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Male,mid30s.Always soft hair on head,started balding mid-20s.Body hair not thick,increasing growth on the back.Hair loss on fingers and calves.Why?

Male,mid30s.Always soft hair on head,started balding mid-20s.Body hair not thick,increasing growth on the back.Hair loss on fingers and calves.Why?

Genetics/endocrine: This may be an inheritable genetic trait or possibly a thyroid dysfunction. Please consult your physician for further testing. ...Read more

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can a woman use bleach on her face and hair removal cream on her arms during ist trimester of pregnancy?

Can a woman use bleach on her face and hair removal cream on her arms during ist trimester of pregnancy?

Okay But Why: It is most likely safe to do both of those but there could be some absorbtion of the cream and depending on the ingredients could possibly have some detrimental effect on the baby. Let's put it this way- if something were to happen to the baby, even if it had nothing to do with the cream, you will probably always beat yourself up for it, thinking you were to blame. Why take the risk? ...Read more

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What happens to hirsutism & scalp hair loss or thinning in a pcos woman during pregnancy and during breast feeding? will both symptoms diminish?

What happens to hirsutism & scalp hair loss or thinning in a pcos woman during pregnancy and during breast feeding? will both symptoms diminish?

Hair, pregnancy: Hirsutism does not change during pregnancy or breast feeding largely because hair that has already grown in will not go away unless shaved/ plucked/ etc. Hair thinning is not so much affected by PCOS to begin with, but women sometimes have temporary alterations in head hair, particularly after delivery. Check out telogen effluvium online. Good wishes. ...Read more

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What causes excessive hair growth on a woman's stomach after baby?

What causes excessive hair growth on a woman's stomach after baby?

Most likely PCOS: There are a few conditions that can cause unwanted hair growth in women (hirsuitism). Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) is the most common, affecting 8-10% of women. Hair growth in the midline of the body (face, chin, lower stomach, back) can be due to pcos. Weight gain can make pcos symptoms worse. We diagnose pcos with blood tests and a sonogram, and treatments can reduce the hair growth. ...Read more

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I have excessive hair growth all over my body. Taking vitamins and eating healthy changes the structure of the hair, some might fall off. Problem?

I have excessive hair growth all over my body. Taking vitamins and eating healthy changes the structure of the hair, some might fall off. Problem?

Vitamins will: Not change hair growth. Healthy eating is always a good thing. Males have more hair than females and you need to look at the hair growth patterns of your male ancestors, as most hair growth is related to genetics. Southern european ancestry is usually the "hariest". ...Read more

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Does Duphaston 10 prevent follicular growth and prevent ovulation if taken on cycle day 14 , and the follicular size are 11, 10, 8 mm on cycle day 13?

Does Duphaston 10 prevent follicular growth and prevent ovulation if taken on cycle day 14 , and the follicular size are 11, 10, 8 mm on cycle day 13?

Probably: I won't guarantee it but a synthetic progestin probably will delay or possibly defer a normal ovulation. You don't give any cycle information, but 11 mm is sorta small for day 13 in a normal 28 day cycle. ...Read more

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Can i undergo full body waxing including bikini wax during my pregnancy. ?I m on my 19th week.

Can i undergo full body waxing including bikini wax during my pregnancy. ?I m on my 19th week.

Waxing: The risk is infection at the site of hair roots and that could cause issue with the pregnancy so go easy on the bikini line. ...Read more

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Am I getting excessive body hair growth or normal puberty?

Am I getting excessive body hair growth or normal puberty?

Need an exam: The question can only be answered by being examined in a doctor's office, if you want to follow up. Most 42 year olds aren't going through puberty though, right? Or did your age show up wrong? ...Read more

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Does a pcos woman have a new scalp hair regrowth during pregnancy?how can pregnancy affect scalp hair?

Does a pcos woman have a new scalp hair regrowth during pregnancy?how can pregnancy affect scalp hair?

