Originally Posted by sunflowerhope
does anyone know what i should do?he is not fat ,he just has alot of fatty tissue around his nipples,should i worry about this?doc said it was ok,but im not sure? does any of you guys on here know of this?he is 15 5 foot 7 120 lbs
This is fairly common in adolescent boys. It's called teenage gynecomastia (sp). It usually comes about from a temporary imbalance in the hormones testosterone and estrogen. He is at just the right age to experience this. It usually resolves itself within several months to a few years. If it doesn't, he will need to see a physician to rule out anything congenital. There are other causes as well, and include some cancers, marijuana use, certain drugs for high blood pressure or heart medications. If he's not taking any medications or smoking marijuana, then time will probably be his "cure".