Charles Triay (General Practicioner) gives expert video advice on: I have no facial hair. What's wrong?; I'm male and my breasts are growing Is that normal? and more...
Why do men have nipples?
Men have nipples as a residual feature of undeveloped mammary glands. Mammary glands are present both in men and women, obviously. However, during development, and particularly during puberty, because men do not receive female hormone stimulation, their mammary glands do not develop. However, they remain in place, as do the nipples. This is simply important because men have to know that breast cancer exists in men as the result of their residual and undeveloped mammary gland and therefore, lumps under the nipple in men need to be checked and need to be assessed.
I have spots on my penis. What are they?
Spots on the penis can be from an awful lot of causes. Obviously, the one that people most often will think of are genital infections, and therefore, spots on the penis have to be considered as sexually transmitted disease first and foremost, and eventually will have to be investigated or treated for whatever disease it may be. However, penis is normal skin and, therefore, any skin disorder can affect the skin on the penis. That ranges from chickenpox, eczema, thrush, cancer; any skin disorder can affect the skin on the penis. A patient should care to consider whether he is at risk of a sexually transmitted disease; this is the first thing that one would want to look at. Otherwise, penis spots need to be considered as part and parcel of any other skin disorder.
I have no facial hair. What's wrong?
If a patient has no facial hair, one needs to consider whether the patient has actually developed adequate secondary sexual characteristics. Facial hair in men is a response to male hormones which appear during puberty. Therefore, if the patient has been through puberty and has no facial hair, he would need to consult with a doctor who will asses whether he has other features of secondary sexual characteristics. That means pubic hair, auxiliary hair, whether his genitals are of normal size, normal development, etc. The doctor would take it further if he considers that there is the possibility of any other abnormality, such as a hormonal abnormality or an inherited chromosomal abnormality - a genetic disorder
I'm male and my breasts are growing Is that normal?
breast growth in men can be normal during early adolescence meaning during puberty because sometimes the balance of men hormones and female hormones in a man is not completely in place and therefore the breast can be stimulated in men and they can develop a little lamp under the breasts, under the nipple during puberty these is sometimes only present on one side, sometimes its present on both, sometimes its tender it usually is but not always and it will usually last in the order of a few months usually not more than six months and certainly not more than a year, depending of the age of the patient if the patient is pass puberty I think any kind of growth under the nipple need in a man need to be considered seriously in order to make certain that is not some malignant process with in the memory gland.