Pregnancy and hair : during pregnancy a higher percentage of your hair moves into the growth phase. After delivering a higher percentage goes into the sheading phase. This results in postpartum hair loss called telogen effluvium. This is not unique to PCOS patients ...Read more

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Do I have pcos because my facial hairs grow hair fall, it turns white irregularity in periods and also weight gain my weight is 65 kg height is 5'2"?

Do I have pcos because my facial hairs grow hair fall, it turns white irregularity in periods and also weight gain my weight is 65 kg  height is 5'2"?

PCOS diagnosis: Pcos symptoms: weight gain, acne, thinning scalp hair, excess hair growth, irregular or absent periods, difficulty conceiving, and ovarian cysts, and it elevates risk for Insulin resistance. Usually there is excess of androgens, male hormones. The 2003 criteria for diagnosis are 2 of 3 of androgen excess, ovulatory dysfunction, and polycystic ovaries. You need blood tests and ovary ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is electrolysis hair removal on the face safe during pregnancy?

Is electrolysis hair removal on the face safe during pregnancy?

Electrolysis: I'll be very frank with you. . . **i** don't feel it is safe for anyone. Certainly not it pregnancy, where two people are involved and one cannot yet make the decision, but even non-gravid women should know that it's almost a worthless pursuit -- it really doesn't work very well, and the risks of scarring, infections, and so forth are really significant. I don't recommend it! ...Read more

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Placental cysts during pregnancy?It measures 6.6cm and my unborn baby girl is on the small side at 2 weeks behind

Placental cysts during pregnancy?It measures 6.6cm and my unborn baby girl is on the small side at 2 weeks behind

Hmmm: Close follow up and serial ultrasounds wil be key to deciding when to deliver the baby. Non stress tests will also be helpful in the close follow up on the baby. ...Read more

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Can a high level dhea cause wgt gain in the abd area? Re 4 dhea test.. pcos, Irregular periods, hair growth(neck, chest, stomach and legs), bone ache

Can a high level dhea cause wgt gain in the abd area? Re 4 dhea test.. pcos, Irregular periods, hair growth(neck, chest, stomach and legs), bone ache

PCOS: If you have PCOS, it's the metabolic syndrome that's driving your weight gain, not the DHEA. The DHEA causes acne, hair growth where it's not supposed to be, hair loss on the head and heavy/prolonged periods. ...Read more

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Can putting on tight clothing during pregnancy have negative effects on the baby?

Can putting on tight clothing during pregnancy have negative effects on the baby?

Uterus stron muscle: Your uterus is very strong muscle that will protect baby from restrictive clothing. You would have to wear something so tight that you would be unbearably uncomfortable in order for blood flow to the baby to be compromised. The one problem you may run into if wearing too tight stockings/socks can lead to water retention in the legs towards the end of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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I heard there's hormonal pills for hirsutism. ..excessive hair growth, I'm black and I was wondering do these pills stop hair growth on head as well?

I heard there's hormonal pills for hirsutism. ..excessive hair growth, I'm black and I was wondering do these pills stop hair growth on head as well?

No: No, they work on the areas where the hair follicle is sensitive to (male) hormones by inhibiting the effect of testosterone which accelerates growth. In the case of the head (scalp) hair the excessive testosterone effect leads to hair falling (androgenetic alopecia) and this can be mitigated by the anti hirsutism pills. Thus these pills would slow head hair falling, not slow hair growth on head. ...Read more

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Placenta with biotin will this grow my hair out long and fast?

Placenta with biotin will this grow my hair out long and fast?

No.: The rate of hair growth cannot be effected by oral or topical supplements or medications. Biotin has been known to strengthen hair and nails if the diet is deficient in this nutrient. ...Read more

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M unmarried if i do liposuction on arms. Then in future during pregnancy when there is weight gain will d fat come back?

M unmarried if i do liposuction on arms. Then in future during pregnancy when there is weight gain will d fat come back?

Not likely to return: If you experience normal weight gain during pregnancy the fat is unlikely to return. If however you gain significantly more than your ideal body weight (~20%) in true fat accumulation then it is possible for the fat to return in areas that were suctioned ...Read more