Puberal gynecomastia. When the child grows his chest
Throughout his pubertal development about 50-60% of children between 13 and 14 years can develop at the beginning of puberty what is called transient gynecomastia . Teens can experience how their mammary glands begin to grow. It can be individually, in a single breast, or even jointly, in both. Why
Throughout his pubertal development about 50-60% of children between 13 and 14 years can develop at the beginning of puberty what is called transient gynecomastia.
Teens can experience how their mammary glands begin to grow. It can be individually, in a single breast, or even jointly, in both.
Why some children grows breast
Pubertal or transitory gynecomastia is something common and normal in the development of adolescents, according to experts. Basically it is something aesthetic but it can also be a sign of an underlying disease so it must be evaluated by a doctor to rule out any other pathology.
Why this increase in the volume of breasts in children?
As pointed out by the Spanish Association of Pediatrics, in most cases may be due to an imbalance of their hormones giving the case of a lower level of androgens than estrogen.
It can also appear after taking medicines or other substances such as: estrogens, anabolic steroids, corticosteroids, drugs such as cannabis or amphetamines. Certain liver, thyroid, kidney diseases, or for example malnutrition can also trigger the breast enlargement in children as well as genetic or also tumor causes.
How is pubertal gynecomastia?
We have to differentiate breast augmentation in adolescents by an accumulation of fat in the chest area, in which case it has a soft consistency, pubertal gynecomastia that is firm and can even disturb the touch. The breasts in this case can become red and secrete a liquid.
In the event that pubertal gynecomastia develops in an overweight teenager, the aesthetic impact may be greater.
How is this development of the breasts treated in children?
Gynecomastia is transient and benign and disappears on its own. It is not serious or requires taking any medication. In the case that it grows a lot in volume, has fibrous, does not disappear with the passage of time or significantly affects the day to day of the young person, the doctor will value an androgen based treatment or even a surgical intervention to eliminate it.
Sometimes it can cause psycho-emotional damage, some anxiety or fear, even complex, rejecting torso exposure or avoiding certain sports activities. It is convenient to make them understand what it is about, to calm them, and to try that for them it does not suppose any trauma since it is a transitory situation.