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Baby Pubic Hair
Probably not!: If the hair is light colored and not coarse but soft it should be fine. Have him seen by the pediatrician just in case. ...Read more
My 7 1/2 month baby girl, has fine pubic hair and also a red rash in diaper. Is the pubic hair normal?
My baby girl is 18 months old. She has soft hairs all over her body, she has very light pubic hair as well. Is it normal. Her father is very hairy?
Sounds normal: Kids vary in their level of hair growth by age & ethnic background. Much of the peach fuzz hair they have as toddlers will diminish as they age. This all sounds normal. ...Read more
I am 21. ..But I hav not started my puberty yet no growth...No pubic hair...Penis size like a child...I am suffering from hypogonadtropic hypogonadism?
Something...: Something is going on that is causing you not to produce hormones by your age that would have started your pubertal changes. You need to see an endocrinologist asap and determine first why and then what the treatment for you needs to be based on that. Don't delay any longer - you are already in your 20's. ...Read more
I am 18 and 5 months bearly through puberty penis and testis child like low pubic hair growth and no deep voice to scared to go doctors?
Courage: Doctors see all sorts of things and when you go to the doc he/she will diagnose what is going on. You MAY have an hormonal imbalance that can be dealt with more easily than you think. Please do see your doctor. It will give you peace of mind and help. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I am 18 and 5 months bearly through puberty penis and testis child like low pubic hair growth and no deep voice to scared to go doctors for years now can I still grow in height and my penis I can get my hormones sortedI never had the growth spurts everyon
No help without: Seeing your doctor, you need to be evaluated right, after physical exam, blood tests and x-rays would tell how your bone age is and whether you need some hormonal treatment to achieve puberty and adolescence, your doctor would refer you to a specialist, mainly an endocrinologist. Don't delay any further, goodluck, ...Read more
6y10m old daughter w/ 3 dark, thin, pubic hair. No breast, axilae, bo, no diff in genitals. Since baby, 95 percent height/weight, soy milk bc allergies?
Early adrenarche: A bone age x-ray would be helpful to determine if further investigation is currently warranted. If she is overweight, that needs to be controlled because early pubic hair is often seen in overweight kids who may then develop early puberty. Any secondary sexual development prior to age 8 in a girl should be medically followed. Pediatric endocrinologists are often consulted. ...Read more
Not clear: Some think the hair increases the surface area to transmit pheromones for sexual allure. Others see it as a means for lessening friction during sexual activity. Many simply shave it off or at least lessen it for beauty sake. There is no definitive answer. ...Read more
If the pubic hair is longer than1/4 inch use a scissor or clipper to trim and than get in the shower and let pubic area soak and apply shaving cream/gel to one side of your pubic area and shave short strokes and rinse the razor often. Use a mirror to shave the lower area go down to in between your legs
repeat the other side of pubic region and let warm water run and you are done. ...Read more
Pubic hair: It is believed that the functions of pubic hair include the dissemination of pheromones and protection from the friction of sexual intercourse. Natural selection may also have sustained it because it can show a potential sexual partner that the other person is sexually mature and can reproduce. ...Read more
Germ protection: The coarse texture is meant to trap dirt and bacteria, and keep it out of inner genitalia. It has also been said that pubic hair forms an air pocket to keep the area cool. Another purpose of pubic hair is to give off pheromones, which are supposed to help attract a mate. ...Read more
Grooming: Grooming questions are out of bounds at the doctor's office. One does not go to the doctor for grooming tips. This is a medical site. Grooming has nothing to do with health or medical conditions. Grooming is a personal choice not a disease. ...Read more
You cannot.: Pubic hair is genetically programmed to be quite coarse. Conditioners cannot change the nature of the hairs, especially if trimmed. Thinning scissors are used by hair dressers & may help soften the overall texture. Waxing will allow regrowth with tapered ends; less coarse than clipped or shaved hairs. Otherwise, complete hair removal & shaving are the only way to really eliminate the problem. ...Read more
Puberty (pubarche): Pubic hair is a secondary sexual characteristic that appears under the influence of androgenic hormones during puberty. The timing depends on the individual, but usually between age 10-13. The development is described by the tanner scale. Disorders of hormonal development can lead to precocious puberty, resulting in the abnormally early development of pubic hair. ...Read more
JustWaitForManopause: Well, looking at your current age I'd guess for you it's maybe 50.For the normal person, like me & the rest of the (known)world they start sprouting in the earlier stages of puberty (like, 9 years of age) & take maybe 2-5 years before they'd impress the seniors at summer camp, when puberty is just about ending & when the base realities of the world begin. I bet you can't wait for the nose and ear hairs! ...Read more
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