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Not always: Most cases of hairy leukoplakia are reported in HIV patients and is related to ebv infection. However, it has also been reported in patients without hiv. Patients with immune compromise (post-transplant) or autoimmune problems may develop hairy leukoplakia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: If the hair does not go away after several months, or is limited to a tuft of hair on the lower back, bring this to the attention of your physician. The first may just be familial, or could be related to a number of problems. The second could indicate a problem with the spine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Genetics: Some ethnicities have more than others; within each, the amount of hair varies considerably. Male hormones are required to express the tendency, and a woman with some extra male hormones may remain a functioning woman but have more hair than a smooth man. Some folks like more body hair, some prefer smooth; more men are now keeping it trimmed for comfort / convenience. ...Read more
No.: Hairy babies often are covered in a type of hair called lanugo. This usually falls out in weeks to months. When a baby comes from a hairy mom and a hairy dad, that baby is likely to grow up to be hairy, whether male or female. Conversely hairless parents rarely produce very hairy children. And in response to your question; not if they're girls. ...Read more
Sexual dimorphism: This has evolved as a way for a man to demonstrate sexual maturity / virility. The whole subject of evolution of traits that distinguish grown men from grown women, why they vary between species and between members of the same species (many women say they prefer smooth men), is a fascinating read in the realm of evolutionary biology. ...Read more
Tom Selleck????: Was that him? Perhaps the most macho, gifted, sought after man during the "magnum" series which i believe ran for 8 seasons here in hawaii. The only topper for this show was the original "5.0, which ran for 12 years. Thomas was the idol of the era, as were many of his cast, don't worry about the hair, its been popular for decades, the most important thing is a genuine character, and good actor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genetics: Typically in men it is a genetic predisposition. Certain ethnic groups tend to have more hair then others. Sometimes there can be some hormonal causes, but it is uncommon in men. Certainly if this is a new thing, I'd see a physician. ...Read more
Maybe: I take it you're not fully grown. Heredity determines a man's body hair quantity. Body hair goes in and out of fashion and different men and women claim to have different preferences. Hairier men tend to develop male pattern baldness sooner. Male good looks are more about physical fitness than anything else. I hope you get what you want, and that you are comfortable overall with your body. ...Read more
Genetics: Except for a handful of unusual conditions (persistent lanugo, porphyria cutanea tarda), the amount of body hair that a man gets is determined by genetics; hairier men tend to become bald sooner. I'm glad for his sake that he likes his genetic heritage, and since this won't change, perhaps you can pretend to like it as well. Some stars such as alec baldwin (photo) also embraced the hairy look. ...Read more
A 25 year old man. I am hairy. I have hairy shoulders and even some appearing on my earlobes. I have got more hairy since I was 18. Is this normal?
Yes: The amount of body hair both men and women have is highly variable; the range of normal is very wide.Hair growth is strongly correlated with the amount of androgen (testosterone) hormones. As you matured, likely more of these hormones were produced. Dealing with it is personal preference. I would say at least carefully trim your earlobes with scissors. Ask intimate partners about preferences:) ...Read more
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