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Breasts in men

The breasts can enlarge if you are overweight, simply because fat has settled there. They can also enlarge because the actual breast tissue is overdeveloped; this is called gynaecomastia.

To decide which it is, lie flat and grasp your ‘breast’ tightly between your thumb and forefinger. Then gradually move your finger and thumb towards the nipple. If you can feel a firm, rubbery disk-like mound of tissue which is more than 2 cm across, and which seems to be stuck to the back of the nipple and to the pink area surrounding the nipple (areola), it is likely that the breast tissue is overdeveloped. The area may feel tender. Usually both breasts are equally affected, but sometimes development of one is more obvious than the other.
 
If one breast is more enlarged than the other, ask your doctor to check it; breast cancer is rare in men, but it can occur. If there is no distinct mound of tissue under the nipple, it may simply be that you are too fat.

How breasts develop

Even a newborn baby has some basic breast tissue, which started to develop when it was a 6-week-old fetus. Before puberty, the breasts are the same in girls and boys. They consist of tiny branching tubes embedded in packing tissue. The glands for making milk have not yet formed.
 
At puberty, hormone levels start to rise. In females, the main hormone is oestrogen (the ‘female hormone’). Oestrogen makes the tubes thicken, lengthen and become more branched, and also stimulates the development of glandular lobules.
 
In men, the main sexual hormone is testosterone. This is made mainly in the testicles. The level of testosterone rises at puberty to 30 times the level it was previously. Men normally also have a small amount of oestrogen; at puberty, it rises to only three times the level it was before. This often makes the breast tissue grow slightly in teenage boys (see below), but eventually the high levels of testosterone take over completely and prevent the oestrogen having any further effect on the breast. Therefore glandular lobules do not form in men. Instead, the breasts flatten out, and remain as a collection of tubes in packing tissue, just as they were before puberty.

Breast growth in teenage boys

Teenage boys sometimes notice that their breasts are enlarging and/or are tender. This is nothing to worry about, and happens to about half of all boys at some time. It does not mean you are changing sex! It can start anytime after the age of about 10, and the breasts may be quite large by the age of 13 or 14. In the mid-to-late teens, they start to become smaller again, and will usually have flattened out by age 18 or 19.
 
Results of some surveys of breast enlargement in normal teenage boys
Normal teenage boys examined Those with breast enlargement
1865 American scouts, aged 10-16 39%
993 Turkish schoolboys, aged 9-17 7%
29 American schoolboys, at puberty 69%
681 Italian schoolboys, aged 11-14 33%
135 Swiss youths, aged 81/2-171/2 22%
377 American schoolboys, aged 10-15 49%
   
Source: New England Journal of Medicine 1993;328:490-5
 
Why it happens. At puberty, the testosterone level does not rise steadily. Over the first few teenage years, it continually fluctuates wildly and, on some days, the level will dip quite low. These dips in testosterone allow the small amount of oestrogen that circulates in the blood of all men, to have an effect on the breast. This stimulates the growth of the packing tissue and tubes, so that the breasts enlarge. In men over about 15 years of age, the testosterone settles at a more steady, high level. This prevents the oestrogen from having an effect any longer, and the breast tissue usually starts to shrink.
 
What if the breasts remain enlarged? In only a few men, the breasts remain enlarged at the end of the teen years. This is not usually because there is anything wrong with the male hormones, but because the enlarged breast tissue has remained hypersensitive to the tiny normal amounts of oestrogen, or else is not responsive to the ‘shutting down’ effect of testosterone. Occasionally, a rare medical condition may be responsible, so consult your doctor to check your hormone levels. If everything is normal (which it usually is) a surgeon can remove the excess breast tissue.

Breast enlargement in men

It seems that breast tissue is very sensitive to the balance between oestrogen and testosterone in the blood. If there is either a fall in the testosterone level or a rise in the oestrogen level, the breasts will be stimulated to grow.
 
Obesity is a common cause. If you are overweight, the breasts will of course be larger because they are more fatty. In addition, fat produces oestrogen which stimulates breast development.
 
Medications are the other most likely reason. Some drugs have an oestrogen-like effect on the breast, and some block the effect of testosterone. Oestrogens are easily absorbed through the skin; men have developed breasts after using anti-balding scalp creams containing oestrogen, and even by absorption through the skin of the penis from a partner using a vaginal oestrogen cream.

Drugs that can cause breast enlargement in men
Hormones
  • Oestrogen
  • Body-building steroids 
Psychiatric drugs
  • Phenothiazines (such as chlorpromazine)
  • Tricyclic antidepressants (such as amitriptyline)
  • Benzodiazepines (such as diazepam)
  • Opiates
 Drugs for hypertension or heart problems
  • Calcium-channel blockers (such as nifedipine, verapamil)
  • ACE inhibitors (such as captopril, enalapril)
  • Digoxin
  • Amiodarone
  • Spironolactone
  • Methyldopa

Drug misuse

  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Heroin, methadone
  • Amphetamines
Drugs for duodenal ulcer
  • Omeprazole
  • Cimetidine
  • Ranitidine

Antibiotics and antifungal drugs

  • Isoniazid
  • Metronidazole
  • Ketoconazole
 
Alcohol abuse upsets both sides of the oestrogen–testosterone balance. It stimulates the liver to clear testosterone from the blood, so testosterone levels fall. It probably also reduces the ability of the liver to break down oestrogens, so levels rise. Fortunately, the liver can often recover if alcohol intake is reduced.
 
Tumours are a rare cause of breast enlargement. Breast cancer can occur in the male breast, but is usually on one side only. Tumours in other parts of the body can sometimes produce hormones that make the breasts grow and may also cause erection problems and/or oozing of milk from the breast. If you have these symptoms, it is essential that you see your doctor straight away.

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer can occur in men. It kills about half the men who get it, whereas only about one-quarter of women with breast cancer die from the disease. This difference is because men with breast cancer do not go to their doctor early enough. Therefore men are dying from breast cancer because:
  • they did not know about the disease
  • they were too embarrassed to seek help.
And by the time they get treatment, the cancer has spread. This is a shame, because breast cancer is just as treatable in men as in women if it is found early enough. So if you have the slightest worry that you might have a lump in your breast, see your doctor straight away so that you can have tests and treatment if necessary. Other signs of breast cancer include a sore or rash on the nipple, discharge from the nipple, the nipple turning in, or a change in shape of the breast.

If you are a woman reading this, try to educate the men in your life about male breast cancer.
 
Old age. It is natural for men’s breasts to enlarge in old age. This often seems to happen over a few months, after which no further enlargement occurs. The reason is partly that less testosterone is produced in old age. Also, in old age, the body often contains a higher proportion of fat, which produces oestrogens. In about 50% of people, the breasts will become smaller again in time.

What your doctor can do about breast enlargement in men

See your doctor if you think your breasts are enlarging, even if you have worked out the most likely cause. Your doctor will be able to:
  • check whether the actual glandular breast tissue is overdeveloped, or whether the enlargement is simply fat
  • check your testicles (because they make most of the testosterone)
  • decide whether any drugs are likely to be responsible
  • do blood tests to measure various hormones, including testosterone.

The treatment will depend on the reason for the growth. It may simply be a matter of losing weight or cutting down your alcohol intake. If the problem is a low testosterone level, testosterone can be given by injection or as a patch. Tamoxifen – a drug that interferes with the action of oestrogen – is used by some specialists to reduce gynaecomastia. Another possibility is danazol, a drug that promotes the effect of testosterone. Danazol can have troublesome side effects, such as weight gain, acne, muscle cramps and nausea.

The excess breast tissue can also be removed by surgery.

For further straight-talking discussion of male breast enlargement click on  Dr Phil's video below.

Written by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Edited by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Last updated: Thursday, September 6th 2012

 

Find out more from GP and broadcaster Dr Phil Hammond about the causes of enlarged breasts in boys and men, and what you can do if they are causing you pain or discomfort, in his video on male breast enlargement.

