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What causes gynecomastia?

The most common causes of gynecomastia are nonorganic, including psychiatric medications, alcohol and illicit drugs, such as marijuana. Your healthcare provider will first try to determine if you are being prescribed a medication or taking a substance related to gynecomastia. Medical causes of gynecomastia are liver disorders, thyroid disease and pituitary tumors. Your doctor can order lab tests to determine if any of these conditions are present.

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