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« on: May 09, 2019, 03:30:41 AM »
I saw my GP last month who took a history, did a breast exam and ordered full hormone screen blood tests. All came back well within the normal ranges but is making referral to Endocrinologist in any case as it seems to be recent onset. (Likely to be a couple of months here in the UK.) Reading around a lot of guidelines indicate that testicles should be checked, but GP didn't do so.
My thoughts are that if there was something wrong with the testicles that it would show up in the hormone readings and that there's not an urgent need to check them: I can do so with the consultant in due course. If I didn't have some breast enlargement I wouldn't otherwise be concerned. Does that sound fair or should I go back to my GP sooner rather than later?

(Age 52, 5ft6, 142lbs, healthy. Recently noticed 32C. Uncomfortable but not painful. Not likely to head down surgery route.)

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Re: Physical exam
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 08:32:09 PM »
New onset gynecomastia at age 52 is generally caused by excess weight (fat), side effects of medication, or possibly from an underlying condition. Testicular exam should be done to be sure there are in fact two present and they are normal.
Dr. Schuster
Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery Northwest Hospital
Private practice in Baltimore, Maryland
10807 Falls Road
Lutherville, Maryland 21093
410-902-9800
email: [email protected]
website: www.CosmeticSurgeryBaltimore.com

Re: Physical exam
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2019, 04:02:29 AM »
Quote from: Dr. Schuster link=topic=35325.msg216529#msg216529 date=1557966729
New onset gynecomastia at age 52 is generally caused by excess weight (fat), side effects of medication, or possibly from an underlying condition. Testicular exam should be done to be sure there are in fact two present and they are normal.
Thanks. I'll get them checked as I'm not on any meds. Be interesting to know if fat is often the cause even in "normal" BMI range (Mine is 22.7.)



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