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Posted by Optional on 17/03/2014 at 02:52

had cancer was on opiates, benz, went to new doctor and was told to by a bra . my musual gave out some but had good pecs. really didn't need that coment from doc 2, cant take shirt off ever since.

Posted by Prakash bhattarai on 02/02/2014 at 06:06

Heloo doctor .. It's me prakash from Nepal right now in Teharan Iran. Actually I have chest problem from my chaildhood. My right chest is bigger then left it's bone is so big it's sowing outside some time it's more paining.. I go to hospital in Nepal,India and Iran also they say no problem at all but it's paining some time so I am really worried. Actually my parents also didn't know that I was born like this or not. Do you have any Idia about like this problem.. Plz suggest me some idea because I really worried...

Posted by Optional on 05/01/2014 at 08:49

Dr.i have a problem.my breasts developed like that of a girl of 19-20 years. now what ca i do to make breasts to be like those of other men.Because i feel a shamed, i can not even pray football/remove the shirt before my friends Thanks

Posted by hamza on 10/12/2013 at 03:11

sir i am 19 years old can you tell me about my normal chest size my weight is 50kg and height is 5,6 inches.

Posted by Optional on 30/10/2013 at 09:32

hi i am 32 years old man .i am under weight but still i feel some change in my chest from last two years . it is enlarge than a normal chest as it was earlier . what to do is there any solution

Posted by Optional on 12/08/2013 at 12:08

Hi my breast has been enlarged on the left side for since I can remember I am 23 and often get an ache in my testicles I went to the doctors and he said it could be an infection but nothing seems to of cleared it please help???

Posted by Optional on 31/07/2013 at 09:37

I just stopped taking amiodarone last week. Was taking 400mg a day. My breasts started growing after about 3 weeks after starting the amiodarone. Am 44 b now. I told my cardiologist and he said it was caused by my weight. I am 5' 11" and weight 220 lb. I reminded him that when I had my first a-fib/flutter incident I was about 260 lb, and they were smaller then, and went away after I lost 40lb. He didn't have any reply, but tried to ignore the possibility that the amiodarone caused my breasts to grow. Amiodarone has a average half life of 58 days, so it will take almost 6 months for it to be out of my system.

Posted by d_carlos on 10/07/2013 at 10:03

I am Male 28 years of age I have breast shaped chest. Its impacting my self esteem so badly. I realized it since my teenage.But now they are developing more and more. I am completely frustrated. Have spent lot of time in GYM its getting worse day by day. Please help me, how can I get rid of it.

Posted by Sani on 21/06/2013 at 08:36

Hey all, Am 26 yr old male bt am facing d problm of over growth of chest which make others feel lik itzz breast.Am frustrated by dis.I had weight of 82 with height 5.7" and I have reduced to 70 Kilos.Bt thn too there is no change in my breast.Please suggest me hw can I reduce it..I am an athlete lik to participate in all the games whether i know or nt bt unable to participate due to this.I lost many oppurtunities... PLEZZZ HELP ME OUT...

Posted by Optional on 20/06/2013 at 03:05

a boy pinched on my chest my chest is growing like a girl. my nipple is came big than bigger.but now i will go to my doctor this web site helped me go give power to fite with my scare.thanku

Posted by Optional on 14/06/2013 at 12:09

Thanks for the info it was a badly needed one. Cos am 25 and i still got puffy nipples and taking off my shirt has been my nightmare all life long

Posted by jhon on 06/05/2013 at 05:11

i am 13 year old boy in my chest there is a stone like object is this cancer or other desies please please suggest an way to end this problem i am shame full to took my shirt off please suggest a medicine to end this

Posted by housewife on 02/05/2013 at 04:43

my husband has a problem with his breast, one is larger than the other...he sometimes felt it painful...what was that??

Posted by Deep on 29/04/2013 at 09:52

There are lumbs in my nipple since last 14 yrs and i want to remove them by opration kindly suggest a doctor in mumbai and opration cost also.

Posted by Optional on 22/04/2013 at 02:32

Umm ive had a quarter size thing under my breasts it dont hurt unless u push on it not much bother just get worried every once in awhile it really stresses me out messing with it

Posted by Optiona on 19/04/2013 at 02:44

I have this issue and I'm 13 I know it's not because of overweight because I'm only 90 something ponds but I'm wondering what the white stuff is that comes out and is it bad to squeeze it

Posted by Optional on 17/04/2013 at 07:05

I have large breasts from the age of 10. They have grown in size during the puberty years.I am sure that it is a case of gynecomastia.But when I wake up in the morning and at some random time my chest becomes normal and looks like a proper male chest.Is this normal ? What can be the cause of it? Also when I touch my nipples it appears that there is a hollow cavity beneath it, is it normal too?

Posted by Optional on 13/04/2013 at 12:44

It's very hard to remove I've tried everything

Posted by Optional on 23/03/2013 at 06:30

is there a medicine to cure it?

Posted by David on 20/03/2013 at 08:42

I ahve big boobs and i am produ of them though iwas initially shy especially in highschool. Nowdays i dont mind tight tshirts

Posted by Rombo Dear on 15/03/2013 at 02:42

Can i reduce it by going to a gym

Posted by Optional on 11/03/2013 at 10:06

one of my breasts is a lot larger than the other. it is very sensitive and looks stupid.

Posted by Optional on 03/03/2013 at 09:59

I'm 43years old and i have male bobs, how can i remove it.?please helpe me.

Posted by Optional on 01/03/2013 at 07:42

i have something like stone inside my breast and it is paining me and making me shame because i can not remove my cloth. When i am with my friend.but i have an average body wheight.pls help

Posted by Optional on 22/02/2013 at 03:40

i am only 17 years old but i have breast which i felt ashame so i wont go to any two or more day trip with my frnds so pls help me to find any means to reduce it

Posted by santhosh on 08/02/2013 at 07:04

Ihave something like stone inside my breast and it is paining me and making me shame because i can not remove my cloth. When i am with my friend.but i have an average body wheight.pls help me

Posted by Optional on 21/01/2013 at 03:25

I am a Male 25 years of age i have a disc shaped firm lump under my right nipple , slightly sensitive, ive had it looked at by a doctor in previous years, it later disappeared, it has now returned, i spend alot of time in the gym, dont take anything other than protein shakes, not on any drugs not over weight, should i seek another opinion ?

Posted by Optional on 18/01/2013 at 02:01

Breast heavy and enlarged also sore nipple on left side has hardness under nipple and is sensitive hurts when pushed in

Posted by saviour on 10/01/2013 at 02:04

hi i am 19 years old male. breasts like thing is developed on my chest, it is very embarrasing as i couldn't wear t-shirts. please help me.

Posted by Optional on 07/01/2013 at 11:54

I have an enlargement in my breast ..and month ago I started feel a little pain in my left breast and my left shoulder what is that??

Posted by Jack on 27/12/2012 at 11:54

My "normal" male chest developed to be breasts over a period of about six months. I have some discomfort which is resolved by wearing a bra. I never have had negative feelings about having breasts, and I don't go out of my way to hide them either. In a way, I am glad to have them. It seems they have not stopped developing and will be interesting to see how large they become (at present B cup). I have confirmed there are no health risks. My wife freely accepted the change and supports me.

Posted by Optionalmike aka michelle on 09/12/2012 at 02:53

i have gynecomastia and have accepted having boobs when my boobs developed from a cup to b cup i made no fuss and simply decided that since i need the same support that a woman does and the fact of the matter is that as long as i need a bra i started wearing a bramy boobs have grown even more to where i am now a full c cup when i reached a full c cup i worked up the courage to go for a bra fitting the fitter measured me and put me in a size 44c bra so today i wear a size 44c cup bra and all my bras are goddess elomi and rago i have come to accept my boobs that i would not even think of surgery to have them reduced or removed i have chosen to wear a bra i am much too big to go braless as i dont feel properly dressed when i dont have my bra on i wear my bra24/7 excecpt when taking a shower or sleeping

Posted by Optional on 26/11/2012 at 05:45

i am gay but i have large breast i am good at swimming but i doesnt swim or take of shirt due to large breast please help me

Posted by Optional on 16/11/2012 at 08:17

sore nipples because I have man boobs . I have had to use a bra to help keep them from rubbing since my boobs stick out so far and rub on my arms when I work. I have also tried a padded bra works well but Wife doesn't like me to use it but she doesn't have to live with the pain

Posted by pintu on 18/09/2012 at 09:42

Hi dear sir, My right chest is bigger then the left one...please help me out sir some time it get bigger and some time it become smaller but I think its really serious problem so please guide me sir please.... Thank you.

