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Gynecomastia

Discussion in 'Congregation of the Masses' started by SMZ, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. SMZ

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    For a guy, I have a larger than "normal" breasts, so called man-boobs, or medically speaking gynecomastia.

    Can't say it's the reason for my low self-esteem, but it's definitely a factor. I've been made fun of/sexually harassed in intermediate/high school, and even in my current life in college.

    It just sucks, because when I look at myself in the mirror I feel disgusted by my own body mass (man-boobs + being chubby), sure I know many people experience this, but albeit I'm feeling this too.

    So, do any of you guys have this condition as well/know some one(s) who has them, and what do you think/do about it in general?

    EDIT: This thread is to share the experience with others who have it, and share thoughts, just to avoid confusion.
  2. tape-type

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    Isn't it, like, entirely possible to get rid of it by... exercising? I don't plan to come off rude or anything, but... it's not cancer or something.

    I can see it's not fair some people get away with not having to do crap and still be thin and eat what they want, but people are different.

    I honestly don't know what else to say?
  3. Not Scicky

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    Actually Phantasia in this situation, though I'm sure it will reduce the size, exercising will not completely remove the 'man-boob'.

    Can't say I know anyone with the condition though.
  4. SMZ

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    I've heard that exercising removes them, but according to wikipedia

  5. Ramblin Wreck

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    Talk to a doctor... you know, someone who actually knows what to do. Not random people on a Pokémon forum.
  6. SMZ

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    I'm not really asking for medical guidance, I'm more talking about the social impact, and how people who have it feel towards it.
  7. Alan

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    sure makes getting to 2nd base a lot easier
  8. Miscellaneous

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    On the social side, people will normally find something wrong with what you are no matter who you are. Doesn't matter if it's inept reading/ silly walking/ being overweight/ having a stupid laugh/ being tall/shot. Honestly deal with it and if people judge you by your genetics rather than personality then fuck them, seriously.
  9. THE_IRON_KENYAN

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    This is probably the dumbest advice thread on this site
  10. Deck Knight

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    If only this thread could be moved to Firebot, where the material is much more ripe... alas, we must instead discuss manboobery seriously.
  11. Jackal

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    I am not usually one to take these kinds of threads seriously, and would probably act the way most of you are acting towards this, but I actually have i guess what you would call a moderate case of this, so I can feel where you are coming from.

    I am fairly in shape but I can't seem to work down the fat in my pecs as much as I would like... All the exercising I do to gain muscle there seems to be working, but there is still is a decent amount of tissue there that I am not sure will ever fade.

    I get ripped for it a decent amount, but you just have to play it off. If it is people you know, crack a joke about how your mom has huge tits and "at least my daughter will too, i am doing it for her" or something. That's what I do and it works great, you just have to be able to laugh about it. If you can show people it doesn't bug you, then it wont bug them either (even if it does bug you, it fucking irks me to shit, you can't let people see that)

    With people you don't know it becomes trickier cause they won't say anything, but really you just need to find a way to get confidence so that you can actually convince yourself it isn't an issue. I almost never think about it until someone brings it up so I am fine, just realize that it is something silly and doesn't have to detract from what you have to offer.

    With that said, it is still definitely at least worth trying to work them off, as not only will it make them at least smaller, but working out in general and getting fit just might give you the confidence you need. Hope this helps.
  12. Chou Toshio

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    Jackal, I freaking love your posts, especially in the social advice threads. Good man-- listen to the above.

    With confidence (atleast outward) and a sense of humor, you can get over almost any personal issue socially.
  13. SMZ

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    Sorry this was a bad idea, and thanks Jackal for the advice.
  14. ivar

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    i'm pretty sure you can get surgery to repair that.
  15. Chubbs

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    I wouldn't think so Ivar, as it is a glandular problem from my limeted knowledge of the subject, and they wouid just "regenerate", I think. Might be possible with brain surgery or some shit though, to reduce the activeness in the glands that cause the problem.
  16. chocolate-kipp

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    Am I the only one who finds it ironic that someone named Chubbs posted in here?
  17. Chubbs

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    Well, at least someone noticed that. Whole reason I posed in the thread.
  18. Ballad

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    me too man, me too. feelsbad
  19. VKCA

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    Well a couple of years ago my dad got surgery on his pituitary gland (tumor there), and he was taking medication that they thought would induce gynecomastia (ie: estrogen to make sure the tumor didn't come back [evidently I don't know the specifics; it was a while ago]) but he never got it so no I have never known anybody who had it.

    You don't look very chubby SMZ or Jackal from the photos I've seen of you.

    Yeah just try and play it off like they are solid muscle or something.
  20. ivar

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    might be hard to play it off when they jiggle with every step you take

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