Your doctor will definitely make sure you know about the breast swelling that you are experiencing, whether it is really gynecomastia or leads to other conditions. It is because, many other conditions that also cause the same symptoms, such as the presence of fatty tissue in the breast, breast cancer, and mastitis. For this reason, the doctor will first ask questions about medical history, health conditions in your family, and the type of medication you use. After that, the doctor will also do a physical examination, such as evaluating the tissue in your breast, stomach, and genitals. Aside from that, some doctors may also teach their patient how to get rid of man boobs.
If your doctor has found and confirmed that you have gynecomastia, your doctor will carry out advanced tests to determine the cause of gynecomastia that you experience, such as by doing blood tests, mammograms, chest X-rays, computerized tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and a testicular ultrasound. However, if the results obtained do not know the exact cause of gynecomastia, the doctor will do a tissue biopsy, which is by taking samples from your breast tissue for examination in the laboratory.
After the examination is complete and you are positive for gynecomastia, the doctor will see if your condition is still in its early stages or is already severe. If it is still mild, the doctor usually does not give the drug, only telling you to do periodic examinations to see if the swelling in your breast is shrinking on its own or not. However, if your breasts continue to swell (more than two years) and your condition is severe, your doctor will immediately provide treatment options in the form of medicines and surgery.
Drugs used to treat breast cancer and other conditions, such as tamoxifen and raloxifene, may be useful for some men with gynecomastia.
If drugs do not have a meaningful effect on your breast condition, the last option you can do is to do surgery. There are two types of surgery that are usually used to treat gynecomastia, namely: