Gynecomastia, a condition that causes breast tissue swelling in males due to hormonal imbalance, can be a source of significant concern. But with Dr. Lindsay Keith’s expert guidance, patients can confidently understand and manage this condition.
Gynecomastia affects males across all age groups. It’s typically the result of an imbalance between the hormones estrogen and testosterone. This imbalance can result in the enlargement of male breast tissue, creating a breast-like appearance. Various factors, like puberty, aging, certain medications, and health conditions, can contribute to this hormonal imbalance.
Diagnosis of gynecomastia involves a thorough medical history check, physical examination, and possibly imaging tests like mammograms or ultrasounds. Blood tests might be used to assess hormone levels and rule out other conditions.
If an underlying condition or medication is causing gynecomastia, addressing that issue often resolves the gynecomastia as well. In cases where hormonal imbalance persists, medications may be used. In some situations, surgical removal of the excess breast tissue might be the best option.
Dr. Lindsay Keith offers patient-specific, comprehensive treatment plans for gynecomastia, taking into account the individual’s age, health, and personal preferences.
Receiving a gynecomastia diagnosis can be difficult, but you’re not alone. Dr. Keith and her team are committed to providing supportive care throughout your journey, from diagnosis to treatment and follow-up.
If you suspect you have gynecomastia or need expert medical advice, don’t hesitate to reach out. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lindsay Keith today. Your health is our top priority.
1. Can gynecomastia lead to breast cancer?
While the risk is extremely low, men with gynecomastia do have a slightly higher risk of developing male breast cancer compared to men without gynecomastia.
2. What are the symptoms of gynecomastia?
Symptoms can include breast tenderness, swelling, and nipple discharge in one or both breasts.
3. What treatments are available for gynecomastia?
Treatment options depend on the cause and severity of the gynecomastia, but can include medications or surgery to reduce the size of the breast tissue.