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Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is a common endocrine disorder in which there is a benign enlargement of breast tissue in males. Most adolescent boys, up to 70%, have some breast development during puberty. Newborn and adolescent males frequently experience temporary gynecomastia due to the influence of maternal hormones and hormonal changes during puberty, respectively. The development of gynecomastia is usually associated with benign pubertal changes, but in rare cases may be seen in association with certain disease states. Gynecomastia may be seen in individuals with Klinefelter syndrome or certain cancers, with disorders involving the endocrine system or metabolic dysfunction, with the use of certain ... more on Wikipedia

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