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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


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Is there any way I can grow my armpit hair faster?

Is there any way I can grow my armpit hair faster?

Healthy diet: Just as with helping any hair on your body grow at its best, it helps to eat a well balanced diet. Taking a "hair, skin and nails" vitamin/mineral supplement may help too. ...Read more

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When will my son begin to grow facial and armpit hair?

When will my son begin to grow facial and armpit hair?

Puberty: Boys develop facial, axillary and genital hair when they go through puberty. The timing depends on many factors we don't understand including genetics so typically boys will do what their fathers did. However there seems to be a trend toward earlier puberty these days. We do not know why but I suspect some hormonal influences from the foods we eat or our environment. ...Read more

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I'm 23 y.o I have very minimal armpit hair. I want to grow armpit hair. What can be done or are there any medicines that might help. Thanks.

We're all different: Some people don't have much body hair at all. It's the way God made us -everyone's unique. Many people dislike having armpit hair -as it can lead to odor etc. In ur case, I think a hormonal work-up might be in order if there are other findings of hormonal imbalance. A good family history can help - i.e. do others in the family have little armpit hair? I think any treatments would depend on cause ...Read more

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Could plucking your armpit hairs make them grow slower? Would they eventually thin out and stop growing?

Could plucking your armpit hairs make them grow slower? Would they eventually thin out and stop growing?

Unfortunately not: That would be s wonderful thing for lots of people if only it would work that way. Laser hair removal is about the closest thing you will get to stoping the hair from not coming back. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 18 and struggle to grow armpit hair?

Endocrinologist: Without more details, or even knowing your gender it is very hard to give you an answer. In general, though, there might be an issue with hormone levels and you'd want that checked out by an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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From one day to another small lump under armpit where hair does not grow painful and somewhat red? What can it be!?

From one day to another small lump under armpit where hair does not grow painful and somewhat red? What can it be!?

Still fofollicular: Even tho there's no axillary hair, there's still hair growing there & all over our bodies. A small follicle can also b infected so I would consult a dermatologist or general surgeon & have it evaluated. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and don't have a lot of facial hair, my genitals haven't seem to grow much. My voice has changed and I have armpit hair tho. Low testosterone?

I'm 18 and don't have a lot of facial hair, my genitals haven't seem to grow much. My voice has changed and I have armpit hair tho. Low testosterone?

How's it working?: If you're horny like other guys your age, and are having erections and ejaculations like they are, then things are going to be fine. Around 5% of men never get chest or good facial hair. Mr. Newman (photo), considered the best-looking male specimen of his age, never complained. If you're not having an ejaculation at least every few days, get with your personal physician now. ...Read more

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I'm 23 and still has small amount if hair in the armpit. What to intake or what should I do? Beard and pubic is thick. Need to grow pit hair. Thanks

Don't do anything: Leave it alone- if it was meant to be for you to have alot of hair in your armpits, you would. It might come in on its own, or having less hair in your pits doesn't make you less of a man. ...Read more

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Ok I'm 16 and my penis is no larger than 1 in and when erect its 3-4 inches l.I have pubic hair but no armpit hair or facial hair, will my penis grow?

Ok I'm 16 and my penis is no larger than 1 in and when erect its 3-4 inches l.I have pubic hair but no armpit hair or facial hair, will my penis grow?

See below: You may have what is not uncommon and known as constitutional delayed puberty: a delay in the onset or physical maturation process that occurs during puberty, but which otherwise ultimately ends with normal maturation including penis/testicle size and body hair disrubution. Other less common causes. Recommend you talk to your parents about seeing a pediatric endocrinologist for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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When will my penis grow in girth? I am just starting to see arm and armpit hair growth. I can also see a bit of hair above my lip. I have a pubic hair

When will my penis grow in girth? I am just starting to see arm and armpit hair growth. I can also see a bit of hair above my lip. I have a pubic hair

You are okay...: Glad to see you do well in developing secondary sex characteristics as described since physical growth will naturally stop soon after reaching adulthood as predetermined by genetic codes - for men, roughly at 18. So, don't worry and enjoy your youth and teens to unfold your life in decades to come. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 18 and I am very concerned about me penis size and voice. I am covered in hair (face, legs, pubes) but cannot grow armpit hair. My voice is still high also. My penis is about 1" flaccid and about 4.5" erect. Am I just a very late bloomer or shoul

A Fine Penis: I had a girlfriend who loved me for my "versatile" penis. Don't get hung up on it, they love them all. If someone dumps you just for a larger guy, you don't want her anyway.
If concerned about endocrine status, start with a family Doc, who you should have anyway. There's a big normal range, so don't worry until you have a complete workup and a Dr. Tells you to worry, which seems unlikely. ...Read more

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Does arm pit hair grow at the same rate as other hair?