Posted by akhil on 17/09/2012 at 11:29

hi sir my physic is excellent and i do exercise evry day ... my body shapes evry thing is perfect except my chest , coz it looks like female breast i feel embrassed pls help me wat should i do ??

Posted by Optional on 30/08/2012 at 02:34

In recent years my chest has changed. It was never small, and my nipples were noticeable through tee shirts although they were not big. Now my nipples seem to be more responsive to stimuli and temperatures and often are erect and hard so much that they stick out even through a couple tee shirts. Also the breast area is more large. Although I have been embarrassed by this happening I am growing used to the idea and think sometimes that if my breast area keeps growing I will be happy about it. Right now my bra measurement would be 45C but I have not worn one.

Posted by needstoknow on 23/08/2012 at 07:29

So I always been on the heavier side, but never really a problem with my chest. I am 21 years old now, and I feel like my man boobs are becoming more puffier and pointier. my man boobs have become more noticeable this past year. it looks and feels like there is something extra in my man boobs. I do not know what to do other than exercise. BUT IT LOOKS LIKE IM GROWING BREASTS. Should I go see a doctor? I need some advice please.

Posted by Optional on 02/08/2012 at 02:19

I have had breasts since I was 14 years old. Always felt embarrased about them, and wore loose fitting shirts. Now I realise that I have them, and wear a bra (36B Cup) all the time and have grown to love the shape they give me. Now I am proud to show off my breasts, and often wear tight shirts in the summer. I am much happier now, proud to show off my breasts, and no loger think about what other people think of me.

Posted by OptionalLarry M. Sedberry on 22/07/2012 at 03:07

Sore, scratched, brusied nipple; need over-the-counter help if possible. thanks.

Posted by Rohit on 03/07/2012 at 07:49

Pls give sugession to remove men boobs

Posted by Optional on 21/06/2012 at 10:53

AM a male aged 50yrs since my child hood i can not remove my shirt oo change in front of anyone, my men boobs are really big even if am nude it looks like a lady's body what can i do, and waht is the side effects on gynecomastia operation. thanking you

Posted by Kelvin okeke on 25/05/2012 at 08:15

I hav something like stone inside my breast and it is paining me and making me shame because i can not remove my cloth. When i am with my friend.but i am very fat.pls help me.

Posted by akash on 07/05/2012 at 11:57

i m a boy from india age 17years..i dont want to open my shirt because of my little booms...what i do plese help me

Posted by hasan on 05/05/2012 at 12:56

my right breast is larger.a hard circle is under the breast skin border.it is swelled. something like pimples on the border of the brest. this problem occured when i was a teen. i massaged it to remove it at that time. but i m now much tense about it. i have another problem in my right tesis. please suggest me.

Posted by Optional on 07/04/2012 at 06:03

hello there. i am a gay male who has been using nipple suction cups. After frequent use I noticed that a month after using the cups, I now have firm shape discs under both nipples. They are very tender when squeezed. an often ache in the day time. I increased the size of my nipples by sucking the whole nipple/areola up into the suction cup. have I damaged the tissue under my nipple? will this go in time. at the moment it seems to be getting more tender by the day. can anybody help with this one?

Posted by Mack on 27/03/2012 at 12:46

Well i still have this problem of breast which are like my big sister evern at my age bt what kills mi is here they advise mi 2 squeeze them which is painful that am in pain bt still anything comes out please help me the pain is too much

Posted by Kaustav on 25/03/2012 at 09:28

respected sir , I am kaustav frm India I have this embarrassing problem of man boobs. my left boob is larger then the rigth one.I most of the time I keep pressing them. Does it effect if I press/squiz/or rub does it become bigger.or squzing can lead me to breast cancer. please help me. thankyou.

Posted by Roomi on 23/03/2012 at 08:38

I am suffering from this problem since my child hood even after loosing my weight and i am depressed please suggest any specialist in Pakistan or tell me what kind of specialist or doctor shall I visit

Posted by Raj on 21/03/2012 at 06:07

Can vitamin e tablets can decrease this defect of breast in men!

Posted by Anthony on 19/03/2012 at 07:53

hi im anthony and i have the teen breast hormones going on right now, but i still am worried about a couple things. im not sure if red areas around the breast are somwhat normal, because i usually get those after a shower. i also get a "twitchy" right nipple, about under my armpit, not quite sure if that is normal either. what is happening?

Posted by eddy on 07/03/2012 at 01:16

hi my name is eddy i dint have a issue with breast before i used steroids and now my nipples pain and there is a swelling inside it does not look tht big put mu nipples are tender. i do smoke and recently starting drinking but now i have decided to stop does cataflam 50mg help. Please advice

Posted by Ravi on 01/03/2012 at 04:13

I am not fat but my chest is little more enlarge than normal size. It can be normal by any natural treatment such like exersise or any halp.?plz give a answer

Posted by munna on 23/02/2012 at 06:56

my whole chest is normal but at near my nipple there is something like hard in round and its painful while i touch it..and it looks like female breast when i wear clothes. i saw it when i was in eight standard in 2004 but i never told any one any thing please help me ..i can not wear t-shrt and other fit clothes please please help me. i will always thank ful to u

Posted by Raj on 23/02/2012 at 08:04

My breast is growing i thought its just fat before bt i started going to the jym i loose all the fat bt the best is still there wht should i do?

Posted by shondhi on 23/02/2012 at 06:58

I am also suffering from this problem . it emerged when i was just 11 . I am 166cm tall . I went to gym regularly but i cannot get rid of it still now . Well it is to be mentioned that when my weight is just 58KG it looks smaller . As when my weight fluctuates it looks different on different occasions.

Posted by Optional on 22/02/2012 at 01:06

Just noticed a small ball on my upper left nipple and went to see a dr ,he said its just fat but I will like to know what caused that

Posted by Optional on 19/02/2012 at 03:56

i have small MANBOOBS, but this is due to having Klienfelters Syndrome, which means Men are "Y", Girls are "X" and I have XXY with a male body, but feel like a girl mostly.

Posted by JASEEL on 17/02/2012 at 09:19

I HAVE ENLARGE BREAST(right BREAST ONLY). THAY SOFT AND I ALWAYS FEEL PAIN. I WORRY ABOUT MY BREAST. HOW I FREE FROM THIS PROBLEM?

Posted by Optional on 15/02/2012 at 02:42

My chest had been enlarged suddenly from 4 yrs.I have consulted an endocrinologist who says that my testosterone levels were low.He gave me several injections but have stopped now as i still want a gud height...he says dat if he continues testosterone,height wud stop.....so he wants me to attain desired height nd den seek fr injections.what shud i do????

Posted by Optional on 10/02/2012 at 02:07

Hello there, do you know or any one that can do the male breast surgery or liposuction well in Uganda?

Posted by PARESH on 01/02/2012 at 01:24

I AM 21 YEARS OLD MY CHESH IS GOES ON INCREASING .CHEST SIZE 15 CM

Posted by Seupersaudl on 29/01/2012 at 01:37

i am looking forward for some kind of treatment to elevate the testosterone hormone some thing which is affordable

Posted by Ram on 26/01/2012 at 06:11

Brest &nipple size 3 inch how can reduce this size

Posted by Has on 26/01/2012 at 05:59

Hi, what is the difference in breast enlargement if man applied women bust enlargement cream and grow his breat? what are the post-health issues that may arise?

