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Diagnosis of Gynecomastia

Doctors at VITAL Clinic will check your drug and medical history including the health conditions running in your family. The procedure will be followed by a physical examination that includes a thorough evaluation of your genitals, abdomen, and breast tissue.

The doctors will perform preliminary tests to determine the reason for your breast enlargement. It includes:

  • Mammograms
  • Blood tests

male breastIf your initial tests are positive, then the doctors will perform some more tests to ensure it is Gynecomastia.

  • Tissue biopsies
  • Testicular ultrasounds
  • MRI Scan
  • CT Scan

These are the vital tests that need to be performed in order to determine the viable treatment option for Gynecomastia.

Conditions similar to Gynecomastia

male breastThe doctors will want to be sure that your Man breast swelling is actually the male breast enlargement condition because there are certain conditions similar to this. Other medical conditions that have related symptoms include;

  • Breast Abscess (mastitis): it is an infection of the male breast tissue
  • Breast cancer: breast cancer in men is uncommon but can take place. Presence of a firm nodule or swelling of one breast raises the concern for breast cancer in men
  • Fatty breast tissue: Some patients have man chest fat that resembles male breast enlargement. This condition is known as false Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia Surgery

If your breasts have still the bothersome swelling despite the medications and treatment, the doctor will advise surgery. Two male breast enlargement surgery options available at VITAL Clinic are;

  • Mastectomy: a surgical procedure to remove breast gland tissue
  • Liposuction: a surgical procedure to remove breast fat