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Getting rid of puffy nipples, side effects of using AIFM in body building - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I am 23 years old. I have soft puffy nipples. Honestly, I am embarrassed about them. I hate taking my shirt of in public. I have heard of a thing called gynecomastia. I am not sure whether that is it, but i was thinking about buying an aromatese inhibitor for men in combination with a fat burning topical. I do not know whether or not this is a good idea or if it is safe.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   let me read
Doctor :   gynecomastia is like development of breast in males
Doctor :   it is not about soft nipples
Doctor :   do you have a breast development just like females
User :   I see, I was thinking gynecomastia because my nipples became bigger and somwhat puffy when i hit puberty
Doctor :   it is common for both sexes
Doctor :   but breast developes only in males
Doctor :   sorry
Doctor :   females
User :   right. is there any way to get rid of the puffy nipples?
Doctor :   if there occurs breast development in males it cannot be reduced with medicines, it needs a surgery
Doctor :   nipples get stiffer over a period of time
User :   my doctor a long time ago said that it was due to a hormonal imbalance.
Doctor :   this was when ?
User :   but that was when i was around 16. I have had this problem since then
User :   and I am 23 now
Doctor :   if you want the nipples to be stiff than you need to consult a plastic surgeon
Doctor :   medicines will not help
User :   well i am not looking for stiff, but it looks and feels like they are filled with soft fat
User :   they poke out a little
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it is only the nipple or even the surrounding area also
User :   it is only the nipple
User :   if they get cold or stimulated, they look normal
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   this is what i mean by stiff
User :   oh ok. so no amount of exercise or anything would be able to maybe lessen the size?
Doctor :   no it wont help
Doctor :   the sub areolar(nipple) fat or the enlarged gland cna be shrunken by procedure
Doctor :   aromatase inhibitor and fat burning cream will not do of any help, consult a plastic surgeon, he will guide in the right way, and make look the nipple the way you want
User :   I have heard that it will begin to shrink as i get older though as well
Doctor :   yes it will as i said earlier it will take time
User :   I see
User :   is there an average age that this happens?
Doctor :   it usually occurs at late twentys and in early thirty
User :   Ok. Well great. My other question though. For body building purposes are there any major side effects from using an AIFM
Doctor :   no as such there is no major side effect if used as suggested
Doctor :   one rule in body building is slower you developer the muscles stronger and longer they stay
Doctor :   if the muscles and developed very quickly they will be weak and they will lose them in short duration
User :   i see
Doctor :   so in body building the long term duration is important
User :   so are anabolic steroids pretty much harmless?
Doctor :   anabolic steroids are used to treat the muscle wasting, in weak
Doctor :   they have their own side effects
Doctor :   you need to use them under supervision
User :   ok. i actually wasnt planning on it at all. my final question is about the topical fat burning creams i have seen. I was thinking about buying some to help with my lower abdomen, but i am not sure that they are safe
Doctor :   first of all we doubt its efficacy
Doctor :   if they were that efficient than why is not sold in pharmacy but marketed in general
Doctor :   the right way is to burn the fat by exercise
Doctor :   tummy fat can be burnt by exercise
User :   that makes sense. i guess i will just stick to diet and exercise and wait for my nipples to normal out on their own
User :   sound like a good plan?
Doctor :   thats the right plan
User :   fantastic. well thank you. i am relieved to hear that in time, i will be able to have normal nipples.
User :   as i am not about to resort to plastic surgery.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thanks for consulting healthcare magic
Doctor :   bye for now
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