A very strange question....can you help?

I'm a nearly 50 year old chap, and I had Testicular cancer a little while ago. As a consequence I have an imbalance in my hormone levels; not a huge one, but enough for me to have developed small 'boobs'. When I run they rub and can wobble a bit ~ does anyone have any suggestions on what to do? It seems a bit of a trivial matter to bother the doctor with.

Any help would be very welcome.


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  • Some guys put micro tape over their nipples to prevent rubbing. You could try a ladies running vest (they're not all pink) with inner support - a tighter crop top under layer.

  • Thanks for the reply. I will try the tape and see about an under-top. It may be a bit warm with two layer, but time will tell...

  • Hi Sallycycle, its not a strange question at all, I've seen this on the question section before, I am sure the answer was micro tape, but hopefully some of the guys will confirm this for you once they see it. Good luck with C25K

  • Thanks for the reply. I will try the tape and see how that goes, and I will then try a support-top to stop the 'bounce' if necessary.

    I used a new Rab top last night, and it was much less abrasive, but rather sweaty!

  • How about a vest style top, but in a smaller size, you might find it would be snug enough for the job. :)

  • have you tried a good old-fashioned crepe bandage? wrapped tight enough to stop it from slipping & moving under your teshirt, but not too tight as to restrict your breathing.

  • Hi, not silly at all. Condition is called gynaecomastia and there are specific products called compression vests or compression tanks that will do the job and prevent too much movement. They are specifically designed for men and are sold on amazon amongst other places - see link.Hope that helps?


  • Sorry that link hasn't copied properly


  • I have a similar problem due to my prostate medication. I have found that the chest strap on my Heart Rate Monitor seems to keep everything "quiet".

    Hope that helps.

    And thanks to all for the other suggestions. I will check out the compression vests too.

  • I like the idea of the HRM strap. I've been looking for an excuse to get another gadget; so two birds with one stone...

    I can't quite make out the pic. Is it a series 2 or later?

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