Posted by Optional on 26/01/2012 at 12:27

for natural way to eliminate moobs go to http://losemanboobs.com by cliffmanchester best and only one in world . . also take 50mg zinc tablet to reduce estrogen empty stomach at night

Posted by lebo on 24/01/2012 at 07:46

i have big nipples and it is very saw when i touch them, what can i do to make them become smaller or to just disappear????

Posted by Optional on 21/01/2012 at 05:21

If your nipples are puffy at 21 and you are a late developer,is there a chance it will go away-

Posted by Optional on 19/01/2012 at 04:47

hi,i am male and my age is 21.i developed male breast 1 year before and its start increasing.and some tome i feel pain near my nipples.plz tell me what should i do.and this condition is very embarising:(

Posted by Joe Jameson on 17/01/2012 at 03:07

Power T Shirts! They CHANGED My Life!! They look like regular t shirts but have some some type of material that flattens out your man boobs. Before I started working out, I used a “power t shirt” that looks like a regular t shirt that flattens out your chest and makes it look like you have no man boobs. They work really great. My life is so different that I even wrote the company and thanked them. The website is at http://www.chestfxstore.com if you would like to check them out. I really hope that this help you out.

Posted by Optional on 16/01/2012 at 08:51

I wish there was a natural solution to this problem. I lost 30 pounds, went from a 36 waist to a 32 waist, and yet my chest still looks like I have gynecomastia. Has anyone been able to see results by taking Tumeric supplements?

Posted by sure on 06/01/2012 at 04:23

hi my name is suresh my left chest is more big as compared to the right one so plz can u tell me that which problem is this

Posted by Optional on 04/01/2012 at 09:26

I love my enlarged breasts because I was0 born male.they developed on their own.before female hormone therapy!so not a problem to me an absolute bonus.thank you god!!!

Posted by Optional on 03/01/2012 at 07:14

im 21 n still suffering frm moobs...can you help me how can i reduce this

Posted by Optional on 01/01/2012 at 06:20

don't use perfumes aftershaves and such stuff, don't smell volatile stuff, don't drink from plastic bottles ,eat less meat and eat more greens and pulses. this will reduce oestragon and it will reduce man boobs. and never get obese, do aerobatic excercises, take what u need to increas testestorone(google for that) and you will get rid of your man boobs !

Posted by I Want My Old Body Back on 27/12/2011 at 05:48

Im A 14 year old boy and i need to be taking off my shirt alot but i dont because i have these big girl boobs on me i need help can i ttry and workout to make it look like its muscle?

Posted by Frank on 27/12/2011 at 11:16

I just discovered a lump in my left breast and it hurts when I press it. What could it be?

Posted by Anonymous on 17/12/2011 at 12:54

The one important thing this article missed at the end is to mention that it's ok to have breasts. You don't always have to do something about it. It's ok. I'm a fairly slim build, in good shape, and have 36A/B sized breasts. I've had a larger chest than most of my peers since junior high and used to be very embarrassed by it. As I've aged I've just gotten used to my chest and have accepted the fact that I have breasts. My wife just accepts that they're a part of me and it does not bother her that I began wearing exercise bras as they reduce the bounce and make running and other exercises a lot more comfortable. Be who are and make the best of it.

Posted by guy with pain in heart coz of his chest size on 06/12/2011 at 06:20

i have a chest size of a grils size n m 18...wat can i do 2 be like common men..??? doc please help me out thrw thz... i m ashamed of removng my t-shrt in frt og my family...please doc help me... height-5 feet 11 inch weight-69 kgs.. please doc help me..:((

Posted by Optional on 25/11/2011 at 08:49

my son has a lump in his nipple and he ia allways tiried we r waiting for blood tests

Posted by Extremely angry on 15/11/2011 at 01:19

I have pretty pointy nips for a man and it kind of annoying because everyone makes fun of me about it Work out every day run do pushups I have a six pack and everything but my nips are just pointy

Posted by Student on 07/11/2011 at 08:01

I have a a large flat growth on my right breast apox 3 inches in diameter. My parents are poor and I have not had access to medical treatment. It has been to years since I first noticed the growth. The growth is semi hard, flat but causes no real pain. I went to a see a doctor for the first time today. He wants to remove some of the tissue for testing. I will do this but I would like more information on how to proceed as my choices are limited and getting a good doctor may be very difficult. Thank you in advance. FYI An expat American helped me submit this post.

Posted by Ajay on 30/10/2011 at 05:25

my chest are more grown than normal. I also has only one grown testicle while the other is hidden. Although i remained good in sex, but now a days a get very less frequent erections and sex desire. Whether it is due to low testostirone level. Whether taking testosterone capsules can help.

Posted by Optional on 29/09/2011 at 10:29

Thanks first for this article. I'm facing the problem from last year. Mine is also enlarged. What should i do? Take injection for testosteron or sergury. Which is low cost? Which doctor should i appoint, endocrynology or sergury?

Posted by trying to get fit on 28/09/2011 at 07:19

My question is whether men's nipples will shrink in size as they begin to lose the fats from their breasts?

Posted by Now informed on 26/09/2011 at 06:59

This article was very helpful. I have somewhat enlarged breasts and have experienced pain in them from time to time. I also am a moderate to heavy drinker, which apparently can be a cause of this issue. I will make the lifestyle change of reducing my alcohol intake to turn this around. Strange how this kind of thing can creep up on you.

Posted by shane on 23/09/2011 at 01:57

sir,i am a male who has a problem of having breast since i was 15 and i don't know what to do.i have been hiding them for too long,now they are becoming visible when I'm wearing ti shirt.please help

Posted by YaSH on 23/09/2011 at 02:36

i m a boy and my boobs is very big ...it is really embrassing .when ever i go anywhere i always wear 2 T-SHIRT..my friends are always tease me i want to get rid from this problem without surgery

Posted by sunny on 07/09/2011 at 05:04

i become very sensitive and emotional, sometimes become to weak due to this problem.plz help me...

Posted by Optional on 31/08/2011 at 04:28

sometimes I feel embarrass to the people around me because of my large breast. I can't stop thinking about this problem that's why I can't do things that I want. now that I am in college, I am afraid to show my body to my new classmates in our swimming class. it's really embarrassing. can someone help me about this? plsss.

Posted by leon on 30/08/2011 at 07:49

Hi ive had this condition from the age of 14. I have been to doctors however i have been told it would go away with age. Its just so fustrating that it hasnt. I cant even remember swiming without a t-shirt. It sad because without you actualy realising it this condition places so many restrictions on. I just wish it would go away and dat i could live a normal live.

Posted by Optional on 27/08/2011 at 04:29

i am 24 years old. i have boobs.. i want to take care of it. cant take my t shirt off due to these boobs

Posted by Optional on 22/08/2011 at 07:07

I have the same prob now I am 23.And it's very embarrassing when I need to open my Shirt in front of my friends and i feel ashamed wearing t-shirt.please guide me & show me a path apart from surgery....plzzzzzzzzzzzz help me out..its becoming very hard for me to live with this

Posted by balvar on 18/08/2011 at 02:15

I am 54 years old male. weighing about 145 lbs.presently I am on diet,I was 175 lbs, but I have mens boobs,with nipple like breast feeding woman. even I was 15 or 18 I have the nipple.So not bigger but like round.I am lean now still I had the round nipple,I never wear T shirt or any fit shirt,I am shame about without shirt infront of my kids.... Please give me advice how to getride of embarrassing theese nipples?.... thanks.

Posted by Married 37 years on 09/08/2011 at 04:33

My husband is 67 and has been thin his whole life. Four years ago he had a aorta valve replacement (metal). He eats a low fat, heart healthy diet, exercises 1 hour every day 6 days a week and again is bone thin. He now has bigger breast than some women. He is on various medications. He is 6' and weighs 178 pounds. The reason he had to have a aorta valve replacement was he had scarlet fever at 9. He began exercising and watching his diet at age 25 when his father dropped over dead at age 44 of a heart attack. He does not smoke and drinks alcohol very rarely.

