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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

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Why do we have pubic hair?

Why do we have pubic hair?

Not clear: Some think the hair increases the surface area to transmit pheromones for sexual allure. Others see it as a means for lessening friction during sexual activity. Many simply shave it off or at least lessen it for beauty sake. There is no definitive answer. ...Read more

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Why do humans have pubic hair?

Why do humans have pubic hair?

Pubic hair: It is believed that the functions of pubic hair include the dissemination of pheromones and protection from the friction of sexual intercourse. Natural selection may also have sustained it because it can show a potential sexual partner that the other person is sexually mature and can reproduce. ...Read more

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How should I trim my pubic hair?

How should I trim my pubic hair?

Very carefully: Personal preference with pubic hair "trimming." generally best to shave after the bath/shower when your pores oare open form the warm water temperature. Find a shaving ceam that is best for sensitive areas, and be careful. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of pubic hair?

What is the benefit of pubic hair?

Germ protection: The coarse texture is meant to trap dirt and bacteria, and keep it out of inner genitalia. It has also been said that pubic hair forms an air pocket to keep the area cool. Another purpose of pubic hair is to give off pheromones, which are supposed to help attract a mate. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of pubic hair?

What is the purpose of pubic hair?

Maturity: Pubic hair is an outward sign of sexual maturity. Different stages of sexual maturity are displayed during puberty; these are referred to as tanner stages. ...Read more

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Am i suppose to shave my pubic hair?

Grooming: Grooming questions are out of bounds at the doctor's office. One does not go to the doctor for grooming tips. This is a medical site. Grooming has nothing to do with health or medical conditions. Grooming is a personal choice not a disease. ...Read more

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What to do if i shaved my pubic hair?

Allow: the hair to grow back if you wish you had not shaved. ...Read more

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What are the medical benefits of pubic hair?

What are the medical benefits of pubic hair?

Germ protection: The coarse texture is meant to trap dirt and bacteria, and keep it out of inner genitalia. It has also been said that pubic hair forms an air pocket to keep the area cool. Another purpose of pubic hair is to give off pheromones, which are supposed to help attract a mate. ...Read more

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What causes your pubic hair to change colour?

Maturity or sun: All hair tends to become white or grey with advancing years in most people. Blond or light colored hair lightens when exposed to strong sunlight ; pubic hair is no different if you are a nudist. ...Read more