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Gynecomastia, do I need plastic surgery?

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: June 4, 2021 6:16 PM
Anonymous 3 months

Hi Dr, I’m a male aged 27. I have been suffering with gynecomastia since the age of 14. At first I thought it would go away by just exercising, but after 3 years I got no result. I have heard about tamoxifen (Nolvadex) but not sure if I should try it. What do you recommend? Do I need plastic surgery?

Dr Sashini Seeni 3 months
General Practitioner

Hi, thank you for your question.

We sincerely understand your concern regarding gynecomastia that you are having, and we will try our best to comfort you.

For your information, most cases of gynecomastia resolve over time without treatment. However, gynecomastia may need specific treatment from a doctor if it is caused by an underlying condition, such as

  • hypogonadism
  • malnutrition
  • cirrhosis

If you are taking any medications that can cause gynecomastia, your doctor may recommend you to stop them or substitute with another medication.Treatment via medication or surgery may be necessary if gynecomastia does not improve on its own or if it causes tenderness, significant pain, or embarrassment.

You are recommended to speak with our doctor online who can assess your symptoms and offer further advice.

We hope this answers your questions.

Have a good day, Thank You

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Last Updated: Fri Jun 04 2021 18:16:15 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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