Posted by Optional on 01/08/2011 at 04:39

I am 79, male, and have pain to touch in left breast

Posted by harry on 26/07/2011 at 08:34

im 21 but my stomac n breast both are come out side.. It seems like a pragnent lady.. What to do? Pls help me

Posted by Optional on 20/07/2011 at 01:08

Thank you so much. My 13 year old so has larger than normal "breasts" we have both been very worried about this. After reading this article I feel so much better!! Thank you for writing it. Jo-Anne

Posted by Optional on 19/07/2011 at 02:09

I have a swollen area around the top of my left nipple, i have read alot of the stuff on the net about what it could be, but oddly enough, i think the red swelling part that you could see above my nipple is fading, does anybody have a clue as to what i might be dealing with.

Posted by Optional on 18/07/2011 at 07:55

25 year old male with slim body and large breast that will not go away. Any suggestion for reducing breast?

Posted by irfan on 17/07/2011 at 03:44

my chest changed to brest I want my old chest what is the exercize

Posted by noname on 10/07/2011 at 06:41

im 13 yrs old and my right nipple is hard and crusty like. it is quite big. should it get checked out.

Posted by Gokul on 06/07/2011 at 08:13

Hey guys dont worry about it..there is a non surgical cure.I had gynecomastia (severe case) since my teens.It made me feel suicidal until I met a homepath..Yes its true..I too was cynical before but the results were shown in 3 weeks itself..Dont lose hope guys! Homeopathy has a cure for gynecomastia..My manboobs have been eliminated by 70% almost.Im into the 6th month of my course..The doctor who helped me was Dr. Anil Habbu . Cheers & live shirt free

Posted by Optional on 30/06/2011 at 02:22

im 13 i havent completely passed puberty do i still have a chance of having cancer??

Posted by Optional on 19/06/2011 at 11:08

Im 15 years old. I weigh only 64kg and im 184cm tall. i have weird breasts. They seem to be big but when i squeese them or be in some cold places, then they shrink and are almost normal. They sometimes hurt. Few years ago they hurt a lot but now i dont feel them. Help me.

Posted by Optional on 25/05/2011 at 06:50

my chesu has swollen a little and if pressed it pains.what should i do?

Posted by Optional on 17/05/2011 at 04:59

I am a man an i have a big breast and i worked out alot and have diet and nothing changed... i heard that there is a machine called starvac sp2 is reducing fats by ultrasound or waves (i cant remeber)... is this machine real and did this job??... if not is there another way to get them smalled without surgery ??... thanks

Posted by Narendra on 16/05/2011 at 07:40

I have the same problem from the age of 15 & now I am 25.And it's very embarrassing when I need to open my Shirt in the front of my friends. is their any kind of work out specific for this type of problem?? please guide me & show me a path.your web site is realy very good and this article is realy helpfull.

Posted by Dee on 15/05/2011 at 04:19

I have man boobs , and it can cause me some social ,problems , if I go to the beach I do not take of my shirt in public. I used to drink quite a bit once, and trained very hard for many years. But now at my age I just accept the fact that I have boobs ''so what''. The plus side is they are very sensative and play a great part in my sex life .so I just enjoy them , and it does not cause a problem for me .

Posted by ankan on 29/04/2011 at 01:18

I am still facing this problem .And this is very embarrassing when I wear my t-shirts, my friends also keep teasing me, this started when I was 13 and now I am 18 years old but still facing the problem, it has not flattened yet!

Posted by Molvin18 on 23/04/2011 at 05:50

Im 18 years old,from s.a, i have a problem of my breast enlarging,i weigh about 60-70kg.i dont know what is the problem.it started at an early teen years,what shuld i do to remove the breast,where can i seek help as i am loosing confidence that i always hide my chest even in summer i can't wear tight t-shirts

Posted by i did on 22/04/2011 at 05:00

ok hey every one i had that problem for years , when i went to college i start body building in fact i never use suplimants , it hard and long traning but it gives good risults after 1year i got red of that problem . (3times a week +cardio ) good luck and don't loose hope try before any surgery .

Posted by sahil24 on 07/04/2011 at 02:08

hii,i m a 19 year old guy.i weight about 90kgs n 5'5..i noe i m over weight bt i just wanna get rid of dese breats as they are even bigger than that of some of ma class mates....its too embaracing for me wen my frnds squeese my breast n make of me...help me out please before i make a suicidal attempt because of it.

Posted by Optional on 06/04/2011 at 09:13

i m faty but i hv this stupid thing from 11 years ,earier they were small but now the are cerossing all limits i feel very bad about it ....... i hv a qestion is there is any exersise normal one which get rid boobs and fat,plz mention on website .

Posted by Peter on 03/04/2011 at 02:43

I have been embarrased with mens breasts from the age of seven. I am now seventy five and of course breasts are even larger and still embarrased .

Posted by lol on 15/03/2011 at 08:05

I'm male i have breast development on my left breast and the right is normal are there any factors that can keep it this way like you mentioned a hormonal thing but what about like physically being squeezed?

Posted by ... on 08/03/2011 at 04:05

I'm thin, literally not a bit of body fat on me, I'm a swimmer(I swim every day of the week), pretty ripped, lift weights a lot, eat healthy, yet my nipples protrude from my breasts. I know how to make them temporarily shrink but they still look big and weird. I'm embarrassed to take my shirt off when I REALLY don't want to be. I'd like to get surgery or something but I don't want the scars. I just wish they'd go away.

Posted by Optional on 05/03/2011 at 12:41

it is such a shame that so many people feel they have to rid themselves of manboobs when i am desperately trying to grow mine. i love them, men should learn that their own nipples can be a source of enjoyment.

Posted by Rajib saha on 04/03/2011 at 08:12

I have the same problem. This knowledge help me verymuch.

Posted by Optional on 28/02/2011 at 07:28

i have male breast since teenage and i am 187 cm tall , my weight is 78 kilo, i do swimming once a week , and have fitness exercises 3 times a week i got flat belly and tuned up muscles , what i am trying to say is , i still have this thing with my chest, i never drank or smoked then why

Posted by Optional on 12/02/2011 at 04:40

It is expected that if you are over weight that you may have man boobs some larger some not so. However I am only about 10-15lbs over weight. I have a 38inch waist but a 49inch chest, that makes me top heavy. I don not ware a bra but I do ware a tight fitting top which does give a flatter chest. I can not afford the operation but I do hope that one day I will have it. I can not tell you the names I have been called, I do not choose to have man boobs but i do.

Posted by Owen on 10/02/2011 at 11:29

I have had boobs for as long as I can remember, they have gone bigger though over the last ten yrs. I don't drink nor smoke anything, i'm not on medication so why are they so big. ok I may be a few lbs over weight but I seen bigger guys with flatter chests than me. I am thinking about surgery so have been on the net to see whats what, my partner says she likes my boobs, I shall admit though I do like them fondled and my nipples sucked during foreplay. But it's not a manly thing. I don't like the stares you get particularly in the summer when you ware less or thinner clothing. No matter what I ware it just does not hide my boobs.

Posted by Optional on 10/02/2011 at 11:11

Hi all, like Chris i have been over weight from a child. I was always active at school, I was never bullied but I too noticed that I had over developed boobs. I enjoyed sport, football and basket ball. But I always wondered why when it was shirt or skins, that I was always picked as skins. As I got older and put on more weight naturally my boobs got larger too. I heard about gynocimastia and thought that perhaps there were other reasons for my boobs. I plucked up the courage and saw my dr. he assured me that it was all fat. but with the weight came medical complications like type 2 diabetes. I too have joined a gym, never done that before but I was surprised that it was not full of guys tanked up but fat guys like me as well. I found myself looking at other guys and comparing boob size ( I am not gay ). This man boob thing is a real problem as I saw so many guys with the problem. In a strange way I felt good about myself as I was not the only guy there dealing with the issue. I met one guy and you could see that he wares a bra as you could see the outline of it. I had to ask him about it, but it took a few months, he said that he has to ware one in the gym as it hurts when he is training. Is this normal? as I do not have any pain at all.

