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What causes someone's body to be really hairy?

What causes someone's body to be really hairy?

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

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What causes hairy armpits?

What causes hairy armpits?

Normal: All adults grow armpit hair along with pubic hair. The amount of hair is genetically determined, especially for men, and i'd be much more worried if an adult loses it. In the usa, most women and many men shave here. ...Read more

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Normal to have hairy anus?

Normal to have hairy anus?

Yes: The amount of hair that people have on different parts of their body varies from person to person and from culture to culture. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my eyebrows are really hairy!!!!!!?

What do you suggest if my eyebrows are really hairy!!!!!!?

Trim it: You can use wax , laser or remove it with tweezers. It's better to have more than less. ...Read more

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Any reason why are men far hairier than women, in general?

Any reason why are men far hairier than women, in general?

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

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I am very hairy. I want to remove hairs from my body. Please suggest?

I am very hairy. I want to remove hairs from my body. Please suggest?

Waxing: This is still the best. Don't do anything permanent (laser, electrolysis) until you've found your permanent partner -- many folks like "hairy". ...Read more

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Is it normal and ok for a man to be really hairy if it's genetically not supposed to be?

Is it normal and ok for a man to be really hairy if it's genetically not supposed to be?

Whoa: Being hairy is the result of a complex array of genes that may not be expressed in other members of your family. Dad and maternal granddad can be smooth and junior can grow up luxuriating in body hair. Anyone telling you otherwise is offering pseudoscience. ...Read more

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I am not a hairy person, but would like to grow my beards, what should I do to make it grow well?

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

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Should I be worried that my baby is hairy?

Should I be worried that my baby is hairy?

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 more

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What can cause someone to be excessively hairy?

What can cause someone to be excessively hairy?

Need to know time: If the hair growth is new, hormone change can be the cause. If it is chronic, it may be inherited. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have hairy nipples?

Is it normal to have hairy nipples?

Yes: Some women have hair on the nipples and usually also on chest. This does respond to laser hair removal if this disturbs you. ...Read more

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How often does hairy cell leukima return?

How often does hairy cell leukima return?

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

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How can I tell if I have a hairy leukoplakia?

How can I tell if I have a hairy leukoplakia?

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 more

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Help! what can be causing my hairy leukoplakia?

Help! what can be causing my hairy leukoplakia?

Hairy Leukoplakia: Primary cause may be epstein-barr virus (ebv), although excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, chewing tobacco, chronic irritation, combination of these factors may play a role. I hope you are seeing an oral surgeon for evaluation, monitoring and possible biopsy. ...Read more

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Medication for hormone inbalance. Overly hairy?

Medication for hormone inbalance. Overly hairy?

See your doctor: You may be overweight and Insulin resistant and even have pcos. You could also have genetic hair growth if you're from middle european ancestry. Your doctor can sort this out for you. ...Read more

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How are leukoplakia & hairy leukoplakia different?

Different: Hlp is a variant of leukoplakia and is seen in HIV positive people. Leukoplakia is caused by the epstein barr virus. ...Read more

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Is it more difficult for hairy women to get pregnant?

Is it more difficult for hairy women to get pregnant?

Not so !: Female hair in arms and legs is mostly familial, ethnic and not infertility related. Female hirsutism, coarse hair in the midline , lips and chest may be associated to ovulation disorders such as polycystic ovarian syndrome. See your physician ...Read more