Puffy nipple, Is it Gynecomastia or just puberty? (photo)

I am 16 male and I don't know why my nipple are so puffy. Am I suffering from gynecomastia or just puberty?? I am 5'7 tall 57 kg,please help doctor!!

Doctor Answers 3

Teenage Gynecomastia

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Thank you for your question.

Some form of #Gynecomastia is experienced by up to 2/3 of boys going through #puberty.  This form of gynecomastia is due to the surges in testosterone and estrogen which often lead to an imbalance of the testosterone:estrogen ratio. 

In up to 75% of boys who develop pubertal gynecomastia, it will disappear without treatment within 2 years. In 90% of boys with pubertal gynecomastia, it will disappear without treatment within 3 years

If you have major concerns, please contact a #boardcertified #plasticsurgeon for an in-person consultation to discuss the best treatment options for your specific situation.

Puffy nipple, Is it Gynecomastia or just puberty?

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Surgery can remove the glandular tissue, but your case is very mild.   Sometimes the condition will resolve.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Adolescent puffy nipples

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Adolescent puffy nipples is gynecomastia.If you have it for less then 2 years,and it is not sever ,and it is not a hard lump ,and you are not embarrass  you can wait another year before deciding what is best for you.You can consult a plastic surgeon who is experienced with this kind of surgery.Good luck

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