The Difference Between Gynecomastia and Man Boobs How To Tell

The terms 'man boobs' and Gynecomastia are often used interchangable to describe one thing... A guy that has a fatty chest that looks like that of a womans. There may be differences but the level  of embarrassment both can cause can be qually painful.

Gynecomastia is a hormal imbalance that causes breast tissue to develop under the areaola (nipple region). With True Gynecomastia like this you can feel a hard lump.

Man boobs in the sense of simply the accumulation of fat will not have this lump or grainy feel and will feel the same as fat from other areas of the body such as the stomach. Therefore by pincing the fat on your chest and on your stomach at the same time you should be able to notice if you can see any differences.

If you are concerned then you should make an appointment with your doctor or physician and they will be able to tell you if you are suffering from True Gynecomastia or simply extra chest fat.

For more infomation check out the related articles how to get rid of man boobs and Exercise for Getting Rid of Man Boobs.