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How is Gynecomastia Diagnosed and Treated?
August 16, 2021
Gynecomastia is a male condition in which there is an increase in the amount of breast tissue. This common condition is caused by an imbalance in estrogen and testosterone hormones and can affect either one or both breasts. Though gynecomastia is typically not a serious concern, it can lead to body image issues and embarrassment, but thankfully, treatment is available.
How Gynecomastia is Diagnosed
When consulting with a doctor, they’ll start by asking you questions about your family’s health history, your personal medical history, and details of any drug use. Following, your doctor will perform a physical examination of the area, including a close look at the breast tissue and potentially the abdomen and genitals.
Gynecomastia, as previously mentioned, is caused by a hormonal imbalance, which could be caused by certain medications and other health conditions, such as:
- Kidney failure
- Liver failure or cirrhosis
Blood tests, mammograms, and other tests can be done to determine what underlying condition is the cause of your hormonal imbalance.
In some cases, gynecomastia can resolve itself, especially when treated for the underlying health condition that caused the hormone imbalance. If a medication were the cause for gynecomastia, your doctor might recommend stopping or changing your prescriptions.
If your gynecomastia doesn’t improve on its own and you are in pain, discomfort, and are unhappy with your body, surgery can be done to remove excess breast tissue to sculpt a more masculine chest. If you’re looking for the right doctors for your gynecomastia procedure on Long Island or New York City, turn to the incredible team at Wall Street Cosmetic Surgery. We correct the condition under local anesthesia resulting in minimal scarring, less pain, and a quicker recovery.
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