Does arm pit hair grow at the same rate as other hair?

No: Different parts of body have different % and duration of hair follicles in the growth phase (anagen). In general the rate of anagen is proportional to length of the hair. In other words, people who have difficulty growing long hair on their scalp have a shorter anagen. Normal anagen duration: scalp 2-6 yrs, eyebrows 4-8 wks, beard/chin 1 yr, armpits 4 months etc.. ...Read more

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My penis is 5 inches since I was 13 years old and I am now 17 and 6 month I barely have arm hair and my penis hasn't grown since. Will it grow anymore?

My penis is 5 inches since I was 13 years old and I am now 17 and 6 month I barely have arm hair and my penis hasn't grown since. Will it grow anymore?

Possibly: You may have another growth spurt, but even if you don't your size is completely normal as is. Penis size varies greatly. Honestly when it comes down to pleasing your partner it is not about size. It is about being thoughtful, caring, and giving. Check in with your partner about how they are feeling and what feels good for them. That's what counts! Also masturbating can NOT affect size! ...Read more

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I'm a 40 year old female who seems to no longer grow hair on her legs or arm pits. What could be the cause?

I'm a 40 year old female who seems to no longer grow hair on her legs or arm pits. What could be the cause?

Thyroid is one: Possible cause. Please see your doc. He/she can do lab work to see if indicated. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm 17 and my penis is 3 hard and that's pushing it and my girth is just bigger than my finger.... am I ever going to grow? Also I'm pretty late in puberty, I can grow chops, I have pubic hair, arm put hair, and my voice already kinda deepen. Also I'm a

I'm 17 and my penis is 3 hard and that's pushing it and my girth is just bigger than my finger.... am I ever going to grow? Also I'm pretty late in puberty, I can grow chops, I have pubic hair, arm put hair, and my voice already kinda deepen. Also I'm a

Puberty Takes time: "From the time puberty starts until it is fully complete can be several years. It often takes 3 to 5 years from onset to completion. Penis size during puberty is greatly influenced by the stage of puberty." *

Give yourself some time.

Also, remember, your doctor is used to talking about these topics. I know it seems strange, but your doctor won't freak out on you, I promise.

*DrGreene. Com ...Read more

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I do not get why I don't have armpit hair, should I be concerned?

Anything else?: Some women never get their periods or any armpit or pubic hair. These folks have androgen insensitivity. If you have normal adult body hair elsewhere, I'm not familiar with what you describe -- please forgive me and ask again. ...Read more

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Hey. I'm 16 years old and I want have armpit hair. I don't have nothing"?

No hurry: Do you have pubic hair? If you do, do not worry about your armpits. Those hair will come in due time. If you do not have pubic or armpit hair by the time you turn 18, it would be time to see a doctor. ...Read more

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My armpits itch a lot some times, yes I do have armpit hair. I don't know why if my hygiene is very good.

My armpits itch a lot some times, yes I do have armpit hair. I don't know why if my hygiene is very good.

Several possible...: ...Causes. Could be from perspiration, shaving, eczema, or reaction to antiperspirant/deodorant, or infection (less likely). See a doctor if persists or worsens. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am a 17 year old highschool runner and still don't have armpit hair. I feel like I should be faster than I am, but my body isn't mature enough...

I am a 17 year old highschool runner and still don't have armpit hair. I feel like I should be faster than I am, but my body isn't mature enough...

Incomplete question: When you submit a question, you need to provide enough background information for site docs to review and a concise question that reflects the info submitted. Do you have other signs of puberty? If you are relatively short and have few signs of puberty, you need to see your doc and get some testing done. You may have hormonal or other problems holding you back. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm 16 and 1/2 (male) and haven't got armpit hair. Is this normal and will I get it?

What do you suggest if I'm 16 and 1/2 (male) and haven't got armpit hair. Is this normal and will I get it?

What else?: Most young men get their armpit hair after their pubic hair has been developing for a few years. If you are having normal erections and ejaculations, be thankful for good health. Many men have sparse body hair everywhere above the waist, and many women seem to prefer a man like this. ...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". ...Read more