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Do men have mammary glands?

  1. scoop profile image85
    scoopposted 5 years ago

    Do men have mammary glands?

  2. twitteringbird profile image67
    twitteringbirdposted 5 years ago

    Yes, but they don't develop properly in men because of testosterone hormone.

  3. afriqnet profile image51
    afriqnetposted 5 years ago


    Men may develop breasts and the disorder is medically referred to as Gynecomastia The causes of this condition largely  remain unknown, although it has generally been attributed to high levels of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) that leads to suppression of testosterone hence feminine characteristics develop. I know it is  surgically correctable but can be a very embarrassing disorder. You can read more about this condition from Wikipedia here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gynecomastia

  4. ptosis profile image72
    ptosisposted 5 years ago

    Yes but I thought is was due to a lack of estrogen and since we are awash in estrogen added to everything from beef (more tender) to soda bottle, (BPA plastic) I believe that is part of the lowered testosterone in first world countries.