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What type of garment do you wear normally/the most to ether hide and or enhance?

gynecomastia vest
2 (15.4%)
compression shirt
4 (30.8%)
nothing
3 (23.1%)
sports bras
1 (7.7%)
other typical bras
3 (23.1%)
other
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 11

Voting closed: September 12, 2008, 12:48:21 AM

The garment question.

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Re: The garment question.
« Reply #45 on: April 09, 2019, 01:37:11 AM »
I have been losing a pound  month for the last year but it has not affected my band size or cup size. My doctor says that with the edications I am on I should be gaining weight but I am not and he has no idea why.
If you got them flaunt them.  We all wear bras so wear what you like and to hell with the rest.

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Re: The garment question.
« Reply #46 on: April 09, 2019, 07:07:18 AM »
I have had ultrasounds so I know that I don't have any more tissue than a normal woman does. I believe that the issue is, we lose the the fat everywhere else first and the breast area is the last place we do loose it.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, then loved for who I'm not!

I am who I am,  and I'm not going to change to please anyone!

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Re: The garment question.
« Reply #47 on: April 09, 2019, 09:32:03 AM »
I have had ultrasounds so I know that I don't have any more tissue than a normal woman does. I believe that the issue is, we lose the the fat everywhere else first and the breast area is the last place we do loose it.
I believe that is because of the estrogen that caused the breast growth to start with for many of us. We may be male and our bodies act in a male fashion on many bodily issues but on the subject of fat distribution, particularly in the chest area, I believe it reacts more like female fat distribution influenced by the amount of estrogen in our body. Those of us who have a more radical ratio of estrogen to testosterone have a greater chance of our breasts reacting to fat storage similar to women. I can see that in my own body as I have lost 70 lbs and have only lost 2 cup sizes and still am in the DD to DDD cup range while droping to 36 to 38 bands from 44 bands. While my statistical chances of breast cancer is 100 times less than a women's, pretty much every thing else about my breasts seems to track as if I were a woman. 

Re: The garment question.
« Reply #48 on: April 09, 2019, 01:35:50 PM »
Also there are Estrogen like Chemicals all around us. My next door Neighbor and several homes on my street regularly have their lawns sprayed to kill weeds and moss that is natural in our damp area. I wonder what these chemicals are to the infant and toddler boys on my street....

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Re: The garment question.
« Reply #49 on: April 10, 2019, 08:36:03 AM »
I have had ultrasounds so I know that I don't have any more tissue than a normal woman does. I believe that the issue is, we lose the the fat everywhere else first and the breast area is the last place we do loose it.
I believe that is because of the estrogen that caused the breast growth to start with for many of us. We may be male and our bodies act in a male fashion on many bodily issues but on the subject of fat distribution, particularly in the chest area, I believe it reacts more like female fat distribution influenced by the amount of estrogen in our body. Those of us who have a more radical ratio of estrogen to testosterone have a greater chance of our breasts reacting to fat storage similar to women. I can see that in my own body as I have lost 70 lbs and have only lost 2 cup sizes and still am in the DD to DDD cup range while droping to 36 to 38 bands from 44 bands. While my statistical chances of breast cancer is 100 times less than a women's, pretty much every thing else about my breasts seems to track as if I were a woman.
I believe that you are hitting the nail on the head there Johndoe1! Given that my testosterone is darn near zero or the same as what ever a woman makes as neither I or a woman has testicles, and I am sure that my estrogen levels are very high! It has been years since my estrogen level has been checked, but I have no doubt that it has not gone down.

Re: The garment question.
« Reply #50 on: April 10, 2019, 09:29:34 AM »
I know that my ratio of estrogen vs testosterone is moving more towards estrogen even though my testosterone is higher than the estrogen, but I still see the feminization of certain parts of my body. Chest area in particular with not only the breasts but a general thinning to no hair over large parts of my body that in my younger days were pretty furry. My last hormone panel showed my T level half of the normal level which is down from the last panel, while my E level was considerably above over the max range of a male. So while any physical feminization I may have would be considered mild at best, medically, it's still there and is ongoing and is affecting me.

I still have no feminine desires or wishes to be female, I do have feminine traits, physical and emotional that I can't deny. I firmly believe they are estrogen based. Body chemistry is something hard to fight even though I still am wired male and have no desire to be identified as female. I just now see myself as a guy with boobs and not much else. And I am sorry to say it took years for me to see it through the fear of "becoming a woman." The fear is the worst part of having gynecomastia, not the breast tissue or the wearing of bras.

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Re: The garment question.
« Reply #51 on: April 11, 2019, 07:02:23 AM »
I'm in the same boat Johndoe1! Even though I have lost my testicles way back in 94/95, and my testosterone has a level no higher than a woman,  my breast size are larger than many women,  I don't have any feminine desires, feel feminine,  think that way nor whould I want too!

I'm also sure that my wife is happy that I don't either, lol!

Re: The garment question.
« Reply #52 on: April 11, 2019, 08:04:37 AM »
My doctor did consider putting me on HRT to boost the testosterone, but her concern was that the level of HRT needed would exasperate the gynecomastia since a lot of that testosterone would be converted to estrogen driving the estrogen level higher and causing more feminizing of features such as breast growth above what I already have and fat deposits more female like on the hips more than what I have. Since my breasts are the only thing that is readily noticed as feminine, since I have no desire to transition or identify as female, she decided that it would be better to let things take their natural course since there is no real pressing medical reason to do it. The old doctors creed, do no harm.

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Re: The garment question.
« Reply #53 on: April 14, 2019, 06:11:47 AM »
My endrocinologist cut me free when my levels returned to normal.  I guess there is no more breast growth for me.

Re: The garment question.
« Reply #54 on: April 14, 2019, 08:01:18 AM »
My endrocinologist cut me free when my levels returned to normal.  I guess there is no more breast growth for me.
While that news isn't maybe what you hoped for (more breast growth), it at least signals no other heath issues. That is a big plus in my book. Congrats on your health!

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Re: The garment question.
« Reply #55 on: April 14, 2019, 10:54:20 AM »
My endrocinologist cut me free when my levels returned to normal.  I guess there is no more breast growth for me.
While that news isn't maybe what you hoped for (more breast growth), it at least signals no other heath issues. That is a big plus in my book. Congrats on your health!
I have to second Johndoe1 on this one! The last thing you what to hear is that you need to go on a diabetic med or worse yet a heart med!

Congratulations on the good check up Chief!

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Re: The garment question.
« Reply #56 on: Yesterday at 02:40:59 AM »
Sorry shipmate but I am already on Xarelto and some other blood thinner but no diabetic meds.  Just about a dozen others thought, like Gabapentin  And a list to long for this site. LOL

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Re: The garment question.
« Reply #57 on: Yesterday at 07:18:59 AM »
Sorry shipmate but I am already on Xarelto and some other blood thinner but no diabetic meds.  Just about a dozen others thought, like Gabapentin  And a list to long for this site. LOL
I'm also sorry to hear that as well! Gabapentin did nothing for me so I'm on the real stuff, Pregabalin (Lerika)! No cholesterol or heart medicine, but of course I have my insulin! And I also have other shit to deal with my neuropathy pain!


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