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Body Hair (Definition)

Hair follicles are distributed throughout the skin with the exception of the palms, soles and glaborous skin of the genitalia. The hair follicle first forms in the eyebrows, upper lips, and chin at 9 weeks gestation. The bulk of the remaining follicles begin to develop at 4 to 5 months gestation in a ...Read more


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Expert opinions? Is there any cure to reduce excess body hair?

Expert opinions? Is there any cure to reduce excess body hair?

Your optinos: Trusting you're a male naturally "blessed" with a lot of body hair. Most other men are at least a little bit jealous, and many hairy guys love it, but it's your choice (and your partner's, if you've got somebody). There's a whole culture of "manscaping" with trimming and even styling of body hair. Shaving, waxing, and (if you're sure) electrolysis / lasers are all options for you.

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Is excess body hair a medical problem?

Is excess body hair a medical problem?

In a man, no: There's a quack claim that a man with excess body hair has a "hormone imbalance" that needs to be "treated'. This is baloney. If you're naturally hairy, enjoy it, or trim what you don't want. Cheers.

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Is excess body hair common in pregnancy?

Is excess body hair common in pregnancy?

Yes: The hormone Progesterone is very high in pregnancy and has male hormone side effects including hair growth.

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How can I manage excess body hair in pregnancy?

Hair remover: It it due to the high levels of Progesterone which acts like a male hormone. It can cause hair growth.

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How can I testosterone and hence excess body hair?

How can I testosterone and hence excess body hair?

Not sure of your Q: We know that giving someone excess testosterone can increase body & facial hair. If we give just enough testosterone to someone w/hypogonadism (low t), it shouldn't affect hair growth much, unless that testosterone is converted into dihydrotestosterone, which can cause male pattern baldness. Don't forget that genetics & ethnicity play a role in hair growth, too.

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I thought birth control reduces excessive body hair but I read online the opposite?

I thought birth control reduces excessive body hair but I read online the opposite?

It does: All birth control pills can help combat hirsutism (excessive hair growth) by binding male hormones (androgen) thereby decreasing its biological activity. However, it will not cause loss of existing hair.

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I have excessive body hair but my parents and grandparents have quite less body hair. My facial hair are thick and coarse. Please help me?

I have excessive body hair but my parents and grandparents have quite less body hair. My facial hair are thick and coarse. Please help me?

What's wrong: Before we can appropriately treat you, we need to find out what's going on. See your doctor. He/she will listin to you, perform an examination, and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong.

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What can I do for excessive body hair?

What can I do for excessive body hair?

Depends on the cause: You need workup with blood work to check hormones and other blood, to make sure you do not have anything strange causing the excessive hair, there are many various txments including laser hair removal.

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How does one deal with excessive body hair?

How does one deal with excessive body hair?

Man or woman?: Excess body hair in women usually needs a medical evaluation. Even if it's simply one's heredity, it's a minus & best treated with electroysis / laser Rx unless the woman / her partner very much like it. A man who's naturally hairy can enjoy it, or shave / trim / wax what he doesn't want -- "manscaping" -- or get it permanently removed with electrolysis / laser if he's sure that's what he wants.

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What could be causing dark excessive body hair?

Excess body hair: Several possibilities. This may be a hormonal problem called hirsutism due to an imbalance of hormones. Discuss this with your doctor to find out the cause and obtain proper treatment.

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How do I thin out my excessive body hair? (a male)

How do I thin out my excessive body hair? (a male)

Laser: Laser hair reduction or ipl (intense pulsed light) treatments will permanently decrease unwanted hair in many cases.

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Do any men find excessive body hair attractive at all?

It may to some: Most men are turned off by women with body hair, beard and other parts of body. But there are few men who find it attractive beauty is in the eyes of beholder.

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What is the definition or description of: Excessive body hair?

Excessive body hair: Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Excessive body hair is when noticeable body hair is found in areas that it would not normally be expected. Hirsutism.

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How can I feel confident as a woman with excess body hair?

How can I feel confident as a woman with excess body hair?

What do you ask?: Please forgive my frankness. The world is not fair, and cosmetic defects are both personal and professional liabilities. In many (most?) cultures, a masculine pattern of body hair on a woman is a strong negative. It's cruel to tell a person to "be confident" rather than deal with the situation. See about electrolysis or laser Rx. These should be cheap and easily available.

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Please let me know if there is any way to reduce excess body hair?

Please let me know if there is any way to reduce excess body hair?

What do you want?: If you're a female, it's wise to have masculine-type body hair removed by electrolysis or lasers unless it's something you very much like. A man naturally "blessed" with body hair gets to choose. Many men (and many women who admire us) love it, while other folks prefer smooth. Shaving, waxing, and (if you're sure) electrolysis / lasers are all options. Best wishes.

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What could be the probable reason of excessive body hair in men if not hereditary?

What could be the probable reason of excessive body hair in men if not hereditary?

Family: It is probably a family trait somewhere down the line, as long as there are no other signs and symptoms of "too much" male hormone.

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What hormones are responsible for excessive body hair?

What hormones are responsible for excessive body hair?

Not hormones: A man with a normal amount of testosterone will be hairy or smooth depending on his genetic background. It's the skin's ability to respond. Taking extra testosterone won't turn a smooth man hairy -- if it did, the steroid monsters at the gym would all grow extra body hair, and by and large they do not. Smooth or hairy, I hope you like who you are -- or shave / "manscape" what you don't want.

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