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what can cause body hair growth?

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Dr. TED FEDER
Dr. TED FEDER answered
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 40 years experience
Hormone imbalance: Hormones such as testosterone can stimulate hair growth.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Body hair wont stop growing? Shouldn't body hair stop after a certain length?

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Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 13 years experience
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 lengthen the hair indefinitely as long as it has sources of dietary protein.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How can I decrease my body hair?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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 and waxing all work.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Are there any medicines available for reducing body hair besides waxing?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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 hair removal, intense pulsed light, shaving and waxing all work.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What speeds up body hair growth and what slows it down?

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Hormones: Testosterone increases hair growth to body and estrogen tends to antagonize the effects of testosterone effectively reducing hair growth.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What will speed up body hair growth?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Hair growth: Biotin 2.5 mg a day.

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