Conditions + Treatments

Treatments for Gynecomastia in Children

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Contact the Adolescent Breast Center

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How gynecomastia treated?

In most cases, no treatment is needed for gynecomastia. The condition seldom progresses to the point where a boy will be embarrassed about the breast growth.

In 90 percent of teenage boys, gynecomastia goes away in less than three years.

Some boys find that wearing loose-fitting clothing makes the condition appear less noticeable until the extra tissue goes away over time. A doctor should still monitor the condition every few months.

For the remaining 10 percent of males who continue to have gynecomastia, treating the underlying cause may improve the condition. Some treatment possibilities are:

  • Ending or switching medications
  • Losing weight
  • Surgical removal of extra tissue
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