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Picture of Gynecomastia

Picture of Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is a condition that affects males in which they grow breast tissue. The condition can be more common during infancy, puberty, and in middle-aged to older men. Obese men may suffer from pseudogynecomastia or lipmastia, which results in fatty deposits forming in the breast area. These conditions are not the same as gynecomastia which is the overgrowth of breast tissue that exists in small quantities in men.

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Text Reference: FamilyDoctor.org: "Gynecomastia"