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Gynecomastia????

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  • Posted By: Mike1973
  • February 7, 2007
  • 09:59 PM

I am a healthy/active 33 year old male recently diagnosed with gynecomastia by my primary care physician. I have a small lump behind my left nipple that is slightly sore to the touch and feels obviously abnormal. I have had bloodwork done and a chest x-ray recommended by my doctor. Both came back normal. I did not get what I thought was a solid answer from my doctor regarding the cause of my condition. My bloodwork results all came back normal. I requested that my testosterone level be checked and he said it came back fine. I have used pro-hormones (weight lifting cycle) in the past but always made sure to use post cycle therapy after completing a cycle. I have not used pro-hormones in almost a year and never had any problems with gyno during or after a cycle. I told my doctor all of this information and I just can't seem to get a solid answer as to why I would have a gyno flare up now. I do, on occasion (once a month maybe), smoke marijuana and my doctor said this could possibly be the cause. He said he saw it alot back in the 70's when marijuana was more prominent. I find it had to believe this is the cause for my condition. I have had the nipple tenderness and swelling for almost a month now and it doesn't seem to be getting any better. My doctor wants me to get a mammogram but says it's not of utmost importance at this time. What can I do??? Will the condition subside with time? Is there anything I can do to relieve the symptoms?? PLEASE ANY INFORMATION WILL BE OF GREAT HELP!! THANKS

Mike

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  • Any answers?? Please help this is quite a problem for me.
    Mike1973 1 Replies
    • February 9, 2007
    • 04:11 PM
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  • My only guess would be chemicals in pot reacting with chemicals left over in your body from taking steroids. I am just assuming "pro-hormones" are steroids. It may be taking quite a bit of time for the chemicals to leave your body. You might try a health food store for a body cleanse option.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 10, 2007
    • 08:41 PM
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  • Sounds like symptoms from smoking pot to me. Why don't you quit for a bit and see if the symptoms disappear???
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 10, 2007
    • 08:51 PM
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  • Steroids all the way, what you been takin ? Sust ? Deca ? Test E ? ....It'll be some form of testosterone I'd bet me gonads on it ! what you have is uni-lateral gynocomastia.Once you star gettin the itchin, your not gettin gyno.. YOU GOT GYNO !How to remove it ?.... simple.. Operation, its the only way to rid the breast of that fatty tissue.I got a tiny lump in my right nipple from just 2 shots of sust and I cant take it no more, it gives me no bother and you cant see it just feel its there, so from now on stick to roids which arnt androgenic i.e Winstrol, Masteron etc etc.Oh yeah once you get gyno it will get worse with every cycle and more so when you smoke pot.Time for a long look at ya life mate and make a lifestyle change.Best of luck kiddo.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 13, 2007
    • 08:19 PM
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  • I am 24 year old male. I have had bumps behind both my nipples. I went to a Doctor and I was told that it was CYST and he referred another doctor who can surgically drain the cyst. I went to the 2nd doctor and he told me that it was Gynecomastia. He asked me if I used any drugs or steroids or etc. I told him that I have used a herbal medicine for hormonal balance which will be helpful for my hair growth as I was loosing hair. He told me to take a MAMMOGRAM and an UltraSound test. The results showed that I had an inflamation in my breast tissue. I have stopped using the herbal capsules and within 20 -25 days, I am now almost back to normal condition. Hopefully I will be completely normal within few more days. People around you scare you by saying CANCER, TUMOR etc etc. There is only a 1% probability for you to get cancer or any other infection unless you do drugs and any other stupid things. If you have always been clean and your family has no history of cancer attacks, YOU ARE SAFE. No need to worry.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 29, 2009
    • 05:19 AM
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  • If it's unilateral,get it biopsied.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 31, 2009
    • 04:07 PM
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  • You might want to check out pituitary adenoma. Its a common benign hormone secreting tumor on the hypophysis. They are fairly common and may not exhibit symptoms.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 5, 2009
    • 02:11 PM
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  • Hey guys,Today I had my gyno surgery. I finally stepped up to the plate and did it. This is my story about how it went.I have had this gyno since I first hit puberty. I was always pretty skinny buy I had a pointy chest, this stopped me from going to the beach with my shirt off when I got a little older, I never went to the pools etc. It really bothered me. I thought at first I must have had fat around my chest because I was just unlucky and this is where my fat was stored. I started working out when I was around 22 and went to the gym 5 days a week. I toned up and got to be very skinny but the fat around my chest never seemed to get any lower. I searched on Google and came across many sites and that’s when I first thought that I might have had gyno. I didn’t do anything about it until I was 24 because I was scared of going under the knife. Well finally I decided that something had to be done.I started searching the net for surgeons who could do the surgery and ended up deciding to use Dr. Ashley Granot from the Ashley Centre in Melbourne. I went to see him for a consultation and had all the blood tests. It turns out that all my blood work was perfectly normal for a guy my age. They didn’t have a reason why I had gyno; it was just one of those things. Anyway the surgery set me back $4500 all up including EVERYTHING.On the day that I was going into surgery I wasn’t allowed to eat anything for 6 hours before operation. I went in and I was nervous as anything. They got me to strip down into a surgical gown and the nurse gave me an intramuscular injection into my glute, it was pain killer and relaxants. I thought it was going to hurt but it didn’t hurt that much at all. After that another nurse put a drip into my arm, I thought it was going to hurt again, but it didn’t, they put heaps of saline into the drip.After about 15 minutes of waiting for the drugs to kick in the doctor came into the room and cut an incision into my armpit. He inserted a clear plastic tube into the incision and started to pump me full of muscle relaxants, pain killer and something to dilute the fat. He put about 800mls into my chest. After that we waited another 15 minutes for the pain killer and fat diluting solution to start working. The inserting of the clear plastic tube was the most painful part of the surgery. I think painful is a bit harsh of a word. I would say it was VERY uncomfortable. As he was pushing in the tube I could feel the fat ripping away from the muscle below it.After that he got the liposuction canula and started sucking out the fat. This took a fair while and didn’t hurt for the most part. A few times he hit a hard part of fat which would hurt very slightly but it was bearable. When he finished sucking out all the fat there was still a bit of breast tissue which he could not get out through the canula because it was too hard. So he made an incision around my nipple and pulled it out with some tweezer looking things and he just cut it. This was uncomfortable as I could feel the tissues being ripped out of my chest. But it didn’t hurt. After this was done he sewed me up and I could sit up and put on my compression vest.Throughout the entire procedure I was awake and could see what was going on. I was sedated but not fully knocked out. The doctor said he did not want to give me general anesthetic and knock me out fully because that was too risky for a minor procedure. He said something like 1 in 10,000 people die from an allergic reaction to general anesthetic or something like that. Plus I wanted to be awake because I didn’t want anything to stuff up and I had heard some horror stories about doctors cutting out chest muscles and stuff like that. I was talking throughout the whole procedure, probably a lot of jibberish cause of all the relaxants but yea.All in all I am happy that I finally have my gyno gone and I have a flat chest. I only did the surgery this morning and I am already up and about. It doesn’t hurt much at all, it just feels like a really hard gym workout session and I can’t lift my arms over my head. Other than that I got some pain killers but I don’t even need them. If you are thinking about doing this, just DO IT. Don’t be scared of the surgery it’s not that bad.If you have any questions ill be happy to answer them. Tomorrow I have to go back to the surgery for a post op check up.My chest is FLAT!!!!!!! Hope I have helped someone out there!
    jackwilson 1 Replies
    • September 21, 2009
    • 08:06 AM
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