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What are the Causes of Gynaecomastia?

Gynaecomastia is a condition that can occur in men of any age. It results in the development of mammary glands and extra tissue forming around the nipples. Gynaecomastia can occur at any stage of a male’s life, although it is most commonly found in new-borns, during puberty, and in the elderly. Possible Causes of Gynaecomastia There is no single cause for gynaecomastia. While the symptoms are largely the same, the causes can vary, which is why it is important to see your GP if you are worried about any extra growth. Hormone imbalances, drug use (prescription or otherwise) and other conditions that affect the production of testosterone are among the many causes. In Infants New-borns may have a certain amount of breast tissue due to oestrogen transference between mother and child. This may last a couple of weeks before the breast tissue reduces. During Puberty Hormone imbalances during puberty may cause some males to develop breast tissue. This is because of fluctuating hormone level