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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Slower hair: growth. This MAY be related to hormone levels. Please see your doc to make sure all is well. Sometimes hair color is changing, i.e., getting gray a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Absolutely not.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Maybe but it depends: In answering your question, we have to agree (like former president clinton) to a definition of virility since that's more an adjective and less a med ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
None that I know: There are many products advertised when one looks on the internet for products to slow hair growth, but none of them have controlled studies. A topic ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sarle
21 years experience Urology
No: No.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Too much T?: It can be familial, but you need to have a look at total and free testosterone, and dhea levels. It also depends on age. More an issue in women who ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: Lack of or very limited amounts of underarm and pubic hair growth often is part of delayed puberty development, or secondary sex characteristics. Trea ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Indirectly, maybe : When prepubertal children are placed on hgh for gh deficiency, their bodies go towards getting back on track with respect to growth. As they catch up ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes, that is why they are bald.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
29 years experience Urology
FACIAL HAIR: The other hormone levels can deterimine the risk of that. Several things come into play including the cause of the hypogonadism and the age at the sta ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Androgens : In adolescent boys and men, testosterone is the driving force behind facial hair growth. In women and adolescent girls this may also be true in cases ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Baldness: You list yourself as age 23. At that age testosterone should be normal and you would have no trouble weight lifting. If you already have male pattern ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Need an exam: The question can only be answered by being examined in a doctor's office, if you want to follow up. Most 42 year olds aren't going through puberty tho ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience Family Medicine
No: Rogaine (minoxidil) only acts directly where it is applied. Men put it on their scalp in the front receding hairline area of in the back circle of hai ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Hirsutism: Hirsutism is a term that refers to growth of terminal hairs in women in areas that normally don't have hair or have vellus hair, such as chin, chest, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: Yes.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Body hair: No body hair keeps on growing.
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A member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Look around: You will easily find balding men & women with kinky, wavey, or straight hair.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Camacho
23 years experience 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Excessive hair: Women normally produce low levels of male hormones (androgens). If your body makes too much of this hormone, you may have unwanted hair growth.In most ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
39 years experience Dermatology
Usually not: The form of testosterone, known as dihydrotestosterone, that causes male pattern baldness is also reponsible for causing hair growth in other areas, l ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Yes: 2 very common conditions will sometimes occur together, each for a different reason.
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