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5 Signs You Have Gynecomastia


December 11, 2018

Gynecomastia (male breasts) may seem like one of the easiest things to diagnose — if you’re a man with large breasts, you must have gynecomastia, right? Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. There’s a big difference between diagnosable gynecomastia and excess weight in your chest.

What Causes Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition where the male breast becomes enlarged due to extra fatty tissue and/or glandular tissue and can resemble a female chest. The condition can be caused by a number of things, including puberty or a hormone imbalance.

5 Signs You Have Gynecomastia

  1. Enlarged breasts. The first, and most obvious, sign is enlarged breasts.
  2. Mood swings. If your hormones are suddenly fluctuating or imbalanced, it will affect more than just your chest — it will likely also affect your mood.
  3. Breast sensitivity. When you touch your chest, does is feel sore or tender? If so, this is a sign of gynecomastia.
  4. A small lump under your nipple. Gynecomastia is sometimes accompanied by a small mass under the nipple. It’s also possible that this lump can be a sign of breast cancer. If you ever feel a lump in your breasts, you should contact your doctor immediately.  
  5. Swollen nipples. Another sign of gynecomastia is enlarged, erect, or “puffy” nipples. This could mean that you have an excess amount of estrogen in your body. This can also add to the shame or embarrassment men with gynecomastia feel.

If you believe you have gynecomastia you have nothing to feel embarrassed about. In 2010, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons announced that more than 20,000 men had male breast reduction surgery.
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