Gynecomastia 101 - What You Need to Know

Gynecomastia, or over-development of the male breast, is a condition frequently associated with devastating social and emotional trauma. If you or a loved one has this condition, know that you are not alone. In fact, sixty percent of males worldwide have some degree of gynecomastia.

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"Ever since I was 12 or 13, I suffered from gynecomastia. To me this was devastating, because not only were my breasts large, but one was visibly larger than the other. People definitely noticed my problem; kids at school made fun of me; and even my sisters pointed out the fact that I grew breasts."

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by Dr. Miguel Delgado | May 12th, 2017

Gynecomastia is a silent condition, and I think that's the biggest challenge. Those who suffer from it often hide it from the rest of the world, even from their closest family members. The symptoms can start as early as puberty. This leaves young men, maybe as young as adolescents, battling the condition on their own without much knowledge of what it is and how it can be treated.

Silent Symptoms

In some cases, gynecomastia can be accompanied by mild breast pain and discomfort, but more often the symptoms are silent. Gynecomastia, on its own, it's not life threatening unless it's connected with other underlying health issues.

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