Diagnosis of gynecomastia
While it may be uncomfortable to bring up concerns about your breast growth, your primary care doctor is the best resource to help you understand the underlying cause of your symptoms.
To help diagnose, your doctor will conduct a physical exam and ask you questions about your health history.
In some cases, you may have blood tests, or you may not need any additional testing for the condition. If a hormone imbalance appears to be the cause, your doctor might refer you to an endocrinologist, a physician who specializes in the endocrine system and hormone health.
Because both gynecomastia and breast cancer can cause breast lumps, your provider may order one of the following tests to get more details if you have a lump: