Author Topic: Do I have Gyno?  (Read 1089 times)

Offline Shay

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Hi there guys!

I am new here so apologies if I'm posting in the wrong forum.

I have always had big moobs but I noticed I have a roll under my right arm. ( a bit like what you see in women with a bra on). My left under arm is not so bad but not perfect. I went to some surgeon a few years ago and he said to try and lose weight and he believes I don't have it.

Do I have Gyno or pseudogynecomastia? I really would prefer a non surgical option so any advice would be much appreciated!

Than k you

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Offline JohannK

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Welcome.

For a definitive answer, you can pinch the tissue around your nipples.  Do you feel any distinct lumps behind your nipples?  If so, those are mammary glands.  If you have developed glands, then it's true gyne and no amount of weight loss can get rid of them.  Losing weight will also likely cause your breasts to become more prominent.

So if you have true gyne then you have two options.  Lop them off (I personally don't believe in this, there's no such thing as risk-free surgery) or keep them.  If you choose to remove them, make sure to do your homework before going for any surgery.  If you keep them, it might be a good idea to start wearing bras.

Offline Shay

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Sorry! Still trying to work this website out.

I pinched it and nothing seems to be there.

What are you opinions from the picture?

Offline FredL

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Yes, definitely gynecomastia. The only non-surgical option is to wear a garment to conceal and/or support your breasts (bra). No weight loss or exercise will make your boobs go away. 

If you don't want boobs for the rest of your life, post your pics in the Doctor section. Go to your family doctor and take it from there. 
Developed breasts at puberty and had corrective surgery at age 57.

Offline JohannK

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Looking at the pictures it does look like gyne.

That said, the absense of glands that you can feel (and lack of puffyness in the pictures) tell me that it might be pseudogyne.  If it's pseudogyne then you might be able to get rid of them non surgically.  But of course I'm no doctor, this is just my observation.

Offline SideSet

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Yes, looks very much like gynecomastia to me. Your breasts have a definite female shape, quite round and full 

Offline Dale Warnio

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I agree. Quite pronounced and feminine, and except for your chest are quite slender. I am guessing your bra cup size is about B. 

Offline Shay

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I agree. Quite pronounced and feminine, and except for your chest are quite slender. I am guessing your bra cup size is about B.
I don't know the shapes of bra sizes but cup B seems big to me. It's not noticeable when I wear tight fitted T shirts that's for sure. Thanks for the input. 

Offline Dale Warnio

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B is a modest bra cup size. 

Offline SideSet

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I would agree you are at least an A and maybe even a B cup. 

You can tell by measuring the circumference around your chest at the base of your breasts. And then measuring the circumference of your chest at its fullest part, across your nipples. 

The first measurement is your bra band size.  So, like 34, 36, 38, 40, etc. 

Then subtract the first measurement from the second measurement to get your bra cup size. 1”= A; 2”= B; 3”= C; etc, but you won’t be that big.  Yet 😉  

Offline Dale Warnio

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 Or a simple way to think about it is to compare the size of your breasts to the size of various fruit.   As in the following link, lime or lemon, looks to me to be about your breast size so, A or B cup. 

https://www.guiltlingerie.com/pages/mens-buying-guide


Offline SideSet

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Looking at your picture again, while you are quite slender, your breasts are so round and feminine in appearance.  A bra would really suit you. 

Offline Teatree76

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Role of tamoxifen in idiopathic gynecomastia: A 10-year prospective cohort study. — Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences

See this recent study. I'm trying to see whether Tamoxifen is a better first option. 

CONCLUSION: Our study is the largest to date examining the role of tamoxifen in idiopathic gynecomastia, and our results show approximately nine in every 10 men treated with tamoxifen therapy had successful resolution of their symptoms. We support its use for idiopathic gynecomastia in eligible men following the careful discussion of its risks and benefits.

Offline Dudewithboobs

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I’m going to take a left turn from most of the comments here. I will agree that they appear to be breasts in glandular and not pseudo/fat. You are quite thin and unless you were quite overweight and lost all of it over time then I’d be skeptical this is just fat tissue. I noticed you said you don’t feel anything. I also don’t feel much behind the nipple I would suggest pinching more so on the outer areas of the chest. In and outward. As well as alone the side of the rib and chest wall where my chest is raised you can definitely feel the lumps of tissue.  You should easily be able to define the tail and head of the tissue expanded. Also by the images you can clearly see where the chest forms and shows the area where the tissue has expanded. 

Here’s where I take a left turn. Too many here will say even if there’s a fraction of growth that yup you have t**ts get a bra. For me it’s a matter of,  do your breasts bounce jiggle cause pain or present discomfort? Are they sensitive to where shirts and such cause irritation or sense of sensitivity that causes consistent awareness of being rubbed or touched? Do they if none of the above simply just bother you in other ways that touch on areas more than just aesthetically? If you don’t want to spend 5-7k and pay for a surgeons kids new PlayStation or their next vacation while you sit in debt trying to pay it off just so a stranger doesn’t look at you for two seconds and forgets you in one then get a sports bra. It will compress without choking the life out of you like a compression vest would. If they bounce jiggle hurt or cause discomfort then I would be in agreement with others and shop for a few bras. If insecure in doing so go to a Walmart when they open and it’s fairly dead and onto the bra aisle grab a few and go to the fitting room. Rarely is there an attendant and you can take all the time in the world to try em on and take a common style shirt you wear so you can see how it may look in other shirts as well. 

In appearance I’d say based on images yes it looks like genuine gynecomastia. Do you need a bra? That is entirely subjective and of preference and only you can tell if you may benefit from one. But that wasn’t your question or what you were underlying asking and I’m sorry so many here always tell people like yourself you need or should get a bra. 

Offline taxmapper

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Here’s where I take a left turn. Too many here will say even if there’s a fraction of growth that yup you have t**ts get a bra. For me it’s a matter of,  do your breasts bounce jiggle cause pain or present discomfort? Are they sensitive to where shirts and such cause irritation or sense of sensitivity that causes consistent awareness of being rubbed or touched? Do they if none of the above simply just bother you in other ways that touch on areas more than just aesthetically? 
I have to agree with this. 


My breasts are still quite small in comparison but growing. I can feel that growth daily, from the odd pop-rock sensation to some level pushing sensation I know that mine will get larger. 

Mine have started to bounce to the point of real pain. I have chickens and had to chase them around the other day with a goodly amount of sharp downward pulling that felt like someone ripping my skin off. 

If they have no feeling of pain, then it would be more of aesthetics as mentioned. That's your choice. 

IMO you do have breasts growing and will probably continue to grow. 
You also have a larger overall area of shape that I see that may or may not continue to grow larger. of that only god knows.  But if pain does in fact start to set in ESPECIALLY with any amount of growth, then a bra may in fact be in order. 

But again its your choice and only you can choose to wear or not. 


 

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