Yes, Gynecomastia is known as the enlargement of the glandular tissue, fat and the skin. Breast development in men occurs in stages and in some men, the breast may enlarge to the size of breastfeeding women.
Diagnosing Gynecomastia requires a major examination, looking at the patient’s medical history, biopsy, and blood tests
What happens during the diagnostic procedures
You may observe enlarged breasts, but it is better for the doctor to have a look at the breasts too.
In some cases, breast Carcinoma may be present, so it is best for the doctor to evaluate the hard tissue in the breasts
Though rare, the patient must be checked for breast cancer, especially those above the age of 50. This is not to rule out that breast cancer can’t occur in those below 50 years
Some patients have gynecomastia in their families, which may increase their chances of acquiring the same.
The use of steroid drugs or substances also increases one’s chances to suffer from Gynecomastia
Alcohol and drug use or abuse may also increase gynecomastia chances
Blood tests are vital to check the testosterone level in the body. Other investigations include thyroid tests and functionalities, prolactin levels and other hormone issues
A gynecomastia surgery in India is required in most cases to eliminate gynecomastia for good. The surgery includes removing the glandular tissue, fat and skin as the surgeon may find it necessary.
Identifying the cause of gynecomastia is very essential and that is what needs to be treated before a surgery is performed