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Doctor insights on: My Pubic Hair Is Falling Out

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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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Im a young male and my pubic hair is falling out im proune to getting boils could this course it? Its also red

Im a young male and my pubic hair is falling out im proune to getting boils could this course it? Its also red

Get checked by an MD: The hairs should not be falling out at young age. A doctor needs to see if you have some kind of infection that is causing this hair fall. The skin infection or boil sometimes can do that. And this should be addressed appropriately. Good luck ...Read more

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What does it mean when my pubic hair starts falling out?

What does it mean when my pubic hair starts falling out?

See gynecologist: You might have an endocrinologic or hormonal problem. I would see an endocrinologist or gynecologist. ...Read more

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My pubic hair keeps falling out do pubic lice cause this.What about herpes.

My pubic hair keeps falling out do pubic lice cause this.What about herpes.

Lice yes herpes no: if you are intensely itchy down there and scratching aggressively, an infection with lice is possible. Look for bugs moving and nits on the hair shaft. If you don't have itching or signs of an infection, the diagnosis of alopecia areata should be considered. Go see a dermatologist ...Read more

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Is pubic hair loss a medical symptom?

Is pubic hair loss a medical symptom?

It may: It depends on the cause of the hair loss. It can be a medical condition eg. Alopecia areata. It would have to be evaluated by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I suffer from pubic hair loss which STD cause this.

I suffer from pubic hair loss which STD cause this.

Pubic hair: Your hair loss may not be due to an STD, but rather may be due to an endocrine proble involving your pititary or thyroid gland. See a gynecological endocrinologist ...Read more

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My pubic hair falls out a lot sometimes even like 10 hairs at a time when I run my hand through the hair. I'm a 12 year old boy. What's going on?

My pubic hair falls out a lot sometimes even like 10 hairs at a time when I run my hand through the hair. I'm a 12 year old boy. What's going on?

Normal puberty: As you go through puberty, the pubic hair that is growing will often turn over and be replaced quickly. This is likely normal, especially if there are no other symptoms going on. ...Read more