Gynecomastia and me
February 11, 2010 11:58 AM Subscribe
I've been diagnosed with Gynecomastia. Now what?
posted by No1UKnow to health & fitness (14 answers total)
I am male, just turned 40. Last year, I noticed that one of my breasts was much more tender than the other one, and noticeably larger. Feeling around, it seemed like there was a hard mass at the center of an expanded squishy zone. After x-rays and ultrasounds, the doctor said that it's gynecomastia, likely caused by pot smoking. So, now what?
If I stop smoking, the breast won't go away, right? I'd have to get surgery to remove the tissue. If I do get it removed surgically, and still smoke, will it just regrow back? Is it likely that the other breast will start to grow as well, regardless of surgery to the existing expanded breast?
If I keep the breast, do I need to start doing breast self exams and getting mammograms?