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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Ignore it: Babies will lose most of their fine fuzz as they grow older.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Body Hair: At 18 y.o., you may grow more body hair w/the passage of time. You can see your doctor to make sure all is well w/your hormones. Please do not take ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Hard to do: How much body hair (androgenic hair) you can develop is genetically programmed & parallels the tendency to go bald. Anecdotally, there are description ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience in Family Medicine
It depends: If you are female with a hormone problem such as pcos, then medical treatment may help. Other wise, laser hair removal, intense pulsed light, shaving ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience in Family Medicine
Stress?: Stress is thought to be a factor, but other possibilities would include an auto-immune disorder, hormonal cause, or chemical (posioning/chemo) causes.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Hair: This is not always the case. Your hair is controlled by your genetic make up. You should see your dermatologist to make sure you are not having skin d ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Kinda, sorta: Body hair doesn't necessarily reflect testosterone levels which vary quite a bit during the day. However, higher testosterone is wasted as dihydrotest ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Excessive hair: Some persons have a genetic predisposition are mom & dad hairy if not and there is a sudden increase see a gynecologist it could be a problem like po ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
It's his choice: And if there's somebody special, the partner's choice as well. Some men are blessed with luxuriant chest hair and love it. They should enjoy it. Othe ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
8 years experience in Pediatrics
Hirsutism: This could be cultural or familial. Other causes include hormonal disorders causing high " male hormone" levels. Adrenal disorder or poly cystic ovari ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
41 years experience in Wound care
Hair regrowth: Hair regrowth is often accompanied by itching. It is normal and there really is not much you can do. It is not really an inflammatory disorder. Aveeno ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Adrenal androgens: Hormones that are not cortisol but are produced by the adrenal gland are responsible for hair growth in pubertal development. 17 hydroxy progesterone ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
48 years experience in Dermatology
Effluvium: This question has been wondered about for many years. The problem and evaluating an answer is that you need a quantitative assessment of hair loss. Th ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
33 years experience in Family Medicine
Side effects: Yes, testosterone can cause excessive hair growth. I would advise you to see your pcp for additional recommendations regarding this issue. Take care.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hair: Usually genetic and racial properties but in some cases in women, an endocrine problem.
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A female asked:
Dr. Michelle Huggins
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes...: Yes biotin is very effective for hair and nail growth. It will promote hair growth everywhere.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience in Dermatology
That is common: Theoretically it shouldn't grow back thicker, but once hair is shaved the hair growing back is rough because it comes in as stubble, also hormones pla ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience in Plastic Surgery
It might: Armpit hairs can slow down sweat evaporation and trap oils and smells. But even if you shave closely, if you don't keep the armpit clean, you can hav ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
38 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes: You can have hair removed with electrolysis or laser hair removal.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Camacho
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Hair loss: Your hair loss may also be hormone related. See your doctor about getting some blood work done.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Premature grey hair: Is very common and should not be worried about it . However , losing all your body hair is concerning . Please see your doc /dermatologist
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Your optinos: Trusting you're a male naturally "blessed" with a lot of body hair. Most other men are at least a little bit jealous, and many hairy guys love it, but ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
12 years experience in Family Medicine
No: There is no "magic" length where hair stops growing. As long as it is not plucked, cut, burnt or otherwise maimed, the hair follicle can continue to ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Hair Removal: Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures in the U.S. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience in Dermatology
It can: A hysterectomy by itself involves removal of just the uterus and should not lead to these symptoms. However, if your hysterectomy also involved remova ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Munir
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Weed Test: Not that long it will not be showing up as a positive screen provided you have not have used any thing else since then its almost a year and its not s ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Hair and fat: No but hormonal problems that cause hair growth can cause fat.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Wooming
33 years experience in Dermatology
You are unique: You are a unique genetic individual. Don't worry about it
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience in Family Medicine
It depends: If you are female with a hormone problem such as pcos, then medical treatment may help. Metformin and spironolactone can be helpful. Other wise, laser ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience in Dermatology
No: I have never heard of hair thinning with muscle growth.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
55 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Many a times: Alopecia Barbae = Bald spots in bearded areas. See Dermatologist. (Many a times the hair grows back - not all of them. The treatments that help som ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience in Family Medicine
No : No. That is a myth
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes. PCOS. : Those are the typical symptoms of pcos, plus irregular periods and obesity. See your gyn and endocrinologist for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wei-shin Lai
18 years experience in Family Medicine
Laser hair removal: It's unfortunate and infections are definitely a problem. See if you can convince your insurance to pay for laser hair removal. If you've had document ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Already know cause: You know the cause of your situation. You cannot change it. You gave answered your own question.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Inherited traits: A child's appearance, including the type of hair, the hair color, the location of hair, the age when hair starts growing here or there, and the age wh ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Harry Greenberg
26 years experience in Dermatology
It : It is still possible that you will get ingrown hairs with laser hair removal, although it is less likely. During the laser hair removal process, you ... Read More

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