June 30, 2015 by KarenStanley

How to know if You Have Gynecomastia

If a male finds that their chest looks like it is swollen and one or both of their breasts resembles a women’s breasts, it is very likely that the person has the medical condition known as gynecomastia, also referred to as enlarged breasts, “gyno” or “man boobs”.

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Gynecomastia in a Male Bodybuilder

“The appearance of man boobs is not uncommon in male newborns, boys in the midst of puberty and older men between the ages of fifty years old and eighty years old says Dr. Neavin, a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills (http://www.beverlyhillsman.com).


  • Swollen breast gland tissue
  • Breast tenderness
  • Pain
  • Nipple discharge in one or both breasts

Most men are able to identify this medical condition within themselves just by looking in the mirror where they can see that the breast area of their chest is swollen. However, there are other indicators that a male has gyno. Men will often complain of pain in their breasts or talk about how their chest feels tender. Another sign that one might have a medical condition is that they will see nipple discharge in one or both breasts in addition to the breast area of their chests being swollen.

When a male starts experiencing or noticing any of these symptoms that is sufficient evidence that a trip to the doctor is needed as soon as possible.

Reasons for Treatment:

Potential development of psychological or emotional issues; teasing from kids.

There are very few physical complications that will arise from an individual developing enlarged breasts but often the appearance of loose skin around the breast will cause psychological or emotional issues.

For a young man between the ages of twelve and sixteen years of age, the teasing that a person might have to endure because of man boobs could create long-lasting social and psychological issues if the individual does not get the condition treated and receive counseling.

Something as rudimentary as taking off your shirt to go swimming, playing a game of shirts against skins on the basketball court or soccer field are often eliminated from the every day activities of a young boy dealing with Gynecomastia as the embarrassment and teasing that accompanies this condition is often too much to deal with.

Enlarged breasts occur in approximately twenty-five percent of men aged fifty to eighty years old and this change in your physical appearance. It can and often does cause confusion, embarrassment and even depression, which is why the affected individuals in this age group are encouraged to get professional counseling.

There are few things more frustrating for an adult man than to deal with the fact that they are getting older and when their body all of a sudden starts displaying features that are not generally associated with men, such as man’s boobs, the potential negative impact it can have on your confidence is immense.

Treat and Live without Feeling Insecure:

Gynecomastia surgery is something to consider if you are dealing with confidence issues. Don’t let enlarged breasts or man boobs damage your psyche. See a doctor for treatment and with counseling this temporary medical condition can be alleviated and allow you to return to functioning in society without feeling insecure about your appearance.