So I thought since this forum is mostly guys...talking about mostly guy issues...that I would bring up the topic. Its something that effects way more men than people realize. For those that don't know what gynecomastia is the basic version is that it is basically some breast tissues which form under a guys nipples, which makes them "puffy" or causes them to stick out way more than normal. Everyone has heard of man-boobs and what a lot of people don't realize is that in many cases its not fat, its literally man-boobs. Its caused for a few reasons: hormone levels during puberty (it often goes away, but not always), steroid use, or obesity. In some cases people fix the problem causing it and it disappears, but in many cases it doesn't and the only solution is surgery (which insurance doesn't cover). I know mine developed during puberty, and never went away. I'm also in pretty good shape, which in my case actually makes it even more visible. It causes me to become extremely agitated if I have to take my shirt off in front of other people (even though mine is a pretty mild case in comparison). It also sucks wearing t-shirts, because it looks like I just walked out into -10 degree weather! Anyways, lots of self image issues and embarrassment surrounding it...but I'm scheduled for surgery next month and extremely excited. If anyone else is struggling with it say hi, or if you think you have it ask away. If you want more information...google. Its a tough issue, and I think it can be almost as detrimental to a guy's ego as PMO addiction.