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Chest hair falling out

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
He may have: Believed that thick chest hair is a sign of higher testosterone levels, which can accellerate balding -- however chest hair is more genetic than hormo... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Back hair also: Just look around where older guys aren't wearing shirts, ball caps or wigs. You'll see a close correlation.

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Get it checked: If they are breaking off at the level of the skin, the problem may be a fungal infection, especially if the hair loss is patchy, as opposed to mail pa... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Not the usual: This just isn't male pattern baldness. You're only 22 and while you've probably lost the hair on your temples like all guys, male pattern baldness fam... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
Not clear: You describe an number of problems, apparently unrelated, but each can be a significant health concern. I suggest you see a health care provider and g... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Genetic link?: Never heard of a genetic link between the chest hair profile and male pattern baldness.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jean Calhoun
Specializes in Dermatology
Depends on baldness: The amount of hair on your body is not correlated with going bald on your scalp. Baldness tends to run in families, but the exact genetics is not kn... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Your genes: About 5% of men never grow chest hair. This has nothing to do with virility in any other respect. Especially nowadays, many women say they prefer it, ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Is all else okay?: If your periods are normal, probably this is just you. It's your call, but you can shave it or have it removed by electrolysis. Many, maybe most, men ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Folliculitis: Waxing can result in a localized infection in certain individuals. It is not suited for people with chest acne. Waxing is repeated at about 4-6 weeks,... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Not usually: Hirsutism is male pattern hair growth in women. It may be due to excess androgens, especially testosterone. This may be due to polycystic ovarian synd... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
It's you: Many, maybe most, women prefer a naturally smooth, light-bearded man or a shaved-chest nowadays. Five percent of men never grow chest hair (paul newm... Read More

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