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Old 04-06-2009, 07:09 PM   #1
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Gynecomastia (male breast)

Hello.
Wow what an embarrassing topic...
Anyway, I'm 26 years old. When I was younger going through puberty I was sort of chunky, not fat just a little chunk. I had little man- boobs too. As I grew taller and I got older my fat vanished, but my chest still had a little. They didn't appear like breasts though, they looked like I worked out and had some muscle. Until the past few years.
I've gained some weight. Almost all the weight went to my stomach, hips, and unfortunately, my chest also.
I have thin legs, thin arms, thin face and neck. But my torso hogs all the fat from the rest of my body...
Anyway- this is supposed to be about man breasts.
I'm extremely embarrassed about asking my doctor. I'm sure he's noticed I have slight man breasts, but I didn't mention it, and neither did he because it's probably not a big deal, medically.
How do I know if I have a hormone imbalance or what the cause of it is? I'll admit I haven't done much (anything) to get rid of them. I just hide them by choosing my clothing precisely.
I've heard alcohol can contribute to male chest fat, and lucky me- I'm an alcoholic. I don't drink every day, I try to stick to my rule of only drinking on weekends, but even still- I drink a lot on weekends and I'm not talking bud light, I'm talking real beers and whiskey.

One fear I have is if I lose weight, it will be across my whole body. Well I can't afford to lose weight in my face, or my legs, arms, or neck. Those parts of my body are already thin. If I lose more weight there I'll be a twig.

How can I make sure to keep the mass on my other body parts, but tone up, and ditch my female-like curves between my waist and neck???

 
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:47 PM   #2
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Re: Gynecomastia (male breast)

This isn't all that big a deal, because every guy grows them as he ages.
You can go to an endocrinologist, and request a full workup. As for testosterone, free testosterone, and estradiol. The estradiol, I have heard, can cause this, if it is high.
Best of luck with this.

 
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