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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
Male display: Most species have some feature that helps distinguish males from females. For us, the lower face and body hair follicles respond to testosterone; high levels produce growth of thick hairs in many (not all) men. The evolution of such characteristics is often puzzling. This essay seems reasonable http://www.Abc.Net.Au/science/articles/2009/09/08/2679925.Htm. ...Read more
I am not a hairy person, but would like to grow my beards, what should I do to make it grow well?
At this point: in your life there is really nothing to do if you have never had a full beard. If you have had a full beard and do not now and also have other symptoms of low testosterone such as fatigue, low Indio, muscle loss, etc. I would see your doctor for a testosterone check and exam, a thyroid panel should also be included. ...Read more
very hairy and thinking about hairremoval with laser for many parts of my body, is there any health risks associated with these lasers or are they ok?
All ok but: very expensive , time consuming and many repeats maybe needed, i did it 7 times and still get some hair on back , just shave often ...Read more
Varied.: In one long-term study the 10-year rates of relapse were 48 and 42 percent for subjects initially treated with cladribine or pentostatin, respectively. So it depends on treatment. Good news is that remission rates on relapse with treatment are also high (Medicine still works if it comes back). ...Read more
Oral Medicine Dentis: Hairy leukoplakia is associated with advanced hiv, but is rarely seen now when patients are treated with anti-retroviral therapy. Oral candida, with white patches on the tongue and oral mucosa, as a similar appearance, but can be scraped off. Dry mouth can lead to white hairy tongue. A number of other lesions have white appearances and should be evaluated by a qualified dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No problem: It depends on the cause of the hair growth but if it's genetic (you're always hairier than others) and not due to a hormone producing tumor, then no problem. If you are already pregnant, then you don't have the tumor mentioned above, so again, no problem giving birth. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more
Would discuss this: with your pharmacists who may have some insights about how to proceed. ...Read more
Please help! i want to be in relationship like other normal men. Any easy ways to reduce excess hairiness?
Let's talk: You're looking for somebody special, and there's already somebody right for you. Many women prefer a hairy man, most men are at least a little bit jealous, and the vast majority of women care only about who you are. And you could already have shaved yourself. Why not talk to some sensible folks -- anyone from a therapist to dad -- about what's really getting in the way of your finding romance? ...Read more