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Prolactin-Related Gyno

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Prolactin-Related Gyno
« on: May 22, 2011, 04:08:18 PM »
My Story:
-Gyno for about 5 years; puffy nipples and excess tissue
-17 Year Old Male; Seems Like I'm Done w/ Puberty
-5'7'' 162 lbs.; 19-20% Body Fat
-Exercise Regularly (Running & Lifting Weights)
-Blood Test Results Showed: High Levels of Prolactin, Low Levels of FSH
-Been on Bromocriptine for a month and a half; no signs of improvement

Question:
My doctor said that using Bromocriptine will make my gyno go away because my prolactin levels would decrease, and my testosterone levels would increase w/in 3 months. Is this true? Should I really expect my gyno to go away with continued use of this medication?


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Re: Prolactin-Related Gyno
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011, 07:25:32 PM »
The gynecomastia that occurs during puberty typically resolves in 95% of individuals, so yes, your condition may resolve over time.  You need to be patient.  Also, before you have any surgery, you need to be sure that your hormonal issues are resolved and stable, otherwise, you'll be setting yourself up for recurrence.  I hope that your doctor is determining the reason for your imbalance. 

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Re: Prolactin-Related Gyno
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2011, 10:34:01 PM »
My Story:
-Gyno for about 5 years; puffy nipples and excess tissue
-17 Year Old Male; Seems Like I'm Done w/ Puberty
-5'7'' 162 lbs.; 19-20% Body Fat
-Exercise Regularly (Running & Lifting Weights)
-Blood Test Results Showed: High Levels of Prolactin, Low Levels of FSH
-Been on Bromocriptine for a month and a half; no signs of improvement

Question:
My doctor said that using Bromocriptine will make my gyno go away because my prolactin levels would decrease, and my testosterone levels would increase w/in 3 months. Is this true? Should I really expect my gyno to go away with continued use of this medication?


When the hormone axis is out of balance, it can take some time for the body to respond. Not only do the hormone levels need to normalize, you then need the glandular swelling to resolve. Patience is usually key. When stimulation ends, so often does the sensitivity and tenderness. If the glandular tissue is still uncomfortable to pressure pinch, then there is still an imbalance in progress. It was for issues like this I took the time to demonstrate the effectiveness of body shaping compression garments as a temporary contouring option until tissues stabilize. When swelling resolves, it can be wonderful getting great contours without using surgery. I have seen it happen.

Once the body has stabilized, and deformity persists, then surgery may become an option.

Hope this helps,

Michael Bermant, M.D.


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