Will Masturbation in Puberty Increase Gynecomastia?

1'm 15 and i am suffering from gynecomastia due to masturbation will it resolve or not.

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Will Masturbation in Puberty Increase Gynecomastia?

Hi Tonystark,

Thanks for the post. First of all masturbation does not cause gynecomastia. If it did, every male would have gynecomastia. The most common cause of gynecomastia in your age group is due to hormonal changes as you go through puberty. This is referred to as physiologic gynecomastia and in a large number of teens it goes away after a few years. If your gynecomastia has not gone away after several years and you have no other medical issues that could have caused it, then you could be a candidate for surgery.


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Dr. Dadvand


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Masturbation and gynecomastia

There is no causal connection between masturbation and gynecomastia. Gynecomastia can be based on a hormonal imbalance or congenital predisposition. See an endocrinologist for evaluation before seeking a plastic surgical consultation.

Robert L. Kraft, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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