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Benign Breast Cyst in Males Overview

Another name for Benign Breast Cyst in Males is Benign Breast Disease in Males.

What is benign breast disease in males?
Benign breast disease is a term that describes a class of breast ailments that can cause breast lumps or breast pain, but are not breast cancer. A male with benign breast disease has non-cancerous lumps in the breast. Breast disease is far less common in men than in women. Gynecomastia is the most common type of benign breast disease in males.

What are the symptoms of benign breast disease in males?
Common symptoms of benign breast disease in males include breast lumps, breast pain, breast enlargement, and nipple discharge.

How does the doctor treat benign breast disease in males?
Treatment for benign breast disease in males depends on the underlying cause. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications may be used for pain control. Minor breast surgery may be performed to remove a breast lump and test it for cancer.

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Last Updated: Feb 6, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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