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Doctor insights on: Girls Underarm Hair Puberty

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Do girls need to shave their legs hair before puberty?

Do girls need to shave their legs hair before puberty?

No: Nobody ever needs to shave anything. You can shave anything you like but it is never necessary. What body parts people choose to shave are culturally determined and those preferrances change over time.

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more


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I don't have armpit and facial hair yet so is it possible that I have a late puberty?

I don't have armpit and facial hair yet so is it possible that I have a late puberty?

Yes it is possible: Growth of genitalia and pubic hair growth comes first. Armpit and facial hair comes later. Some man, especially some asian men never have much in the way of facial hair. Be patient hair will come. Then comes the choice "to shave or not to shave".

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I'm male 19yo and barely have any armpit hair and little facial hair. Is my puberty not over? Can I still grow some more?

I'm male 19yo and barely have any armpit hair and little facial hair. Is my puberty not over? Can I still grow some more?

Delayed puberty.: You need to consult an endocrinologist to do work up for yor hormons, & bone age, this would have been more helpful if it was done much earlier good luck.

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Hi, I am a freshman at highschool and I have not started puberty and I think that is a problem. I have no underarm hair, leg hair, or facial hair. My penis is 2 1/2 inches erect and it makes me have very low confidence.

Hi, I am a freshman at highschool and I have not started puberty and I think that is a problem. I have no underarm hair, leg hair, or facial hair. My penis is 2 1/2 inches erect and it makes me have very low confidence.

You: You might be very normal. Your pediatrician or primary doctor can check an lh ANS fsh, to see if you have testicular failure. Most teenage males do not look like porn starts, but niether do teenage girls.

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I'm just wondering, if you start puberty (breasts, pubic hair, armpit/ leg hair etc) will you start your period?

I'm just wondering, if you start puberty (breasts, pubic hair, armpit/ leg hair etc) will you start your period?

Sequence of events: The average first menses occurs about 2.5 years after the first breast bud. Girls will often see a little staining of their undies with mucous discharge a few months before the 1st event.

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I'm 18 and still haven't hit puberty, no armpit hair, facial hair, deep voice, small penis. When will I go through it, its making my life miserable?

I'm 18 and still haven't hit puberty, no armpit hair, facial hair, deep voice, small penis. When will I go through it, its making my life miserable?

Puberty: Most males will have gone through puberty by age 18. In rare cases it can be delayed another year or two. If you are concerned, you should get an evaluation by an endocrinologist and he can run the necessary tests to see if there are any other problems that could be delaying puberty.

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Precocious puberty hi, we have an 8 1/2 yr old boy. We are noticing that his underarm hair is visibly darker and has visible upper lip hair. He is prone to developing body odour, though does not drink enough water and sweats easily. We raised the conce

Precocious puberty hi, we have an 8 1/2 yr old boy. We are noticing that his underarm hair is visibly darker and has visible upper lip hair. He is prone to developing body odour, though does not drink enough water and sweats easily. We raised the conce

Andrenarche: What you are describing all fits with the activities of the adrenal glands, which can become more active a couple years before puberty.Boys first sign of puberty is the change in their testis from peanut size to giant olive. Your info was cut off mid sentence... I see this in normal kids. If concerned get a 2nd opinion.

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My daughter is nine years and six months. She is 134cm tall. She is showing signs of early puberty, like growth in underarms and a few pubic hair.

My daughter is nine years and six months. She is 134cm tall. She is showing signs of early puberty, like growth in underarms and a few pubic hair.

Non specific: Odor/underarm hair & darkening of genital hair are signs of hormonal effect from the adrenal glands rather than estrogen. Having these at 9.5y is normal. Nipple enlargement is the first true sign of female pubertal change & generally precedes menses by 2-3yrs.

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I'm Noel I'm 11 my testicals are sagging and growing hair is that puberty or what?

I'm Noel I'm 11 my testicals are sagging and growing hair is that puberty or what?

Puberty has begun: Puberty has begun! The first changes that young men experience for puberty are changes in their scrotum (the sack that holds the testicles), increase in testicle size and the development of pubic hair.

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Should your pubic hair be blonde at the start of puberty?

Not necessarily: Prior to puberty, the hair in the genital area is very fine, but may not necessarily be blond.

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My 14 year old son has small black hairs above his penis, is he going through puberty?

Yes: Puberty is the process of physical changes by which a child's body matures into an adult body capable of sexual reproduction to enable fertilization. On average, boys begin puberty at ages 11–12. And usually complete puberty by ages 16–17. Pubic hair often appears on a boy shortly after the genitalia begin to grow and first appears at the base of the penis.

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My 14 year son has very small hairs on his scrotum after that what occurs in puberty and how long until it happens and how long will it last?

Variable: Who can predict the future, but it's beginning and will continue as programmed by his genetics. How long, etc. Is impossible to say in advance. Ask your pediatrician. It'll probably be similar to your puberty.

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I am 33 years old men and I have puberty of asthma when I was 10 yrs now I don't have facial hair? What is the medication of late facial hair?

I am 33 years old men and I have puberty of asthma when I was 10 yrs now I don't have facial hair? What is the medication of late facial hair?

Facial Hair: Unfortunately you may not be able to have facial hair. It is thought that up to 20% of men do not have hair follicles and cannot grow facial hair.

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Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more