13 year old - when will gyno go away? (Photo)

Went through puberty at the age of 10 or 11 after some research I've learned its normal to go away in 6months to 2 years. Is mine taking longer or do I have gyno

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Teen Concerned About Gynecomastia

The male breast is composed of glandular tissue and fatty tissue. An excess in either type of tissue can cause the chest to take on the look of gynecomastia. Gynecomastia can affect men of all different body types. There are different types of #gynecomastia.

Particularly, Normal Gynecomastia is usually apparent in males between the ages of 12 to 15 years old. It is also common for older men 65 years old or more who experience a drop in their testosterone levels. #Normal Gynecomastia takes approximately one to two years to naturally regress on its own.

Adolescent Gynecomastia is hereditary and usually appears in 30% to 60% of boys between the ages of nine to fourteen. Many cases of adolescent gynecomastia resolve on its own as the boy grows into adulthood. Some with #Adolescent may choose to undergo surgery to correct the situation, this usually happens at the age of 18 or above. In severe cases in young boys, the physician and child development specialists will need to speak to the parents regarding the severity of the gynecomastia and if surgery is an option before the age of 18.


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Gynecomastia, Permanent or Not?

Your condition is in fact Gynecomastia (a female aspect of the male breast). At your age, endocrinological exams are usually indicated (hormone balance tests) and these are ordered by a specialist. If these turn out normal and your condition persists over the years, most surgeons will be willing to operate at around 16 years of age or earlier with parents consent. Watch what you eat, because some poultry can have hormones in them and cause this growth. 

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