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Old 04-15-2009, 03:28 AM   #1
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Male Nipple Issue -- What is it? How to fix? Gyno?

Hi, Since i was young i've had this nipple issue where the from the base of the ariola, the whole nipple protudes out, like coning outwards..Its really not attractive and makes me insecure to take my shirt off. I recently put some more weight on so having more fat in the breast/chest area makes it real hard to conceal this issue now; When i was 40lbs lighter, i could roll my shoulders over and kinda hunch to conceal my chest, but now its just not possible, you can see it from all angles.. maybe someone can tell me what this is called and what my options are to fix this.

Is it male gyno? Is it because of excess estrogen? Can i take an estrogen blocker and it will reverse this? What are my options please?!? I am 20 y/o and summer is coming, i plan to lose the weight but i know i need more than that to help my insecurities about this, i need to fix it completly. Im guessing surgery is the only way, but that costs over $5000 i believe please let me know if you have any expertese in this area. Thank you!!

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Old 06-15-2009, 04:43 PM   #2
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Re: Male Nipple Issue -- What is it? How to fix? Gyno?

hey bigd,

i'm a sufferer as well, and I've had it forever and constantly looked online, saying "no i don't have gyno....i can't". My childhood physician said it would go away as puberty ends, but now, a couple months after my 19th birthday i'm starting to question that. I had an appointment today with another physician who said I had a mild case of gyno and that he'd talk to the endocrinology dept for me (since he advised against surgery, a previous patient ended up doing it and was unsatisfied with the results; ended up having a dip where his nipples were after the surgery). I'm a fairly skinny build, and i started exercising a lot more recently, and am going to continue through the summer, hopefully to a positive benefit and help cover up this condition unless i can find something that works and helps get rid of this without going under the knife.

but ya, if anyone has had previous experience/success in this stuff, I would also like to know what you did, and if anyone DID have it go away by itself after the age of 19, that would also be good to know.


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Old 06-19-2009, 07:27 AM   #3
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Re: Male Nipple Issue -- What is it? How to fix? Gyno?

Thanks for your input..Yea i 21 now and its just as bad as its always been. It really sucks! heh..esp. with summer here now -- I recently put on about 50lbs, i went from 135 to 185 but now i dropped back down to about 160 and even with fluxuations in weight, i don't see any difference--If im fat, they are huge...if i loose weight and im skinny (Before 135 i was 126.5, 5ft 5in..That was VERY skinny..) still, huge ugly nips!! Really sucks man!..I need some soulution here--This thing has/will plauge me for my whole life till theres an answer

Thank you!!


Old 06-21-2009, 11:09 PM   #4
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Re: Male Nipple Issue -- What is it? How to fix? Gyno?

that's some fairly extreme changes in weight. I'm resting at 160 myself right now, and i'm 5'10. I have some body fat to me, but not enough for my nipples to look the way they do >.<

I'm looking into possibly trying tamoxifen as a solution....

Old 06-21-2009, 11:11 PM   #5
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Re: Male Nipple Issue -- What is it? How to fix? Gyno?

yea, the worst is that i hate taking off my shirt, ever. Whether it be the beach ('s summer), just because I want to, because i'm with a girl.....i feel too self-conscious to do any of it! >.<

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