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Hello. Around 3-4 years back, I developed Gynecomastia and

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Hello. Around 3-4 years back, I developed Gynecomastia and the swelling is only around the left side of my chest. Around the same time I also started noticing hairfall and I still have gynecomastia and visible hairfall. I wanted to know if the hairfall is because of gyencomastia and if the both are related because everybody in my family (Dad, Uncle, Cousins, Brothers) keeps a full head of hair. In any case, what are the treatment options that I could seek.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 years ago.

mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hello

mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

mysticdoc :

Gynecomastia and hair loss may be related if you have testosterone deficiency in the body.

Customer:

Hello

mysticdoc :

But this may not be the cause as you had only one sided gynecomastia.

mysticdoc :

But you can get your total and free testosterone level checked.

mysticdoc :

For hair loss you can try a medication called Propecia.

Customer:

Does propecia have any side effects?

mysticdoc :

This prevents conversion of testosterone to DHt which is supposed to cause hair loss.

mysticdoc :

At standard doses the side effects are less.

mysticdoc :

The sex drive may be decreased with this medication.

mysticdoc :

Alternately you can try minoxidil topical oil which also stimulates hair grtowth.

mysticdoc :

growth.

mysticdoc :

Minoxidil does not affect your libido.

mysticdoc :

You can also take vitamin E supplements 1200 IU daily --helps with hair growth.

mysticdoc :

Biotin 200 mcg daily will also help.

mysticdoc :

These supplements are safe without side effects.

mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

mysticdoc :

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Customer:

Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX for gynecomastia?

mysticdoc :

Gynecomastia does not reverse with medications.

mysticdoc :

it can be corrected surgically.

Customer:

OK, thanks I will try the shampoo and supplements since they are free of side-effects

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Is it Biotin 2000 mcg? I couldn't find Biotin 200 mcg at the local pharmacy. The lowest was 1000 mcg which I have bought for now.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 years ago.
yes correct 2000 mcg --sorry typing error
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thanks.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 years ago.
welcome