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need help with male breasts
Sep 8, 2001

i have male breasts and have not been able to get rid of them by working-out. i've never used steroids. is there any medicine that could help?? this problem is draining my self esteem. thank you in advance

Response from Dr. Fisher

Do you mean gynecomastia: actual growth of breast tissue? If this is confirmed it is usually related to some medication (marijuana has also been implicated as a cause) but may be due to a hormonal problem. If you mean fatty tissue in the breast area then we are in the general area or fat accumulation probably related to HIV/antiretrovirals. So for gynecomastia get your MD to evaluate for possible causes. For fat accumulation you may not have many options likely to be successful. Some people have seen improvement with growth hormone, but it is expensive and the effects don't last after you stop it. Sometimes removing one or more of the antiretrovirals can help (DON'T DO THIS AT HOME: CHECK WITH YOUR MD). And good luck AF

can HGH over the counter help?

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