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Gynecomastia

Hi I am suffering with man boobs. I have a little bit thyroid problem n low levels of testosterone I don't know whether it is due to GYNECOMASTIA r OBESITY... I think it is due to of GYNECOMASTIA only but am not sure, because I don't have extra fat all over my body,I have only fat at chest..please suggest me
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Gynecomastia often goes away without treatment in less than two years. However, treatment may be necessary if gynecomastia doesn't improve on its own or if it causes significant pain, tenderness or embarrassment. Medications used to treat breast cancer and other conditions, such as tamoxifen and raloxifene may be helpful for some men with gynecomastia.If you still have significant bothersome breast enlargement despite initial treatment or observation, your doctor may advise surgery. Two gynecomastia surgery options are: Liposuction. This surgery removes breast fat, but not the breast gland tissue itself. Mastectomy. This type of surgery removes the breast gland tissue. The surgery is often done endoscopically, meaning only small incisions are used.
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Chirag Jain
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Well the other problem related to testosterone needs to be addressed first and gynaecomastia if not improved by testosterone replacement needs surgical correction
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