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A 19-year-old male asked:

My arms are overly hairy for my age,and recently the hair doubled becomoing coarser and darker and i'm only 19!is this genetics or simple puberty?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
It depends: The amount, texture and placement of body hair is related to heritage, but could also be affected by hormonal imbalances. A gynecologist may be helpful in looking into your hormone levels and at your ovaries to see if a condition requiring treatment is present.
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