Gynecomastia is the medical term that refers to enlargement of the breasts in a male. A temporary enlargement of the breasts can be a normal occurrence in adolescent males.
Signs and symptoms of gynecomastia include breast enlargement that is typically present on both sides but may be larger on one side. Associated symptoms and signs can include
- sensitivity, or
Gynecomastia does not typically cause pain.
Causes of gynecomastia
An imbalance in hormones, with a relative excess of estrogens compared with androgens (male hormones), causes gynecomastia. Certain medications and medical conditions can also lead to the development of gynecomastia in males. Examples of conditions that can cause gynecomastia include cirrhosis of the liver, low testosterone, obesity, chronic kidney failure, and hyperthyroidism.
Other gynecomastia symptoms and signs
- Breast Enlargement That Is Typically Present on Both Sides But May Be Larger on One Side
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