Articles in the December issue discuss various health issues affecting school-aged children, including acne, eczema and growth disorders. Volume 45, No. Case A man, aged 32 years, presented to his general practitioner GP with a one-month history of increasing bilateral breast swelling Figure 1.
Many teenage boys notice that their breasts enlarge and become tender during early adolescence. This is quite normal and does not mean there is something wrong with their sexual development. Both boys and girls have breast tissue.
Gynecomastia, the benign enlargement of male breast tissue, is a common occurrence in adolescents as well as in middle-aged and older men. While there are several reasons why men develop breast tissue, it is usually not a health concern, often resolves on its own, and is generally treatable, according to a clinical practice article appearing in the September 20 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine NEJM. The clinical practice article, a regular NEJM feature that focuses on a case history highlighting a common clinical problem, was authored by Glenn D.
Ah, puberty. It can be a very interesting time in a guy's life, what with all the changes going on. In fact, it seems like every day something on your body grows bigger or hair begins sprouting somewhere.
Jump to content. Gynecomastia is overdevelopment of the male breast. In response to too much estrogen a female hormone or too little testosterone a male hormonethe glandular tissue of the breast swells and forms a breast bud enlarged breast.
For men and boys of all ages, it is very common to experience some degree of male breast enlargement. Gynecomastia is a condition in which excess glandular breast tissue leads to an enlargement of the male breasts. Although gynecomastia may occur at any stage of a man's life, the causes of the condition and recommended treatment options may differ depending on the patient's age.
If the cancer cells have spread to your lymph nodes, there is a higher chance that the cells could have also traveled through the lymph system and spread metastasized to other parts of your body. The more lymph nodes with breast cancer cells, the more likely it is that the cancer may be found in other organs. Because of this, finding cancer in one or more lymph nodes often affects your treatment plan. Usually, surgery to remove one or more lymph nodes will be needed to know whether the cancer has spread.
With gynecomastia, tissue inside the breast glands grows. This can cause female-appearing breasts. Gynecomastia guy-nuh-koh-MAS-tee-uh is swelling of the breast tissue in boys or men, caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone.
The male breast is much smaller than its female counterpart, and it cannot produce milk. Because of this smaller size and simpler structure, breast disease is much less common in men than women. Still, men can develop important breast problems, both benign and malignant. Early detection is the key to a successful outcome, so every man should understand the basic elements of male breast disease.