Basic Summary for Gynecomastia
Main name of condition: Gynecomastia
Other names or spellings: Male breast enlargement, Enlarged male breasts, gynecomaestia
What is Gynecomastia?
Brief description of Gynecomastia: Enlarged male breasts
Parent types of Gynecomastia: Breast conditions, Adolescent conditions, Male-only conditions
Organs Affected by Gynecomastia: breast
How many people get Gynecomastia?
Prevalance of Gynecomastia: 15 million - 15% of adult men to some extent (unreliable estimate)
Prevalance Rate of Gynecomastia: approx 1 in 18 or 5.51% or 15 million people in USA [about data]
Who gets Gynecomastia?
Patient Profile for Gynecomastia: Mostly teenagers in puberty; also in older men; sometimes younger adult men.
How serious is Gynecomastia?
Prognosis of Gynecomastia: Excellent physical prognosis, mainly just social embarrassment. Often reduction after puberty.
What causes Gynecomastia?
Causes of Gynecomastia: see causes of Gynecomastia
What are the symptoms of Gynecomastia?
Duration of Gynecomastia: usually 6 months to 3 years (i.e. after puberty settles down)
Symptoms of Gynecomastia: see symptoms of Gynecomastia
How is it treated?
Treatments for Gynecomastia: see treatments for Gynecomastia
Last revision: May 28,2003
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