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Have excess breast tissue from taking elavil and clonazapam. Suggest?

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have excess breast tissue from taking elavil and clonazapam what can i do?

Posted Mon, 21 Oct 2013 in Breast Cancer
Answered by Dr. Polash Sannigrahi 2 hours later
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Thanks for your query.

The presence of excess breast tissue in male breast is known as Gynaecomastia.

1. Elavil (pharmacologically Amitriptyline) has been detected as a cause of gynaecomastia.
(Reference. "Drugs and surgical concerns" by XXXXXXX F Colin)

2. Studies have also found chronic use of Clonazepam (pharmacologically Benzodiazapine) to cause gynaecomastia by reducing the free Testosterone concentration due to increased sex hormone binding globulin & enhanced conversion of Testosterone to Estradiol.

Management involves:
1. Removal of causative drug or reduction of dosage under consultation.
2. Medical approach: like Tamoxifen preparations
3. Surgical approach: combination of surgical excision and liposuction through a periareolar incision is the surgical approach of choice.

So, kindly consult your treating Physician and get a proper clinical examination done.
Investigations like complete blood count, Ultrasound scan of chest & abdomen and estimation of serum hormones (human chorionic gonadotropin, oestradial, testosterone) will be helpful.
Histology of the tissue to be done to rule out any possibility of cancer.

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Wishing you a good health.
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