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Is it true exess body hair is from to much testosterone?

Is it true exess body hair is from to much testosterone?

Possibly: It is one cause that should be evaluated, but ethnicity and genetics play a big part as well. See your doctor. ...Read more

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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Can testosterone and estrogen control how much body hair you get?

Can testosterone and estrogen control how much body hair you get?

Testostrone, yes: Androgen hormones like testosterone can cause abnormal male pattern hair growth if the female percentage rises above 2-3% of the total hormone levels. Genetics also contribute to extra hair growth(hirsutism). ...Read more

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Does more body hair means more testosterone?

Does more body hair means more testosterone?

In men, no: A man with a normal amount of testosterone will have a growth of body hair determined by his genetics. Men taking extra testosterone for bodybuilding seldom gain significant additional body hair growth. ...Read more

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Does more body hair (for males) mean I have more testosterone than others? In other words, ss there any correlation between body hair and testosterone?

Does more body hair (for males) mean I have more testosterone than others? In other words, ss there any correlation between body hair and testosterone?

Testosterone: Studies have shown a proportional relationship of testosterone levels to the amount of body hair. The hair growth response to testosterone differs in different parts of the body. Hence, in some men, for example, testosterone promotes hair growth in the abdomen and back while hair growth is suppressed in the scalp, leading to male pattern baldness. ...Read more

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As an adult male have always had slightly high pitched voice and not much body hair. Is there something i can do/take? Testosterone?

As an adult male have always had slightly high pitched voice and not much body hair. Is there something i can do/take? Testosterone?

Not really!: Genetics play a factor in both body hair and voice pitch! these are potential signs, but you should have both total and free testosterone levels checked. Only then, if your levels are low, should you be placed on testosterone! ...Read more

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Does testosterone influence body hair growth?

Does testosterone influence body hair growth?

Kinda, sorta: Body hair doesn't necessarily reflect testosterone levels which vary quite a bit during the day. However, higher testosterone is wasted as dihydrotestosterone which can cause loss of scalp hair. Genetics, as in family & ethnicity, probably have more to do w/body, facial & scalp hair. Of course, excess t in women can cause unwanted facial hair. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Testosterone level high increase body hair growth?

Testosterone level high increase body hair growth?

Maybe but it depends: Testosterone is converted into dihydrotestosterone (dht), which is androgenic - makes you more masculine. Dht is what stimulates male pattern body hair as well as male pattern baldness. Body & scalp hair also depend upon genetics, such as your family & ethnicity. In other words, if everyone in your family has lots of body hair, you will most likely have lots, too. But so can excess testosterone. ...Read more

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M 29 years old male with serum testosterone level 674 ng/dl.I have very less facial n body hair. What medication should I take?

M 29 years old male with serum testosterone level 674 ng/dl.I have very less facial n body hair. What medication should I take?

None.: You are giving your total testosterone level, not as good as free. However, this is above average. Facial and body hair are not only deterrmined by tesosterone levels but also by genetics. Chines and japanese are relatively hairless comapred to most caucasians, but hormone levels are identical. The same is true for most african blacks. No ethical physican would supplment you! ...Read more

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Can perrson having deNSE chest and body hair means mote testosterone or more estradiol?

Can perrson having deNSE chest and body hair means mote testosterone or more estradiol?

Hirsutism: Excess hair growth is often due to increased testosterone not estrogen. . This can be related to polycystic ovaries or a genetic predisposition. There are medications that help reduce the amount of circulating testosterone and block hair growth. See you doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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In my late puberty i was treated with testosterone to help me grow, could this be related to my excessive body hair growth?

In my late puberty i was treated with testosterone to help me grow, could this be related to my excessive body hair growth?

Side effects: Yes, testosterone can cause excessive hair growth. I would advise you to see your pcp for additional recommendations regarding this issue. Take care. ...Read more

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My serum testosterone level is 673 ng/dl. I have very less facial n body hair n poor muscle development. What should I do?

My serum testosterone level is 673 ng/dl. I have very less facial n body hair n poor muscle development. What should I do?

Exercise: Facial hair is based on genetics. What kind of facial hair did your father, grandfather, uncles, etc. Have? Your testosterone is normal, and not a problem. Muscle development can be radically improved by diet, exercise, & weight loss ( if needed). Avoid supplements which won't help and can harm you. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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If my excessive body hair growth is not related to genetics or a high level of testosterone could there be some underlying problem?

You could have : Polycystic ovarian syndrome where there usually is too much testosterone and also other hormone imbalances and irregular periods. Also higher rates of depression than in women without it. Seek care if it bothers you. ...Read more

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If my excessive body hair growth is not related to genetics or a high level of testosterone could there be some underlying problem (man)?

If my excessive body hair growth is not related to genetics or a high level of testosterone could there be some underlying problem (man)?

