Gynecomastia is an abnormal growth in male breast tissue.

Causes can be:

Hormonal: Hormonal changes during puberty most of the time are resolved spontaneously. In weird cases (10%) the causes for gynecomastia radiate in the insufficient masculine hormones production because alterations or testicle tumors, hypophysis problems, thyroidal alterations, malnutrition, chirrosis, hepatic tumors or alcohol abuse.

Drug use: Anabolics, marihuana and several pharmaceutical drugs can cause gynecomastia. From some antidepressants, specially spironolactone, heartburns, heart drugs, antibiotics such as the ketoconazole. Constant and frequent use of illegal drugs such as the heroin, marihuana or methadone usually favors breast tissue enlargement. Creams with estrogen usually used for treating hair loss are absorbed by the skin and can cause gynecomastia.

Only in a very small percentage the cause is due to a mammary tumor.

In about 25% of the cases we cannot find any reasonable reason.


The non-reversible therapeutic option is surgery. A small incision is made, it can be combined with liposuction.

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