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normal male puberty?

My son aged 13 is developing breasts. He also has a thin line of moustache growing, semen discharge and his voice is changing and becoming hoarse. is there anything wrong.
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replied April 23rd, 2009
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Sounds like Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia is the development of abnormally large breasts in men. Before I go any further, let me ask if your son is overweight. If he is, that could explain the breasts. If he is thin or average size, it could be gynecomastia. According to one website I visited:
Gynecomastia during puberty is not uncommon and usually goes away over a period of months.
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replied June 9th, 2009
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Research Antiestrogen drugs such as Tamoxifen. If you catch it early enough, Tamoxifen has proven a good treatment for pubertal gynecomastia. But don't wait! The longer you wait the worse it will get, and the likelyhood he will require surgery increases.
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