Noticeable onset of gynomastia was within 12 weeks of starting 100mg/ day dosage of spironolactone, which was about 7 or 8 months ago and, as if over night it seems, the enlarged hard tissue has become prominent and obvious even with my shirt on -- how long should I reasonably wait for the hard tissue and fat to completely go away before arranging to have surgery to correct the disfigurement?
I too grew breasts really rapidly on spironolactone. I discontinued immediately when the doctor explained; you can lose the fat but the actual breast tissue would need to be removed by mastectomy. I'm really irritated as Spironolactone by itself did absolutely nothing for fluid retention but left me with breasts. I don't really know if I'll ever get the time to have it done and am concerned about weird looking scarring.
You shouldn't have to wait long at all for surgery. I'd be looking for a surgeon now if stopped the Spiro' a couple of months ago. By the time he has done all his tests and diagnostic imagery you should be good to go.
- Spironolactone Information for Consumers
- Spironolactone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Spironolactone (detailed)
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