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What age were you when you first discovered your chest/nipples growing?

pre 10
32 (10.2%)
10-13
174 (55.2%)
14-17
59 (18.7%)
18-22
16 (5.1%)
22-30
9 (2.9%)
30+
25 (7.9%)

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Age of Onset

Offline Merle

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Age of Onset
« on: October 27, 2007, 05:41:22 am »
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Re: Age of Onset
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2008, 05:03:26 am »
I noticed my gyne when I was about 14. Actually it was pointed out to me by a group of laughing guys. Needless to say it bothered me during my teenage years and through my 20's. I finally had the surgery at 29 (01-10-08).

Until I was about 27 I thought I was alone in this struggle. I LOVE this web site, and I hope younger guys with gyne find it so they will not feel like they are the lone freak like many of us did/do.

Here's my doc's web page: drmoliver.com

Re: Age of Onset
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2008, 05:56:14 am »
I noticed it around 11 years old. I was visiting my grandparents in Port Charolette FLA. My brother and I were swimming in her neighbors pool when they both started making fun of me and telling me I needed a bra.

Offline Grandpa Bambu

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Re: Age of Onset
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2008, 11:06:32 pm »
I was about 10-11 years old when I first noticed my Gyne...  Two girls were giggling at me in Phys. Ed.  Most embarrassing!   :-[

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Offline headheldhigh01

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Re: Age of Onset
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2008, 05:37:11 am »
13-14 or so, suddenly noticed something under the skin that shouldn't be there.  think it was fast, too.  high school is the wrong time to get it. 
* a man is more than a body will ever tell
* if it screws up your life the same, is there really any such thing as "mild" gyne?

Offline Grandpa Bambu

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Re: Age of Onset
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2008, 04:25:54 pm »
13-14 or so, high school is the wrong time to get it. 

You are right there my friend!

A teen has enough issues to contend with, let alone the burden of Gynecomastia...   :-\

It can make a teens life a living hell...

GB

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Re: Age of Onset
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2008, 11:36:51 pm »
defiently agree mine was pointed out too me when i was around 13 in school later relising when i was 17 it was gyne.. and now im 19 and hope to get op within next two months

Re: Age of Onset
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2008, 05:23:45 pm »
I was about 12 or 13 when it started.  When I went shopping for a sport jacket, the salesman smirked, "A bit chesty, huh?"  Later, when I was in high school, I found someone had put a bra on my locker!  And when I went to the pediatrician, he would put his hand on my shoulders and say "Just baby fat -- just wait and it will go away." And it never did disappear!

I didn't know what it was until I was much older -- they didn't have the internet at that time!

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Re: Age of Onset
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2008, 09:17:11 am »
I had slight puffy nips during puberty around age 16...I thought I had breast cancer or something when I felt the lumps underneath.  My dad took me to the doctor who said it was nothing to worry about.  It went away then returned much worse at about age 21/22 when i put on a lot of weight from lifting weights and eating copious amounts of food in an attempt to "bulk up".
Surgery done 18th March 2008

Re: Age of Onset
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2008, 10:40:55 pm »
I can remember noticing something when I was about 12/13, but didn't think much of it. Then one of my mates took the piss in PE and that was me conscious of it for the rest of school. I was into swimming when I was younger (and pretty good at it too), and the gyne just put me right of it. I wish I had got the nerve up to talk about it with my parents when I was a lot younger, but I am glad it is all behind me now. I'm only 23 and can get the feck on with things. Anyone thinking of surgery, get to a doctor and suss out your options. Surgery was one of the best decisions I made. This board helped a lot too.
Surgery 2nd April with Dr. Benito.

Offline CodySockeye

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Re: Age of Onset
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2008, 05:08:12 pm »
Good poll! I was about 8 years old, and I was swimming with a friend of mine. I got out of the pool, and he just stared at me. So I say "what?" and he's like "man you have big boobs!" haha that was it for me. Then, at age 10, I went to the beach with the neighbor girl, and she was just quietly laughing to herself. I said "What's so funny?" and she replied "You have big nipples". Wow, right? And that's not even the end of it. On a hot day hangin with some of my friends at age 10, I decided to take my shirt off. Then, one kid started laughing hysterically and started shouting "FAT TITTIES!" And the last incident I remember which was the final nail in the coffin, I was at the water park, and some guy about 18 that i didnt even know yelled "I like your boobs!"

People can be so cruel, and I probably wouldn't feel so self conscious about my chest if it weren't for these remarks that lie so prominently in my mind to this day. About 8 years old was when I first noticed something was different with me, though... All because of these mean people =/

Re: Age of Onset
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2008, 06:19:36 pm »
there's actually two things to consider in regards to the question posted, 1. how old was i when i had gynecomastia physically 2. how old was i when i gave a damn about it .. with #1. i was actually about 10 - 12 years old, can't really tell, all i know was that i became overweight at that time and and along came the "MB's". 
#2. i lost alost of weight at 16, went from 178-132lbs, overall i looked good, never worried about it.  i did notice that i had retained residual fat around the chest and was abit self conscious when it comes to taking my shirt off.  it wasn't bad at all ...then at 21 i started to gain weight again gradually and went back to the 180's lbs by 27 years old.  the "MB's" were back and even worse, some people commented and that's when it hit me.. i lost weight again and dropped back to 132lbs at 28..overall i look and feel great but the "MB's" are still there, seems like i have a tendency to retain fat in that area and that surgery is my only way out..

Offline aav

Re: Age of Onset
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2008, 03:29:33 pm »
About 10 years old   My cousins laughed even my father told me I need a bra always wore big shirts and walked hunched to hide it
I'm 47 now and am considering surgery  Did not even know about it until a few years ago   Glad to find this site

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Re: Age of Onset
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2008, 05:02:52 pm »
About 10 years old   My cousins laughed even my father told me I need a bra always wore big shirts and walked hunched to hide it
I'm 47 now and am considering surgery  Did not even know about it until a few years ago   Glad to find this site

Your DAD made fun of you?! How awful!

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Re: Age of Onset
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2008, 05:47:46 pm »
People can be so cruel, and I probably wouldn't feel so self conscious about my chest if it weren't for these remarks that lie so prominently in my mind to this day.

Exactly! It's not the Gynecomastia that bothers us, it's the pointing, staring, giggling, smirking, lauging and cruel comments that we despise.

GB 


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