-sa.co.za/index.php/Plastic-Surgery/Procedures/gynecomastia-male-breasts.html
Dr Bets

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