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Do I have gynecomastia or pseudogynecomastia?

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Do I have gynecomastia or pseudogynecomastia?
« on: October 13, 2017, 01:22:31 AM »
[font="Open Sans", "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Hi doctor.Im suffering from this man boobs problem for around 2 years. Im not sure whether this is gynecomastia or pseudogynecomastia. Im going to gym for 2 weeks.Can this problem be cured by working out? or does this problem needs surgeory?[/font][/color]

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Re: Do I have gynecomastia or pseudogynecomastia?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2017, 10:05:06 AM »
It does appear that you do have gynecomastia, particularly on the 3/4 view.  If you have had it for two years, then it is unlikely to disappear spontaneously.  If you think you can work it off by increasing your exercise and watching your diet, then do so -- give it a year and then take another look.  You will likely be disappointed.

Surgery, on the other hand, can specifically target the excess tissues and remove them.  If you opt for surgery, then take your time and choose a surgeon who is expert in this procedure, even it means traveling for such expertise.

I have written on gyne vs pseudo-gyne on this forum.  Suggest you read it:  https://ww w.gynecomastia.org/smf/

Dr Jacobs
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Re: Do I have gynecomastia or pseudogynecomastia?
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 03:59:33 PM »
A component of the tissue in your breast is fat or adipose tissue while a component is glandular or breast tissue. Based on your photos I suspect the majority of what you have is glandular tissue which will not improve with exercise.
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Re: Do I have gynecomastia or pseudogynecomastia?
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2017, 08:51:28 PM »
I agree with Drs. Jacobs and Pensler
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