Causes & Treatment of Gynecomastia

by admin on March 15, 2010

bilateral gynecomastia

bilateral gynecomastia

unilateral gynecomastia

unilateral gynecomastia

Are you one of those guys who is suffering from Gynecomastia and due to which you are feeling unconfident, can not wear tight clothes and T-shirts.

Gynecomastia is derived from two words “Gyne means female” and “Mastia means breast”. So Gynecomastia is enlargement of male breast.

Types of Gynecomastia

True Gynecomastia: is the term in which hyperplasia of glandular breast tissue takes place when glandular breast tissue become more than 4 cm in diameter is said to be true gynecomastia.

Pseudo Gynecomastia: it takes place due to accumulation of fat in breast tissue or a tumor.

Estrogen hormones play vital role in gynecomastia, it happens due to excess of estrogen or relative excess of estrogen in the body.


1. Physiological Causes

Gynecomastia in new born take place due to placental estrogen or maternal estrogen.

Adolescent Gynecomastia occurs due to increase plasma estrogen.

Ageing Gynecomastia happens due to decrease in testicular functions.

2. Pathological Causes

there are two pathology involved in one there is relative excess of estrogen and in second type testicular failure occurs.

Congenital causes includes klinefelter syndrome, Androgen resistence while testicular failure is seen in viral orchitis, after trauma, castration and in leprosy.

Increased estrogen is seen in testicular tumors, bronchogenic carcinoma, liver cirrhosis and thyrotoxicosis.

Many of drugs (antiandrogenic drugs) are also responsible for gynecomastia like digitalis, clomiphem, ketoconazole, fluconazole, methydopa and calcium channel blockers.

Treatment of  Gynecomastia

Main cause of gynecomastia is tried to ruled out and treated leads to 100% treatment with in few months another aspect is surgical removal of fat or glandular tissue from breast tissue by a procedure known as liposuction which is being shown in video below

watch out another video on gynecomastia expalining types, treatment and surgical steps below

What is the cost of Gynecomatica surgery in India?

Surgical costs depends upon the doctor and type of clinic, if you want to be operated by private surgeon it will cost you few thousands rupees but in Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi it is done free of cost, however the line is very big you need to wait for months before your turns come.

Read more about Gynecomastia and treatment from wikipedia

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