How do I know my moobs are “normal”?

Most of the time, moobs are normal and need no medical evaluation. However, sometimes some medical testing is appropriate. There are several indications that you should see a doctor and have an exam and blood work.

Indications of needing an exam are:

  • A sudden increase in breast size after puberty (anytime over age 20)
  • Consistently tender breast tissue
  • A breast knot or lump that is NOT directly below the nipple and areola (colored area around the nipple)
  • The presence of any drainage or fluid from the breast

It is unlikely that an examination is needed when none of these features are present. A review of medications, including OTC medications and drugs of abuse may be necessary in some cases.