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General => Gynecomastia Talk => Topic started by: Ciaran1986 on August 01, 2018, 06:43:08 AM

Title: Pseudo gynecomastia or gynecomastia
Post by: Ciaran1986 on August 01, 2018, 06:43:08 AM
Hi All,

First time poster and looking if you could provide some insight into whether or not you think I have actual gynecomastia or if I just have too much body fat.

I am currently 32 years old, 90kg and 5'11" and have had excess fat on my chest since a young age, even when active in the gym, which has always bothered me.

Weighing up the options on whether or not surgery is an option for me or if I just have to target reducing my body fat percentage.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Pseudo gynecomastia or gynecomastia
Post by: Fades1 on August 01, 2018, 02:13:29 PM
I'm not a medical professional but to me this looks like gynecomastia. Do you feel a mass behind your nipples?
Title: Re: Pseudo gynecomastia or gynecomastia
Post by: Ciaran1986 on August 03, 2018, 09:39:46 AM
Hi,
Thank you for the response. I believe I feel a mass but not to sure if I'm imagining things and its just dense fat or if it is really there. 
I think I will organize a consultation to finally get an answer
Title: Re: Pseudo gynecomastia or gynecomastia
Post by: Fades1 on August 07, 2018, 11:24:34 AM
Good luck with the consult! For me I would feel parts that had fat (jelly like) and then I can feel the gland (bumpy harder parts). It's a bit hard to explain, but I could feel it when I put both my index & middle finger onto my chest, then alternate pushing onto my chest with these fingers. I could then feel the contrast between gland & fat. Everyone's different though as it sounds like yours isn't as obvious to the touch.
Title: Re: Pseudo gynecomastia or gynecomastia
Post by: Dr. Elliot Jacobs on August 08, 2018, 01:53:33 PM
Yes, you do have gynecomastia, which is defined as "any excessive tissue (fat, gland or most often both) on a male chest.  You can find a more detailed discussion on this website under Supporting Doctors/Patient Galleries.  Look for my description titled "Is it fat or breast tissue?"

Dr Jacobs
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