A 40-year-old female asked:
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i'm a 40 year old female who seems to no longer grow hair on her legs or arm pits. what could be the cause?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Get checked: Thyroid problems can cause loss of hair. So can other medical conditions. See your doc for an exam and appropriate testing. Stop alcohol, if you drink more than 4 drinks a week. Stop smoking, too.
Answered on Aug 23, 2015
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Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Thyroid is one: possible cause. Please see your doc. He/she can do lab work to see if indicated. Peace and good health.
Answered on Aug 21, 2016
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Many possibilities: Good morning. There are many possible causes for this combination of symptoms. I would strongly recommend that your daughter be seen by her doctor.

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