Posted by Chris on 09/02/2011 at 11:41

I too have man boobs, I know it's because I am over weight. Most of my fat is concentrated in the upper part of my body. I did seek medical help but was told I had to loose weight before they would consider surgery. I was embarrassed when there was a lump on one nipple, I was referral to hospital, sat in a waiting room with women waiting to have a scan. It was nothing in the end. I was once told by some one that I was the Dolly Parton of man boobs. Summer is always the worse, I just don't look good in a t shirt. I have never taken my top off on the beach. I have been swimming though back home, but it can take me months to pluck up the courage. The truth is there are other over weight men there, some just as big and not so big. My breast are very noticeable and wobble as I walk. Well I'm at the gym trying to loose weight now, i do however fear what the sagging skin will look like when the weight comes off.

Posted by Optional on 09/02/2011 at 07:39

from my childhood i had a sexual urge so i used to suck my own nipples and have my friend to suck it for me,later did i realize, after turning 23 that my nipples haven't reduced, and is a big embarrasment i can't wear good tight fitting clothes,because of my enlarged nipples,please advice me something,apart from surgery.

Posted by Optional on 08/02/2011 at 10:04

i have this very embarrassing problem from last 6-7 years. my right nipple is shrinking. i am too embarrassed to talk to someone about this.can anyone help??? plz.

Posted by Alan on 05/02/2011 at 10:36

I have been over weight all my life. There were other boys at school who where fat, however, I was the only one with boobs. Presently 20.5 stones. On like others I have not tried on a bra. They are very large, I can cup each with my hand wide open. Some times though I do like to ware clothing that show the contour of my breasts. It can be stimulating. I have now noticed many more men with breasts who want to reduce them. I'm sure if I do.

Posted by nagendra on 27/01/2011 at 09:39

I was 18 in may and i have been having this developed breast problem for about 4 yrs now when i open my body my friends laugh at me because of my breasts please help if there is a drug to take to less them or if i am 19 yrs as it was written would it just less down please i would be grateful if you helped me.

Posted by peter on 27/01/2011 at 02:51

last year i had a lump in my left breast went to the doctors it was not easy for a man to go to the doctors and say i fell something in my breast. but i never gave up it turn out the i had ductal carcinoma. breast cancer. i Had surgery a mastectomy then i had to do chemotherapy. after that i had to 5 weeks of radiation therapy and for the next 5 years i will be taking tamoxifen. its a Hormonal Therapy. breast cancer is not just a womens cancer im a Man who has it. so if there a man who fells something in their breast go get it checked. we should not be embarrassed

Posted by Kparty on 18/01/2011 at 05:50

My chest is getting big. I dont knw what is this. Is this breast or any other issue. Pls help me. The doctor who is there is a lady doctor. I m getting embarrasing to telling her. Please help me.

Posted by honey on 17/01/2011 at 08:14

how do i reduce my breast enlargement? what's the treatment? i wan normal cheast like other men!

Posted by Optional on 08/01/2011 at 05:01

I'm 16 and my breast are huge! They have been for many many years. They don't seem to go down, and I'm not obese. What do I do?

Posted by Optional on 16/12/2010 at 02:32

I am no expert here, so I can't tell you what works, what doesn't work. I will just give you all a heads up on a neat little enzyme called aromatase. This little enzyme is manufactured in our bodies and converts testosterone into b-estradiol. Over time, when the bodies testosterone levels reduce, the estrogen in the body begins to rise and makes certain parts of the body grow. Places that aromatase are produced is liver, adrenals, and fat tissue. This kind of defeats the purpose, as it causes a negative feedback. The more fat tissue you have, the more aromatase is excreted, and the more estradiol is produced. If you want to lose the breast tissue, consider taking a supplement that blocks aromatase. I have lost both testicles due to a motorcycle accident, and have been taking testosterone shots, where by most of the shot is broken down by the liver, some is broken down to estradiol by the aromatase, some is excreted thru urine and feces. You may need to bump up the testosterone to over-ride the estradiol, just like going thru puberty all over again. Remember though, your body will try to reach homeostasis, which is a balance of the hormones. I have had great results in taking an aromatase inhibitor. Discuss it with your doctor, and you will be alright.

Posted by Optional on 14/12/2010 at 05:32

I have had breasts since my teens and was embarassed sometimes at taking my top off. Now I realise no-one was looking anyway. Recently I wore a borrowed bra to stop chafing nipples in very cold weather and it felt comfortable so I went and bought one 40a and wear it a lot. Some UK stores e.g. John Lewis, Debenhams will let you try in store and are helpful, M&S don'e let you try in store but are happy for you to return if unsuitable. The bra doesn't show under a jersey.

Posted by Optional on 01/12/2010 at 05:31

Has anyone been on medication that has caused these problems? This is just out of curiosity. As I have got the same problems.

Posted by Shaheed on 29/11/2010 at 07:50

That helped me. Preety much. Thnx.

Posted by James Reid on 21/11/2010 at 11:40

I had an operation on my right breast at age 29 twice for cyst formation. Right now I am bipolar and taking epival and rivotril and my left breast has become quite large and hurts on a regular basis. Go figure another operation is in sue.

Posted by Optional on 17/11/2010 at 07:39

I was 18 in may and i have been having this developed breast problem for about 4 yrs now when i open my body my friends laugh at me because of my breasts please help if there is a drug to take to less them or if i am 19 yrs as it was written would it just less down please i would be grateful if you helped me.

Posted by nick on 08/11/2010 at 04:02

how do i reduce my breast enlargement?

Posted by Optional on 06/11/2010 at 05:17

In the last 2 years, I have gone from no breasts, to a full B cup. I have been too embarrassed to tell my "female" Dr.

Posted by Optional on 25/10/2010 at 12:52

My father-in-law 95 y.o. experience breast nipple pain both side. What is the treatment for pain?

Posted by Optional on 20/10/2010 at 12:48

I had large brest since I was a child. When I ran it was very uncomfortable, teasing, taking showers at school. At 40 years old I finally had breast reduction. I am 53 yr old now. WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG!

Posted by tim on 06/10/2010 at 11:22

my left breast is getting bigger,nipple sticks out,also very painful,tender,but sometime it goes away for a wk or two,than comes back.any ideas

Posted by Optional on 24/09/2010 at 10:06

To be honest with all of you, this is shocking me. I think we have ongoing problem that doctors should take real good look at it. Something is out of balance here, eather crazy female hormons or male hormons,liver, kidneys..... Its really freaky seeing girl with flat breast and looking for implants, and in other hand seeing boy traying to get rid of the junk extra fat! That is deffinatelly abnormal, period.

Posted by Optional on 23/09/2010 at 11:01

Hi. Iam 28 years old I have fat tissue under my nipples and they look pointed. During stimulation it contracts and looks normal. But it becomes puffed up again. When ever I press it with fingers it reduces to a normal male body but after few mints it again puffed up. I have no pain in any side. I am worried becasue of it kindly suggest the mdeician.

Posted by Optional on 30/08/2010 at 01:41

my son struggle with this men breast at age 14, he tapes his breast because people r looking at him all the time what can we do

Posted by Optional on 26/08/2010 at 11:08

tells causes but not cures

Posted by Optional on 18/08/2010 at 10:54

i am 17 and have a slightly over grown breast i am about 5 foot 9 inch and weight about 73 kilo,am i having a hormonal problem or am i over weight.....u know it is quit embarising for a teenager like me....plz need ur help

Posted by John on 16/08/2010 at 07:41

I am 48, have had gynecomastia since I am 15. I am pretty fit for my age and started testosterone injections 1.5 years ago after I was diagnosed low T. My breasts have grown slightly since the injections and they look very woman like. My wife says that I actually have breasts that most women would love. I am now a 46B and wear sports bras so that I can wear shirts that fit. My beautiful wife accepts my breasts and told me no biggie and that she will still love every inch of me including my breasts. She manages my breasts for me. They have no hair anymore...LOL. I consider myself unfortunate and forutnate at the same time. I will live with my breasts and love life as anyone other man with a flat chest will. I have overcome and my breasts do not effect me psychologically anymore.

