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As a kid while going threw puberty i developed big nipples and some man boobs,i am 25 now and have been working out for about 7 years and recently i notice that my nipples are puffy and got a little bit of man boobs coming back also i think there has been a decline in my sex drive due to stress maybe this could have something to do with it.
My question is should i be worried and what are treatments for this ? thank you

Dear Tyrone,

Gynecomastia is enlargement of breast tissue in the male sex. It is generally a benign finding and is  caused by hormone therapy, certain body building protein supplements and testosterone. Like women, men can get breast cancer. My first recommendation is to have a complete physical exam done with bloodwork to rule out a hormonal imbalance.  

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