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Gynaecomastia

Gynaecomastia (man boobs)

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Ask any teenage boy if he’d like a pair of breasts for the day and the response will probably be a resounding “yes!” This will usually be followed by an enthusiastic and all too detailed account of how the day would pan out with his new bosoms. But for teenage boys whose physical appearance really is defined by this curvy feminine feature, the embarrassment far outweighs the novelty. Gynaecomastia (more commonly known as ‘man boobs’) is a common condition where tender breast tissue grows under the nipples. It is usually caused by an imbalance of hormones during puberty and usually disappears without treatment within a couple of years. ‘False gynecomastia’ is when men and boys develop breasts as a result of too much fat on their chest, which is usually helped by losing weight, through a combination of healthy eating and regular exercise.

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I am not that fat but my boobs are huge. Doctor said I don't have gyno but that can't be true with size of my boobs compared to the rest of my body. What can I do?





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Hi I had a quadrupple bypass about a year ago,I gave up smoking 18 months ago and reviewed my eating habits.all of a sudden I have man boobs and bags under my eyes which really depresses me and all I think of is am I going to die every little twitch to the body makes me think something serious is wrong I hope you can help.regards peter.





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hi im 14 and my boobs are getting out of control i am not fat i have a six pack it is just boobs if i push on them it fell like the are out of place or something but when i am cold they go back to normal pls help me





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Iv had mine now for ten years as I'm 24 now and got it when I was 14 I hate it always wearing jumpers to hide it sum times even two and even on the most sunnist days to hide it iv tryed cuting it off myself and my gp will not help says that the NHS will not pay and it should be going down please sum one help





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I have Gynecomastia for about 6 years now but now.I'm.going to the gym thinking I.could hide it a bit with muscle it doesn't get better so far. I just wanted to no my options on ways to get rid of it.





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Hi I am 25 have been to my gp twice had my blood checked I am not over weight have suffered from this since my school years. My gp has been no help what so ever please can I get some help where to turn from here, this problem has affected me for years





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I'm 21 years and really embarrassed about my man boobs I've started to go gym and cut down on snacks but it's Just not the result I would like I've even started putting tape across my chest and wearing tight vests before going out even to the gym it's recalling putting me down





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I suffer with unilateral gynecomastia and have done for about 12 years and it's more prominent ad I'm getting older and not as slick as I used to be. I'm now 23. I h Ave to be careful what shirts I wear etc as it shows off my one sided chest and people do notice. Any advise as my gp is useless and just brushed it off when I approached him about it.





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Hi im 19 and i have the same problem its so shamefull that i dont even like taking my top off in front of my girlfriend i dont want to explain to much but is there anyone out there that can help plz





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I have been diagnosed with gynaecomastia by my doctor and I have been to see a surgeon about having the excess fat removed from my chest. I got quie far down the line and then was told I couldn't have the surgery because of my poorly controlled diabetes (type 1). It causes me great anxiety and I don't take my top of in public. I do regular exercise and the fat just wont go. What options do I Have? Please help as it is making me very conscious





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I'm 14 years old and I myself have had Gynecomastia for about 2 years. I'm not going to lie it is very embarrasing, however I have read that it lasts usually for about 1 year (my Doctor predicts mine will be a 3 year case). Yet no matter what this is a temporary problem that will soon resolve itself. There are ways to suppress the look of the condition in public which you can search for. In regards to your fat around the affected area not going there are a few bespoke exercises for Gynecomastia and reducing the appearance. I hope this has helped you, this is all I know and all I'm able to give. I sympathise with all sufferers as I am an adolescent living with it. Good luck!


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