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Male Body Hair Growth Patterns
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
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
No: No reason why it should.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Yes, that is why they are bald. ...Read more
Not usually : But low testosterone causes other problems. It makes men more prone to gynecomastia. Libido decreases, moods can become depressed, muscle tone decreases, bone mass decreases, etc. With appropriate treatment these problems can improve or be avoided. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Rogaine (minoxidil) only acts directly where it is applied. Men put it on their scalp in the front receding hairline area of in the back circle of hair loss. Women get more of a female pattern baldness when is overall equal hair loss from the entire scalp. You may use rogaine (minoxidil) for this, but be sure to wash your hands so you don't transfer it to areas where you don't want hair growth to be encouraged! ...Read more
Can hirsutism include a sudden, excessive growth of vellus hairs, with no male pattern of distribution? Or is it solely terminal hair in male pattern?
Hirsutism: Hirsutism is a term that refers to growth of terminal hairs in women in areas that normally don't have hair or have vellus hair, such as chin, chest, abdomen, etc. There are some medications, such as oral or topical Minoxidil among others and certain health conditions that cam cause sudden excessive vellus hair growth. Please have it evaluated by your dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I read that hair texture and male pattern baldness are on different chromosomes, therefore, texture doesn't determine balding patterns?
Look around: You will easily find balding men & women with kinky, wavey, or straight hair. ...Read more
Scaly skin, sparse pubic hair, patchy mustache, and underarm hair loss, generalized diffuse hair loss on scalp, slow hair growth, and normal tsh? How?
Excessive hair: Women normally produce low levels of male hormones (androgens). If your body makes too much of this hormone, you may have unwanted hair growth.In most cases, the exact cause is never identified. It tends to run in families. In general, hirsutism is a harmless condition. But many women find it bothersome, or even embarrassing. ...Read more
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