Gynecomastia

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What is gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is the increased growth of breast tissue that occurs in men due to the imbalance of hormones (estrogen and testosterone). It may be due to puberty, aging, chemotherapy, marijuana use, and side effects of certain medications. Treatment is directed at cause of gynecomastia.

Common symptoms reported by people with gynecomastia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with gynecomastia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Onfi)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Bilateral Electroconvulsive Therapy ECT)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Stresam)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(FeraMAX)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Breath Meditation)
Type
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Relafen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with gynecomastia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with gynecomastia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Onfi)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
problems concentrating
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
erectile dysfunction
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Bilateral Electroconvulsive Therapy ECT)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Stresam)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(FeraMAX)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Breath Meditation)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Relafen)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
abdominal cramps dizziness and feeling faint 3 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
neuropathy in feet
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with gynecomastia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has gynecomastia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 9
40s 1
50s 3
60s 5
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 7
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 23
Female 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 12
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from gynecomastia patients who have completed their condition history
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