is the abnormal development of large mammary glands in males resulting in breast enlargement.
Gynecomastia may go away on its own. If it persists, medication or surgery may help.
the following tests maybe needed for further evaluation
Computerized tomography (CT) scans
Magnetic resonance imaging
it is necessary to be sure your breast swelling is actually gynecomastia and not another condition. Other conditions that can cause similar symptoms include: a fatty tissue, muscle hypertrophy
. hence a complete physical examination by your doctor is necessary
Most cases of gynecomastia regress over time without treatment. However, if gynecomastia is caused by an underlying condition, such as hypogonadism
or cirrhosis, that condition may need treatment. If you're taking medications that can cause gynecomastia, your doctor may recommend stopping them or substituting another medication
Medications used to treat breast cancer
and other conditions, such as tamoxifen and raloxifene can be used with your doctor s advice
Surgery to remove excess breast tissue may rarely be needed in case of complications or refractory cases
Two types of surgery are used to treat gynecomastia:
. This surgery removes breast fat, but not the breast gland tissue itself.
Mastectomy. This type of surgery removes the breast gland tissue. The surgery is often done on an endoscopic basis, meaning only small incisions are used. This less invasive type of surgery involves less recovery time.
since you are also having discharge i recommend you get evaluated at the earliest to rule out any complications