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Masculine: I answer with more questions. Why do you not feel masculine? Is this a sexual problem or one of self esteem? Is it due to teasing or bullying? Identify your concerns and address it. If you don't feel strong enough- lift weights. Try sports. Most importantly try to accept who you are and set goals for what you would like to see yourself become. There is no "normal" for masculinity. ...Read more
FItness / hard work: There are ways of carrying yourself (pretend to feel confident), mannerisms to cultivate or drop (you may not be aware of yours). You can focus on what you can control -- leanness and muscular development. Height, hair, and bone structure are beyond your control & matter little. Learnig to dress is something you can learn from others. I know Lee Priest (photo) who's 5'3' & not complaining. ...Read more
In who you are: The internet has created false ideas about what the human body needs to look like. We come in all shapes and sizes; each of us can be physically fit and look the best that nature made us. Some men prefer a big-boned woman. If you're obsessed with the idea that your build is unattractive; your doctor can help you reprogram. Confidence comes from your skills & achievements, not your bones. Cheers. ...Read more
Sure: Whether you're a man who just doesn't like all that stuff (gender dysphoria -- read about it), or a woman who body features that seem unfeminine to you, there's help. Get with a sympathetic physician. You have many options, though you'll need to be brave -- especially nowadays, you can probably have the body you want. ...Read more
Unanswerable: Not enough data to answer. You should see your doctor. ...Read more
I am a 23 yr old guy and I feel without any stamina and energy and feel like I have no masculine vigor. Tips?
Proper workup: At your age, if you're not getting several hard erections every day with minimal stimulation, you probably have a significant health problem. Don't let somebody simply tell you this is emotionally-based (though it may perhaps be related to a life situation). Prolactinoma and hemochromatosis are only two of the possibilities. Get a competent physician. ...Read more
Might it be possible that a a physically masculine woman wanting to lose weight benefit from men's diet products?
Yes: The truth is that designating a weight-loss product as "for men" or "for women" is 99% advertising / marketing. The key to weight loss will always be calories-in and calories-out, the products work when combined with exercise and a low-calorie diet, a cheap vitamin-mineral tablet is probably more than enough, & lasting weight loss comes from lifestyle change. Glad you're doing this; good luck. ...Read more
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this would be a cash procedure so they could tell you. ...Read more
Hi I can see my chin bring square, givingg me a masculine look. Is it because of buxism? Please help me out.
Unlikely: That grinding your teeth is really changing the architecture/landscape of your face/jaw line. It's more likely related to your underlying bony structure and/or changes in fat distribution around your jaw line. ...Read more
Androgenic hair: Androgen of pcos is generally androgens produced by ovary decreasing levels at this level can be done by using oral contraceptives which block endogenous production metformin can be used to cycle ovaries to normal function androgen blockers can be used like spironlactone these drugs can also be used in combination. ...Read more
Depends on Location: The adrenal gland is only one of the organs involved in hormonal regulation in women. E.G. Pituitary gland, ovaries, etc also play a role. Therefore, a tumor in an organ that is responsible for hormonal regulation in a female's body can lead to development of masculine features. ...Read more
Improbable...: I'm not sure what your question is here, but apparently you think you have "hormonal imbalance" at age 14. Of course you do - that is what is normal in the teen years. Nothing is in the right proportions yet, levels change constantly. That's why you have acne, are moody, have wet dreams, voice cracks. Sounds like you are the most normal teen I've heard from this week! ...Read more
What is the cause/purpose of a large brow ridge in modern males? It seems to be common in more "masculine" seeming males. Hormones?
Brow: There is no real purpose but it does look masculine ...Read more
I am 18 years old male and I feel like I still have a "baby face". ... Are their any ways to make my face more masculine? I am a very thin guy
Baby face: There may be ways to make your face appear more masculine, such as weight training and aerobic exercise. However, this will have only limited effects, since the way your face looks is not totally controllable due to genetic and developmental factors. As a psychologist i'd be inclined to focus on assertiveness and acceptance. There's nothing inherently wrong with having a baby face. ...Read more
I feel that my face is too feminine, how do I make it more masculine? I don't get proper facial here either! I chew gum all the time, does it helps?
Consultation: Seek a consultation from a board certified facial plastic surgeon. You'll get an evaluation and options. ...Read more
Can you tell me how masculine feature would appear in a women (virilization) due to a non-adrenal tumor?
Arises from ovary: While most cases of virizilization arise in females developing a tumor of the adrenal gland, on occasion a lesion of the ovary can cause this situation Less than1% of all ovarian tumors. Are associated with virilization. Patients typically present with amenorrhea and rapidly worsening signs of virilization with or without mass effect and clitoromegaly, with male-pattern of alopecia. ...Read more
I m skinny person but I have baby face/ feminine face so does lifting weight makes face masculine (chiseled face, high cheekbones)?
Sorry, NO: Lifting weights does nothing for the shape of your face. You are only 17. You have a few more years of normal changes in your appearance, but the bones won't change too much now. Don't go to extremes to try to change how you look. Concentrate on being a good person and stay healthy and people will love you for who you are. ...Read more
I want to be the masculine one in a same sex relationship, but the girl I like is 4-5 inches taller than me and it's depressing, what do I do?
Height does not: Need to be the determinating factor regarding whether/ which member of your diad elects to take on a more masculine role. ...Read more
If exposed to high levels of testosterone in utero- would a female baby develop masculine features?
You can try: Hormone is testosterone. If you're a woman who wants to adopt the male body / role, there are programs in most developed nations that can help you. If you're a man who's genetically programmed to have a very thin beard despite normal testosterone (erections, body odor), you can try rogaine (minoxidil) for your face / chest (anecdotes of success), or simply note many women prefer a thin-bearded, smooth man. ...Read more
Is it possible to get surgery that changes your body structure? I have wide hips like a typical girl but want masculine appearance with small hips
Not that: I'm aware. Your basic bone structure is inherited and gives you your body shape and proportions ...Read more
I am here to ask you about my pcos. Please tell me what should I do to end this. My facial features are getting masculine. Either its buxism or pcos.?
PCOS: The symptoms are due to a hyper-androgenic state which also creates insulin resistance. You should be on an anti-androgen drug such as spirinolactone and special low glycemic index diet. Bruxism doesn't make you masculine looking (slight masseter hypertrophy is possible). You cannot cure PCOS but can manage it as a chronic disease similar to diabetes. ...Read more
I'm 25yr old female. I have fat around my cheeks and jaw. Please suggest me a safe surgery to get rid of it. My lower part of face lokks masculine. So plz?
See doctor: Your regular doctor can exonerate you and run some test and then suggest a specialist ...Read more