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No pubic hair growth after delivery. Why?

No pubic hair growth after delivery. Why?

Hair: You may have alopecia areata. You should see your dermatologist to find the right answer. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Does a pcos woman have a new scalp hair regrowth during pregnancy?how can pregnancy affect scalp hair?

Does a pcos woman have a new scalp hair regrowth during pregnancy?how can pregnancy affect scalp hair?

Pregnancy and hair : during pregnancy a higher percentage of your hair moves into the growth phase. After delivering a higher percentage goes into the sheading phase. This results in postpartum hair loss called telogen effluvium. This is not unique to PCOS patients ...Read more

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What hormone affects body hair during puberty?

What hormone affects body hair during puberty?

Adrenal androgens: Hormones that are not cortisol but are produced by the adrenal gland are responsible for hair growth in pubertal development. 17 hydroxy progesterone, DHEA and DHEAS. ...Read more

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What happens to hirsutism & scalp hair loss or thinning in a pcos woman during pregnancy and during breast feeding? will both symptoms diminish?

What happens to hirsutism & scalp hair loss or thinning in a pcos woman during pregnancy and during breast feeding? will both symptoms diminish?

Hair, pregnancy: Hirsutism does not change during pregnancy or breast feeding largely because hair that has already grown in will not go away unless shaved/ plucked/ etc. Hair thinning is not so much affected by PCOS to begin with, but women sometimes have temporary alterations in head hair, particularly after delivery. Check out telogen effluvium online. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Is bleaching the facial hair during pregnancy harmful?

Is bleaching the facial hair during pregnancy harmful?

Avoid skin chemicals: Skin is is not a barrier and absorbs chemicals. It is a good idea in pregnancy to avoid chemicals. Hormones may change skin a great deal such that the skin may become hypersensitive. The less exposure to harsh chemicals during pregnancy, the better for the mother's skin and the baby's health. To best answer this question one would know the detailed chemistry of the agent to be considered for use. ...Read more

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Could a calorie deficit during a few months affect penis growth during puberty?

Could a calorie deficit during a few months affect penis growth during puberty?

No, sorry: Not everyone is endowed as they would like to be--penile range can be 2" to 13.5", with average 5.5"-6.2" Not a nutrition issue. As long as it is functional, you will find a partner who accepts it. ...Read more

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Am I getting excessive body hair growth or normal puberty?

Am I getting excessive body hair growth or normal puberty?

Need an exam: The question can only be answered by being examined in a doctor's office, if you want to follow up. Most 42 year olds aren't going through puberty though, right? Or did your age show up wrong? ...Read more

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What causes excessive hair growth on a woman's stomach after baby?

What causes excessive hair growth on a woman's stomach after baby?

Most likely PCOS: There are a few conditions that can cause unwanted hair growth in women (hirsuitism). Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) is the most common, affecting 8-10% of women. Hair growth in the midline of the body (face, chin, lower stomach, back) can be due to pcos. Weight gain can make pcos symptoms worse. We diagnose pcos with blood tests and a sonogram, and treatments can reduce the hair growth. ...Read more

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Growing chest hair at 19-- is that delayed puberty?

Growing chest hair at 19-- is that delayed puberty?

Not delayed for boy: Pubertal onset prior to age 14 yo in boys is not delayed. The onset is heralded by enlarging testes. Shaving and chest hair may occur years later. Timing of chest hair development is not criteria for delayed puberty. ...Read more

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Can sex hormones interfere with bone growth during puberty?

Can sex hormones interfere with bone growth during puberty?

Confusing question: Sex hormones signal the growth centers to accelerate and complete the linear growth. In a sense, the sex hormones are just a normal part of the growth process.Without them, a person would continue to grow at a slow but steady rate, but would not gain muscle mass and sexual maturity. ...Read more

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During pregnancy what happens to pcos symptoms such as scalp hair loss,facial hair,body hair,acne?

During pregnancy what happens to pcos symptoms such as scalp hair loss,facial hair,body hair,acne?

Suspended animation: The scalp and facial hair will remain, but new hair growth stimulation will be reduced. Acne tends to get better as the percentage of the male hormone causing the same is "overwhelmed by the large amounts of estrogen and progesterone hormones circulating during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What causes pubic and leg hair in teen girl but no armpit hair?

What causes pubic and leg hair in teen girl but no armpit hair?

A bit unusual : One of the first signs of puberty is sweating in the armpits and then growing hair there. It is possible that while in the shower she is shaving or using a depilatory cream. You can have her seen by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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She has irregular periods (started at 13) , excessive body hair growth yet barely any breast growth. Is sth wrong with her feminine hormone lvl?

She has irregular periods (started at 13) , excessive body hair growth yet barely any breast growth. Is sth wrong with her feminine hormone lvl?

Doubt it: Teenager may go though issues like this. My advice is to see an OB/GYN instead of a Pediatrician. If she has issues like this, she may benefit with a low dose oral contraceptive to help regulate her cycle and help with the hair issue. She may have polycystic ovarian syndrome and be checked out. ...Read more

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Is falling hair normal for pregnant woman?

Is falling hair normal for pregnant woman?

Sometimes: Women experience many different symptoms during pregnancy. Although some complain of increasing hair growth, some do have loss. Discuss it with your doctor; you may also consider getting your thyroid tested just to be sure. ...Read more