Posted by Optional on 13/08/2010 at 12:36

I just turned 17 in July and both my breasts are enlarged. I have been checked by a doctor at the age of 15 and was told that this usually goes away on it's own...so, my question is...what age should I be seen again if this hasn't gone away on it's own???(was in one breast 2 yrs ago and since then both have enlarged) ***and I am a slim 5 ft. 10 in./over weight isn't an issue.

Posted by Optional on 13/08/2010 at 12:01

I got almost what i need from your website.but i may not get the medication you recommended.

Posted by Optional on 07/08/2010 at 10:28

i have my chest like womans i go to gym regularly still my chest does not look like chest.please give me some suggestion because i am really worried a lot i am feeling like that i am abnormal,will i can recover my breast to normal chest without any surgery

Posted by Optional on 05/08/2010 at 03:11

Hi i am a male of 18 i had my breasts increasing day by day how can i reduce them plz tell me

Posted by SHAJEER on 25/07/2010 at 03:42

I HAVE ENLARGE BREAST(LEFT BREAST ONLY). THAY SOFT AND I ALWAYS FEEL PAIN. I WORRY ABOUT MY BREAST. HOW I FREE FROM THIS PROBLEM

Posted by Anil on 22/07/2010 at 02:36

Hi. I have this breast problem for a long time. I have fat tissue under my nipples and they look pointed. During stimulation it contracts and looks normal. But it becomes puffed up again. Help

Posted by Optional on 21/07/2010 at 06:42

very helpful

Posted by Optional on 10/07/2010 at 07:27

Nazer Louis, increase your cardio (run/swim/jumprope) to 1 hour per day and decrease your gym time. Eat less carbs (rice, bread, simple carbs like sugary food/drink)- eat some but not too a lot. I know from experience working out on your lower chest muscles only makes the area larger. In the gym, do incline bench press or decline push ups- both work on the upper chest muscles. But focus on CARDIO exercise. That will help over time- give it at least a few months consistently.

Posted by SHAKIL on 09/07/2010 at 11:43

I HAVE ENLARGE BREAST. THAY SOFT AND I ALWAYS FEEL PAIN. I WORRY ABOUT MY BREAST. HOW I FREE FROM THIS PROBLEM?

Posted by sam on 06/07/2010 at 09:55

i am sam,the nipples of my chest are not normal ,they are overgrown.i want to know how i can make them normal.i am 21 now

Posted by Ryan on 03/07/2010 at 03:46

I'm a 17 year old male and am worried to death I have breast cancer, I've been to the doctor like 4 times and each time he's never fully cleared it up with proof, how can I believe simple words? I've heard of many people passing away from cancer but they've enquired about it 5+ times, I get really freaked out and paranoid and it's sent me into mad depression, it's so scary and I don't know what to do.

Posted by Adam on 22/06/2010 at 07:32

There is absolutely nothing wrong with enlarged breasts on men. The medical community in many countries is desperate to create insecurity in men so that more will feel the need to go under the scalpel. My girlfriend finds my chest to be a very stimulating part of our foreplay, and so do I. If you are grossly overweight, having breast reduction won't fix the fact that you are a fat slob. Get in shape and, if you are fortunate enough to retain some breasts, then you will have two very enticing points of erotic play for your girlfriend. DO NOT submit to the propaganda that is pushes you to surgery!

Posted by Optional on 18/06/2010 at 07:15

HI. I am having gynacomastia since 5 years and am not able to get reid of it.Please tell me a solution other than surgery.Thank You.

Posted by tony on 17/06/2010 at 09:31

I am 59 my weight has not changed any for the last 10 years at 13 stone [i am 5 foot 10 inches tall] I have always had quite pronounced nipples but over the last 3 years or so my breasts have enlarged to the extent that i can easily wear a UK 38 D cup bra [Euro 85D] and its in fact much more comfortable to wear a bra than not but I would never dare wear on outside my home .Moreover my breasts are extremely sensitive and erogenous and I get extremly aroused when they are touched , sucked or fondled and frankly i like having them .I am not Gay and have a female partner who is very happy with me as I am I have a small penis but this has never bothered me. Are their other people like me is it wrong to feel like this I wish I could wear a bra in my my normal work life but this would not be accepted

Posted by Optional on 13/06/2010 at 09:01

MY AGE IS17 I HAVE AN PROABLEM IN BREAST LARGEMENT HOW IT DECREASE PLEASE SAY IMMIDIATLEY

Posted by Aloygirl on 13/06/2010 at 04:53

When my son was almost 17 he developed a mass on the left side under the breast area. The following spring we went to McGee womens medical center in Pittsburgh.He was 17 then. They removed it, said it was a benign growth,had no idea what caused it.Also no idea if it would come back. He is now 30 with a little boy due any day. It never returned and he is fine by the grace of God. God bless all of you. I hope this helps.

Posted by Optional on 12/06/2010 at 01:47

I am having a big breast and i am suffering a lot from it. I think it is increasing. I hope you can help me in this difficult situation

Posted by Optional on 11/06/2010 at 03:11

my breast is growing and i am worried about it....is there is any other trick to reduce them???/plz answer me...im so worried about it :'(

Posted by Optional on 09/06/2010 at 01:15

An infection damaged my testes 5 years ago when I was 53. Breast growth crept up on me. I recall the blood draining from my face when I realized that I was growing breasts. I am now used to it but I do try to hide it which is not easy being at least a C cup and not being fat. They are sometimes very tender and painful. My wife and children accept me as I am.

Posted by Nazer Louis on 08/06/2010 at 07:05

I had gynaecomastia before 5 years olds, i started play soccer about 13 years old and started workout at the gym about 16 years olds, i am 27 years olds, i 180 pounds and 5 ft 07" hgt, i am still have the same gynaecomastia, what else should i do ? i run for 25 mns evry morning, workout at the gym for 1 hr 30 mns amd eat healty,please help me........please .

Posted by Anonymous on 01/06/2010 at 04:04

i have a little tiny bit of fat stomache, which my breast are large and they are bigger than my girlfriends which is creepy

Posted by Nicholas on 31/05/2010 at 09:23

I am having a big breast and i am suffering a lot from it. I think it is increasing..I consulted a doctor in Italy and he told me to take x ray and told me that there is nothing to worry only there is problem of fats behind my nipples. But i am very sad that he didn't say any word about how can i cure it. I hope you can help me in this difficult situation.

Posted by Optional on 27/05/2010 at 11:49

i have breast from the age16 to till now and i want to remove and shaping like men.what will am do for that. please i need immediately

Posted by Eddie Pruna Jr on 21/05/2010 at 02:53

I was born without testicles and a hormonal inbalance which when I reach puberty my breasts grew to a 36C, 38" hips, and 27" waists. My penis does not become erect and it is 2 inches in length. I had to endure this since I was 13 yrs old.

Posted by Optional on 19/05/2010 at 03:10

Iam a men but i have a boobs like woman since 10yrs im very feeling bad on that pls pls help me pls

Posted by Optional rohith on 18/05/2010 at 03:38

hi,rohith mailing from bangalore , am having a male breast , since i was 15 years i started , now am taking homeopathy medicines sine 11 months , will it get cured by homeapathy medicines , having a male breast affects marriage prospects , please do reply me ...

Posted by Optional on 06/05/2010 at 12:05

marijuana dosent grow breasta in men hope U all get it right try other sources insted of the the D.E.A propaganda......

