Re: male breast (gynecomastia)
Boobs are grown because of excess estrogen & estrogen receptors in the chest area.
My brest shated growing at about age 12. It is a very stressful period of life when a person does not meet the Hollywood standards of the body. I hated GYM because of it. The guys soon learned that it was not worth a few laughs for a fat lip.
Surgery may be the only way to remove them, at about $7000.00 each time it is done. They tend to grow back if the body estrogen E2 level & ratio is too high.
Millions of guys have large boobs, a few thousand elect to have surgery to remove them. Just look around at the mall, pool, beach & you will see them. It is becoming more prevelant with all the estrogen in the food chain now.
Most of us just keep them. They can be very sexually sensitive.
Since you are not taking any supplements or steroids then it probably the natural state of your body.
This can be caused by several things. Thyroid not sending message to the testicles to produce enough testosterone, testicles not full operatinal, testicles too small, and maybe Klinefelters Syndrome or one of its versions.
I have KS Mosaic and my body produces too much estrogen & not enough testosterone. I have to use HCG & testosterone injections weekly to get my testosterone/estrogen E2 ratio to normal levels. It should be 20:1 up to 40:1. Mine is naturally about 5:1.
I had higher estrogen levels & lower testosterone levels than my wife before the supplements. We now have children. The HCG causes the testicles to produce more sperm & testosterone.
If your penis is about 1-1/2" soft & the testicles are less than one inch in diameter it may be KS. The KS karotype test is expensive & there is no cure, just hormone treatments.
Hope for the best
Last edited by JinL; 06-11-2006 at 07:37 AM.