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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
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

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
It's genetic: If you're normally masculinized by your hormones, whether you get chest hair (and 95% of men in the us do) is entirely a function of your genes. Almos ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: Chest hairs tend to have a short life cycle which is why they never grow very long like the ones on your head or face. Feel free to shave, or you can ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Genetics: About 5% of men never grow chest hair and have relatively thin beards. Many (maybe most) women in the us say they prefer this, and such guys are the l ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Not weird at all.: This is mostly genetic. It doesn't mean you have any less testosterone or anything like that. It's just good 'ole genes.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Trolice
30 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Not normal in female: Onset of puberty in the us for girls has recently lowered to 8 year old and 9 for boys. Chest hair is not a normal part of puberty for a girl and may ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
A bit unusual : One of the first signs of puberty is sweating in the armpits and then growing hair there. It is possible that while in the shower she is shaving or us ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience in Family Medicine
Testosterone: As men get older, testosterone gets higher and causes you to lose the good hair on your head but you start to grow it in "less useful" places. One of ... Read More
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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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Varies early 14- 15: Tanner stage 4 (usually around14-15 years) is when boys may first start growing hairs on their chin or over their lip. Age can vary however.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Biotin is a suppliant alleged to aid in hair growth it doesn't make hair grow any where special but if you are predisposed to hair in those areas it ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hair loss: You must get your thyroid function and serum iron checked. Hypothyroidism (lazy thyroid) and iron deficiency anemia are prominent reasons of hair loss ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Butera
43 years experience in Pediatrics
Late puberty: In later puberty, around the time when all of the pubic hair is in and there is underarm hair and the need for shaving the face every day. However, ma ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
17 years experience in Ophthalmology
See an MD: Sounds like alopecia. You should see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Rate of hair growth is not related to removal.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience in 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
22 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Masturbation has no associations with hair color.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Faustino
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Puberty: When a male starts to produce testosterone, then facial hair as well as hair over other parts of the body grow. This is a testosterone mediated proce ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Should: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can find out if it will truly grow back.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Hirsutism + alopecia: Hyperandrogenism may be leading to what sounds like hirsutism (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hirsutism/basics/definition/con-20028919) ... Read More
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