Posted by cp61 on 05/05/2010 at 07:52

I have breasts, mind you they are not big but noticable - more so to me! I have been this way since my early twenties - I'm not bothered by this however, the nipple gets very sensitive and sore to the touch. Clothes will iritate the nipple to the point that it hurts. Latley I have not had a want for sex, it has not effected the erection but I just don't feel like having sex and need to force myself? Also I have been on nexium for acid reflux since my late twenties.Should I be worried about this? cp61

Posted by Optional on 04/05/2010 at 09:14

I have smoked marijuana for years, and have been an alcoholic for, just, over a year. I also have become obese, by BMI standards recently. I have a ton of stretch marks from gaining and losing weight so many times in my life. I recently had a painful stretchmark and excess fat in my right armpit. I am not qualified to diagnose, however, I do believe the combination, and individual use, of marijuana and alcohol has corrupted my hormone balance, causing my breast increase, lop-side, and pain. Be that a warning for marijuana smokers and alcoholics, and those like me who do both.

Posted by Optional on 26/04/2010 at 02:43

Hi,i have had big fluffy nipples since i was 15 and it is very embrassing. I was told to wait and it will go down but people at my school make fun of it. Is there anyway of reducing the size via a fast means? Is it okay if i perce them to let the liquid out? Please help.

Posted by sad on 18/04/2010 at 12:45

plzzz i hav same problum as the others tell in above comments plz anybody help me plzzzzz m a bodybuilder bt i can;t show my body to anyone plz help me guys

Posted by Sandeep on 13/04/2010 at 08:14

Hi my name is sandeep , i am a male but my chest is not normal as all men, it was like a womens breast, 24hrs i has to wear shirts only, soon i am getting married, i am afraid wen my sees my breast she wil leave me,and in our religion at the time of marriage 10 to 15females wil give me bath only in my shorts,wat they think of me wen they see my breast, they may get some doubt on me weather i am a man or women, they may stop my mareriage also , so kindly send me a solution for my problem

Posted by Ali on 04/04/2010 at 01:05

hi, I've puffy nipples and enlarged areola and also breast since I was teen. Now I decide to remove it, can u guide me is there any way to do that without any surgery? And which kind of Doctor i have to be visited? Best regards

Posted by Optional on 31/03/2010 at 10:20

im a 21 yr old guy, my breasts hv enlarged since the age of 15. so nw ds affect me a lot cos i cant even take my top off infront of people. it affect my sexual life as wel cos i dnt feel comfortable t. when it comes to sex i have to thnk hw an i going to hide my breasts.

Posted by Optional on 29/03/2010 at 10:58

what is treatment of breast of men without surgery

Posted by Optional on 26/03/2010 at 02:43

Hi,i have had big fluffy nipples since i was 15 and it is very embrassing. I was told to wait and it will go down but people at my school make fun of it. Is there anyway of reducing the size via a fast means? Is it okay if i perce them to let the liquid out? Please help.

Posted by rock on 21/03/2010 at 12:34

everytime i mastrubate my chest area enlarges will this affect my sex life

Posted by Optionalgggggggggggggggggg on 09/03/2010 at 05:20

pls give some solution

Posted by Tahir on 26/01/2010 at 07:38

Hi I am 26 male and doing a job in a company, I have very small breast since I was 14, but still it remain at the age of 26. When ever I press it with fingers it reduces to a normal male body but after few mints it again look small breast. I have no pain in any side. I am worried becasue of it kindly suggest the mdeician.

Posted by daz on 01/12/2009 at 08:13

hi iam a 29 yo male!ive had this prob sinse i was around 15, it started as little lumps under my nipples quite sore, it never went away, they now look like little cones, iam paranoid to hell, i am quite muscley person, and if they were gone i would be over the moon because they just look so out of place! i would love to take my daughters swimming and stuff, but couldnt handle the looks of other people!!!! how much is the sergery does anybody know???????? HELP

Posted by siyabonga on 29/11/2009 at 10:08

im a 21 yr old guy, my breasts hv enlarged since the age of 15. so nw ds affect me a lot cos i cant even take my top off infront of people. it affect my sexual life as wel cos i dnt feel comfortable when my gf is moving her hands towards my chest. when it comes to sex i have to thnk hw an i going to hide my breasts. my gf is so toutchy she jst dnt understant y i hv 2 stop her whn shes abt my chest plz im desperate 4 help ths is the same reason y i hv to quit soccer cos my teamates wud have 2 make fun of me being a boy with breasts

Posted by laurence on 05/09/2009 at 07:52

my son has developed a hard feel under one of his breasts. he is 14. my husband says he had the same at that age with also only one breast and that this is just a normal part of puberty. Is he right? or should I be woried ?

Posted by Bobby on 01/09/2009 at 04:26

personally I've worn a bra since I was like 16-17, started out w/ a type of "runners nipple" (look it up). Even when I was a 36 waist was a 38b bra. It has always been hard on me (especially when in Navy) Went many years fighting it and having emotional probs, but I have come to terms w/ it finally. My wife knows and is simi ok and I wear my bra everyday -makes my chest more comfortable. To all that have this problem, I wish them good luck and just accept it -will make it so much better.

Posted by rajaryan on 31/08/2009 at 05:17

i m 26 yrs man , i need some advice on sex life and medical i am going to get married in six month .i have some problem in my chidhood i used play with my self ( i used suck my own chest) that was the worst mistake had done in my life because of that my chest area grown little bit the areola region had beome dark and size of one rupee coin is it possible to get my chest in shape by any medical treatment if it is possible plz suggest me i am worried how i will face my patner plz help me

Posted by waild on 08/08/2009 at 11:03

i have breasts probloem what i have to do to remove it ?

Posted by angel on 06/08/2009 at 11:52

i have 38B breasts but am relatively slim so they are quite noticable. I have come to like having them. there si nothing to be ashamed of & in fact many girls seem to enjoy touching them & comparing them to their own breasts! Id NEVER consider having a mastectomy like some guys do!

Posted by sunny on 03/08/2009 at 07:06

i hav breast n i feel really sham.and i am hinking to get surgery.is surgery is safe for me?

Posted by Anonymous on 28/06/2009 at 04:45

I've needed to wear a bra for jogging for several years. I'm grateful that I've gotten less hostility than I did when this started.... PS: in my case its a hormonal imbalance related to my medical history, not anything I had any control over. I'm grateful.

Posted by Anonymous on 12/04/2009 at 06:32

I am a 17 year old male who has found a little bump located below the skin on the bottom part of the outer rim of the nipple. I am concerned as to what this bump may be. The small area around the bump is a little sore, however there are no other symptoms. The bump is not visual in the mirror and there is no redness. The bump feels about the size of a small pea, maybe half the size of a pea. Does anyone have any diagnosis?

Posted by saf on 10/04/2009 at 06:22

my left breast has started growing, its beginnig to look like a female breast, its hard but there arent any small lumps its just one bif lump under my nipple, now my right breast it getting bigger, the tissue under my right nipple feels hard but alot bigger than before- this has been going on for over a year- im worried it maybe cancer please help.

Posted by sbrown on 31/03/2009 at 12:07

I sympathise with you. My son is 16, over 6' tall, plays rugby to a high level, is very muscular, eats well and works out every day but still has large breasts & nipples and is very embarrassed. He feels he has put up with it long enough, I would find the money for surgery as it is affecting him so much but I dont think that's possible until he is over 18. I know how you feel, you want to help them cope with it but you cant. Good luck!

Posted by kevin on 29/03/2009 at 06:07

i think he's a bit over weight so he should try losing fat by eating healthy food and most importantly running or swimming and doing floor excercises

Posted by Anonymous on 09/03/2009 at 11:50

Hi, My son is 17yrs old and his breast has been large since he was a kid, I know this is a source of embarrassment for him as it shows no sign of going away. We have been to the doctor and he shares the same opinion as your article, "it will go away as he get's older", but I am worried it is not going away. He is 5' 8" tall and weighs 170 lbs and eats very healthy. Can you tell me if weight training for your chest would be helpful at this time? or suggest some sort of approach to helping him get rid of this condition, it just makes us as parents feel so helpless.. Thank you, Wilfred

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