How Can You Get Gynecomastia

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HiI have developed gynecomastia - and am on atripla so been told by the doctors that it's probably the efavirenz. Been reading various Answers - like: decided to try Testogel...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...It is often unclear what causes male breast enlargement in the setting of HIV treatment. Hormone abnormalities can contribute is some cases so seeing an endocrinologist can be useful. Read more »

Sustiva and gynecomastia

I have gynecomastia confirmed by doc.(44 years old male,great shape and low body fat) Was on... Read more »

Gynecomastia starting in person with low body fat

Hello, 44 years old hiv poz male (on hiv meds for 18 yrs) I and my doctors are noticing... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Cancer Drug for Male Breast Enlargement?

...breast size may also increase. In men, enlarged breasts are uncommon, occurring between 3% and 5% of HAART users. The cause of male breast enlargement in HAART users is not clear. When doctors review blood test results, in most cases estrogen and... Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Treatment of Hypogonadism in Men with HIV Infection

...usually require an office visit. Additional side effects, common to all forms of androgen replacement, may include acne and gynecomastia. Salt retention may be a problem in patients with preexisting congestive heart failure, cirrhosis or... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

God Breast Ye Merry Gentlemen

...patients are generally gratified with their early results. Now on to the meat of this article Breast Is More Introduction to Gynecomastia, Mastitis, and Breast Fat Accumulation Some men have developed abnormal enlargement of breast tissue,... Read more »
The Body

Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, October 26, 2009

...From Using Tamoxifen Alongside Facial Fillers I used the breast cancer drug tamoxifen (Nolvadex) to undo the gynecomastia (male breast enlargement) that I experienced due to Sustiva (efavirenz, Stocrin). The tamoxifen worked, but it also took... Read more »
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Gynecomastia -- painful breast lumps

Posted by patrickf, 2 Replies
...size of a pencil eraser) under my right breast nipple. After a thorough radiologic and surgical exam, I've been diagnosed with gynecomastia. I didn't know anything about gynecomastia.... so I searched the web and found that gynecomastia and... Read more »
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