See answer: Hypertrichosis is excessive hair growth over and above the normal for the age, sex and race of an individual, in contrast to hirsutism, which is excess hair growth in women.
The cause of hypertrichosis is unknown. In a few select cases, it has been related to medication or systemic disease (see link)
http://www.Merckmanuals.Com/professional/dermatologic_disorders/hair_disorders/hirsutism.Html. ...Read more

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I am 5'11 and weigh 140 lbs, would taking testosterone supplements stimulate body hair growth and growth of genital?

I am 5'11 and weigh 140 lbs, would taking testosterone supplements stimulate body hair growth and growth of genital?

No. Enjoy who U R: You're a grown man and if you're having normal erections and ejaculations you're probably got maxed-out on your testosterone like the rest of us. Even gym-rats who take huge amounts of real testosterone don't get hairier or have their equipment grow. Smooth men get much less hair loss & most women seem to prefer it; a shorter penis is likely to get harder & stimulate a woman's best nerves easier. ...Read more

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Low libido, abdominal fat gain, loss of body hair, causes? Anything i can do about low testosterone?

You need a check up: See your doctor for a physical exam. There may be a hormonal problem. Are you physically active? Is obesity an issue? There could be a thyroid disorder. This could be simple obesity and deconditioning. You need an exam and laboratory tests. ...Read more

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I have bad skin& hair, prone to acne, excessive body hair & an athletic body shape. If a blood test shows I have high testosterone what can I be given?

It won't. : You won't have high t. You may have high conversion of t to Dht which causes some of your symptoms. You need to practice food facial hygiene, trim body hair regularly and celebrate your athletic body. ...Read more

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I have polycystic ovaries and high levels of shbg. I am showing signs of high testosterone (excess body hair, acne, absent periods, etc). Why is this?

I have polycystic ovaries and high levels of shbg. I am showing signs of high testosterone (excess body hair, acne, absent periods, etc). Why is this?

Part of the disease: Unfortunately it is part of the disease process , in addition most with pco will tend to be obese , irregular periods , will have fertility problems , along with associated diabetes and hypertension , do not get discouraged , now good treatments are available , now it is the time follow with your doctor closely with out missing appointments. ...Read more

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Is it true that dianette is effective for reducing body hair?

Big picture: If you're a female, and want to reduce body hair, your best choice is electrolysis / laser Rx or some similar procedure. Your choice of a contraceptive pill is a serious one and shouldn't be determined by a wish to lose androgenic hairs. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that birth control will help with body hair ?

Is it actually true that birth control will help with body hair ?

Yes, often: Excess body hair in areas affected by sex hormones (face, upper back, upper abdomen, breast/chest) increases with higher levels of androgens ("male" hormones). The ocp suppresses their production, increases the blood binding protein (shbg) and thus the amount of free, active hormone. Slowly, the excess hair thins and stops increasing. Other methods also help cosmetically. ...Read more

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Is minoxidil safe for female? is it true that it increases facial and body hair growth in female?

Is minoxidil safe for female? is it true that  it increases  facial and body hair growth in female?

Lower strength: Minoxidil is safe in females but is used in the half strength of the male version of the Rogaine (minoxidil). However, hair growth in unwanted areas can still occur, even at the lower strength. You may have to stop application if unwanted hair growth occurs. ...Read more

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Is it true that birth control pills reduces body hair?

Is it true that birth control pills reduces body hair?

Possibly: Pills may reduce the body hair in women whose androgen (male-like hormone) level is abnormally high. It is not very effective. ...Read more

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Does your testosterone level determine how much hair you grow on your body?

Yes & no: Testosterone is both anabolic & androgenic. Androgenic is what gives you male characteristics. Testosterone is also broken down into Dht (dihydrotestosterone) which is purely androgenic. Too much Dht can cause male pattern hair loss. But after all this, don't forget that genetics also has a major role in hair growth. Think of your family & your ethnicity when it comes to genetics. ...Read more

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Why do I grow some dark hairs around my nipples? (I am a female) Is it related to the amount of testosterone in the body?

Why do I grow some dark hairs around my nipples? (I am a female) Is it related to the amount of testosterone in the body?

Normal for you: Hair distribution is partly determined by genetics as well as gender,yes testosterone does play a role and some females may have a little more than others ,depending on their ethnicity. ...Read more

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Is there any hormonal relation between hair growth on body and testosterone of men?

Is there any hormonal relation between hair growth on body and testosterone of men?

Hair growth: Studies have shown a proportional relationship of testosterone levels to the amount of body hair. The hair growth response to testosterone differs in different parts of the body. Hence, in some men, for example, testosterone promotes hair growth in the abdomen and back while hair growth is suppressed in the scalp, leading to male pattern baldness. ...Read more

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